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Carriers Will Be Able To Decide Which Android Phones Have Tethering (And They Can Charge For It)

Jason Kincaid of TechCrunch writes: "Today during its keynote at I/O, Google officially announced that the latest version of Android, called Froyo, will feature tethering and wireless hotspot functionality — a big win for Android users. When we broke the news last week we questioned whether or not carriers would be able to disable or charge more for this functionality given that it was baked into the default Android OS. Unfortunately, at least as far as consumers are concerned, it sounds like carriers will get their say. In other words, expect at least some carriers to charge more for tethering."

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brennton5140d ago

This could work both ways. Carriers may abuse it, and charge way over the top prices for tethering, or Google could "encourage" with incentives carriers to not charge for tethering. Hopefully the latter is the actual outcome, but I'm thinking it won't be, given no carriers were named as "launch partners".

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Galaxy S25 to Integrate Advanced Google AI Features

Samsung's Galaxy S25 is set to elevate Google AI integration, extending to hardware depths.

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Unveiling Android's Game-Changer: The Long-Awaited Battery Health Monitor – Report

Google Reportedly Set to Launch Tool Revealing Battery Degradation Over Time for Phones and Tablets, Says Android Authority.

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Apple's Bold Move to Train LLM on Trendsetting News

Amidst the AI frenzy of 2023, major players like Google, Microsoft, and Meta are in the spotlight, launching their own generative AI systems.

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