Android 2.2 Adds Full Flash, Faster UX and USB Tethering

The next instalment of Google Android is just around the corner and comes bundled with it a bunch of new features and improves.

The next instalment of Google Android is just around the corner and comes bundled with it a bunch of new features and improves.

Android 2.2, nicknamed Froyo, adds Wifi and 3G tethering, meaning phone owners will now be able to hook there phone up to their laptop and surf the net on the train, in a field, hell anywhere with a decent signal. Potential bad news is this feature is dependant on whether or not your network carrier permits this.

Another exciting new addition is full Flash 10.1 support. Take that iPhone! This has been achieved partly down to huge speed improvements to the OS, meaning the CPU hungry platform will run painlessly. Early testers AndroidPolice, are reporting about a 450% performance improvement.

I'm not getting too excited yet though as official updates roll through your manufacturer first and I'm still waiting on an upgrade from my HTC Hero's, now ancient, Android 1.5.