Android 2.2 Include Built-In Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot Sharing

Via LifeHacker and Techcrunch.

TechCrunch is reporting that “Froyo,” the next version of the Android smartphone operating system expected to be released next week at Google’s I/O conference, will pack in more than just big compiling speed improvements and fragmentation fixes. It could also include built-in USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot sharing, allowing everyone around you to share your mobile data connection.

Still looking for a portable computer that can also let me make some phonecalls, I was earlier thinking about the Nokia N900, but I’ve changed my mind and decided that I wanted a HTC Legend, because that has the Android OS – and is slightly more affordable.

Then – chosing a smartphone is a completely irrational enterprise, at least for me – I found the Nexus One and decided that this cutie was the One I Want.

Just waiting until the Nexus One (with the Android 2.2. os) will be released in The Netherlands. Right now it’s availability is limited to webshops and – or course if you read the ads closely – rather expensive.

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