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
2 thoughts on “Google Formally Introduces Android 2.2 (Froyo)”
Have you heard anything on Android phones for AT&T that a) will run a 2.x version of Android and b) won’t be locked down to run only apps from the Marketplace? I’m tied to AT&T until my wife’s phone contract runs out in December, but if a good phone came along, I’d be fine staying with them.
I’d be happy if I could just get 2.0 for my MyTouch.
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