T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide gets Android 2.2 Froyo update

By on April 5, 2011 at 6:31 AM.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide gets Android 2.2 Froyo update

T-Mobile and HTC have finally released the anticipated Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide. The update adds support for placing free calls over Wi-Fi networks in addition to a new low-storage notification, resolved Bluetooth compatibility issues, text messaging and picture messaging bug fixes, and improved overall reliability. The software will also add support for both USB tethering and mobile hotspot, which will allow users to share their 3G connections with other devices via Wi-Fi. You’ll need 25MB of storage space on your phone to get started, and unfortunately it’s only available to Windows users for now. Hit the jump for a download link and instructions on how to update. More →

7 Comments

Motorola DROID 2 to get profiles, USB tethering via update

By on November 10, 2010 at 2:40 PM.

Motorola DROID 2 to get profiles, USB tethering via update

According to a well connected Android enthusiast with a solid track record, Motorola’s DROID 2 is on the verge of a software update that will bring with it some solid new functionality. While no information is currently available along the lines of a release date for the new OS build, two attractive new features have been revealed. The first is the presence of DROID Pro-like device profiles, allowing the user to easily switch between multiple home screen configurations. The second major change is the presence of USB tethering in addition to wireless tethering. USB tethering allows users to connect to a laptop or desktop computer via USB, and then use their phone’s cellular data connection to connect to the Internet. For the time being, the only other tidbit we have about this forthcoming OS build is also a welcome one: it’s “wicked fast”.

[Via Android Central] More →

13 Comments

Android 2.2 (Froyo) to allow USB tethering, Wi-Fi hotspot creation

By on May 13, 2010 at 8:10 AM.

Android 2.2 (Froyo) to allow USB tethering, Wi-Fi hotspot creation

Froyo_USB_Tether

This really is great news. TechCrunch is reporting that the next version of Android — version number 2.2, code name Froyo — will have USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot creation built in. Built. In. Currently, no information is available on if the new feature can and/or will be blocked by mobile carriers…but seriously, good luck to them if they try. Nicely played Google, nicely played indeed. More →

58 Comments