Google’s Android 2.2 (Froyo) to come with USB tethering, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities

Expected to be launched by Google as early as this month (May), Android 2.2 Froyo will obviously bring a pack of new features.

We’ve already reported about full Flash support coming to the next version of Android, and now TechCrunch has unveiled more of the new features: USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities.

Naturally, USB tethering will allow Android users to share their data connection with their laptops, while the other new feature will turn their smartphones into on-the-go Wi-Fi hotspots.

Let’s hope carriers like AT&T (known for modifying and/or restricting software on smartphones) won’t block these new Android abilities.

Google should officially announce Android 2.2 during its I/O conference next week (May 19 – 20).

Author: Florin

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