Instant Tethering Coming to Android

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Google has seen a way to streamline tethering between device that you own that are signed in with your Google account. The new 'Instant Tethering' feature will be rolling out fairly soon and will use a bluetooth connection to negotiate the pairing and when you drop connection on one device (say you run out of WiFi range), Google Play Service will ask if you want to tether to your other device that has a connection. It seems pretty nifty, but will be rolling out to limited devices at launch.

Instant Tethering links up devices that are associated with your Google account to make it easier to stay online when a connection drops. So, if one device loses connection, it can just ask if you want to tether to your other device—no additional setup necessary (uses Bluetooth to negotiate the connection). It even shows you the battery level of your other device.

Source: AndroidPolice