Android 2.2 "Froyo" packing on both Mobile Hotspot & USB tethering functionality

Android 2.2
Considered by the mainstream community as being something new, the though of tethering your mobile phone to a computer to gain high speed internet service has actually been around for quite some time. Sure we've seen it become more prevalent with the dawn of Mi-Fi devices that utilize Wi-Fi connections to share broadband internet service. Highlighted mostly of late by Verizon's webOS smartphones and the highly anticipated HTC EVO 4G soon, there are some new revelations for the next incarnation of Android. As we've already been treated to the known fact that Android 2.2 “Froyo” will pack Flash support, now it's looking like it'll also offer USB tethering and a Mobile Hotspot functionality. Even though we can fancy all the joys that Android will be offering, it's left unclear if wireless carries will have the ability to turn off this feature. Ultimately, there is no denying that they will have a small play in the grand scheme of things as they are the ones who will be providing the back-end service for the handsets. With only a week away from the Google I/O event, it'll be interesting to see what news will come to light surrounding this new functionality.

source: TechCrunch


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3 Comments

1. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

If this is indeed true about mobile hotspot functionality being added to Android devices, then (sad to say) Palm is done.

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

You've been able to do this for a while on older Android devices and Widows Mobile using PDA.net.

3. jil77

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 18, 2010

Very nice!

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