Google Phones Become Wi-Fi Hotspots After Android Update

Google on Thursday unveiled an Android software update that allows smartphones become Wi-Fi hot spots and support video based on a Flash program. Froyo was also made to be friendly with Microsoft Exchange and other applications popular with companies.

Google additionally added "tethering" to Froyo so people can use wireless connections to link multiple smart devices to Android phones, letting gadgets share a single Internet connection.

"If you are like me you have a plethora of devices you carry around with you," Google Vice President of engineering Vic Gundotra said. "Now your android device can in fact become a portable hotspot and indeed serve the needs of the other devices... you go to another device that doesn't have connectivity, lets say that iPad, and have one bill."

Google said that Froyo will also support the coming Flash Player 10.1 from Adobe Systems.


Published Date: May 21, 2010 03:00 pm | Updated Date: May 21, 2010 03:00 pm