Google has officially unveiled the next generation of its Android operating system for mobile devices today at the Google I/O developer conference. The SDK is available for developers today, and Google says Android 2.2 Froyo will be available to OEMs in the next few weeks.
There are a ton of changes in Froyo, but here are some of the most exciting new features:
Tethering and WiFi hot spot
As expected, you’ll be able to tether your Android phone to a computer or other device, allowing you to share a 3G wireless connection without paying two separate bills…. should your carrier permit this functionality. If so, you’ll be able to turn your phone into a portable Wifi hot spot or share your connection over a USB connection.
Faster app performance