This is indeed a jaw dropping news! It is being reported that Android 2.2 (Froyo) will be accompanied by native tethering and WiFi hotspot support. Tethering enables you to share your phone’s 3G internet connection with your laptop anywhere in the world (provided your phone carrier’s availability), with a choice of WiFi tethering or USB Tethering.
Unlike Apple, Google not only listens but also responds to the voice of their customers. They are already introducing feature that allow users to install applications on SD cards in their future release, and supporting internet tethering is just like an icing on the cake.
Tethering on Android phones was never so easy which involves rooting your phone, installing a custom recovery image, and a custom kernel and so on so forth. Different methods for different android phone on different network are there which are very tedious to follow, even for nerds.
Indeed, there are some WiFi tether apps that turn your rooted Android phone into a Wireless (WiFi) Access Point enabling you to browse internet on your computer without installing custom kernels or ROMs. But once the android 2.2 is released; all the third party WiFi tethering Android apps will be out of the market. Red Alert for PDANet tether app as well. Frozen Yogurt is on massacre!
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- Android 2.2 Froyo to Support Flash 10.1 Natively
Most likely all the said features would be announced on the top of Android 2.2 at Google I/O event in May 2010.
via - engadget