With tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot features, Apple and others have
some serious catching up to do.
Another sign of how bad AT&T makes the iPhone look: the iPhone OS has fully supported tethering since 3.0 shipped 11 months ago. Most carriers around the world have supported it from day one. But, because AT&T still doesn’t support it today, it’s seen as a feature where the iPhone needs to “catch up” to Android 2.2 (which hasn’t shipped yet).