Android 2.2 to have Wi-Fi Hotspot & Tethering

Android 2.2 to have Wi-fi Hotspot & Tethering

It seems like Google is going to really make Android 2.2 AKA Froyo an update people are going to really want.  Android 2.2 not only includes Flash support and performance improvements.In this screen shot of Android 2.2 will also included USB tethering which will allow you to use your data connection with your laptop to browse the web.

And the update will also included wi-fi hotspot connection, which will allow you to use your Android handset as a portable wi-fi hotspot.  Now what has not been determined is whether or not carriers can disable these features or charge a fee for using them.

If the cell carriers don’t disable these features or try and charge a fee for using them, it could be a good reason for business users & consumers to buy an Android handset instead of an iPhone. And with these features and the Google Voice service you really wouldn’t need cell providers voice plans. I guess we will have to see how these features will be used injunction with the handset’s carriers at the Google I/O 2010. So tell me what you think of these features? And does it make you want to buy an Android handset that can run Android 2.2?

Source: Techchrunch

Josh Uhlemeyer,

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  • Jamey

    YES it makes me want to buy an android. I'll go further and say that it makes me want to buy a Nexus One because the carriers won't be able to disable all the cool features. I know IPhone is cool, but Google is definitely winning the battle in terms of appearing to show more good will to their customers with features that save money. Well, at least with this gadget-geek consumer.

  • Jamey

    YES it makes me want to buy an android. I'll go further and say that it makes me want to buy a Nexus One because the carriers won't be able to disable all the cool features. I know IPhone is cool, but Google is definitely winning the battle in terms of appearing to show more good will to their customers with features that save money. Well, at least with this gadget-geek consumer.