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Android 2.2 to include WiFi hotspot creation and tethering

May 14, 2010, 17:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Spiess)

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"No need to jail-break your phone or anything

"Google has been working diligently on its Android phone OS, and update 2.2 is coming up quite soon. So far, the Linux-derived phone OS is selling well, recently thought to have overtaken the iPhone in monthly sales.

"Version 2.2 will support USB tethering, without the need to have to resort to warranty-breaking software like many other phone OS's. This is a great feature which will allow you to bring Internet connectivity to other portable devices you may have, such as say, a netbook portable computer.

"In addition, with 2.2 you'll be able to set up a WiFi hotspot. So for example you could at home setup a wireless network, to easily swap files about, or make pretty much free VOIP calls from your Adroid phone. Which is very convenient and economical for people that make many long distance calls."

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