iPhone 2.2 firmware released – brings Google Street View, Safari improvements and more
We were kind of expecting the iPhone OS 2.2 update to be released today, November 21, and it was, indeed.
Apple now proudly presents, on its official website, all the improvements and additions that the 2.2 firmware brings to the hugely popular iPhone.
Among them, unfortunately, you won’t find MMS and copy/paste capabilities.
But there’s Google Street View, which will allow iPhone users to see street-level images of any place they’ve located in Maps. The update also comes with Public Transit and Walking Directions which, obviously, provide you with walking directions and let you find public transit schedules for better estimating your travel time.
Other novelties that the iPhone 2.2 OS brings include:
Location sharing via email
Enhanced performance and stability of Safari, for a better Web browsing experience
Podcasts can be downloaded with iTunes (via Wi-Fi or a cellular network)
Fewer dropped calls and call setup failures
Enhanced Visual Voicemail messages and overall sound quality
You can download the iPhone 2.2 software update right away, via iTunes, of course.