No Idea what it is, why I got it, or if I signed up for it, but thought I'd share..
The Tether team have been working hard on the Tether Android version, and we're finally happy enough to release it.
How good is it? I'm glad you asked! In our latest tests, on average we've consistently clocked 40% faster than our competition.
A lot of major bugs and issues have been worked out. So, now we can focus on features like Bluetooth, Mac Version and hopefully even WiFi. These features will come out fast and furious now that the major component is stable.
To download the Android Beta follow these simple instructions:
1. Download and install the Tether PC software. We strongly recommend if you were using TetherBerry or a previous version of Tether to uninstall before installing this version.
(If asked to reboot, wait until the installer is fully finished)
2. On your Android phone go to Settings->Applications->Development and check USB debugging.
3. Download the software onto your Android by visiting the following URL in your browser:
Then run the file. It may ask you for permission to run software from outside of the Android Marketplace, make sure to give it permission.
4. Run Tether on the PC and select Android, then USB for the connection method. Then connect your Android to the computer with a USB cable and run Tether on your Android. The two should establish a connection and you should see data being sent and received on your PC.
The number one question we've been asked is will existing customers need to purchase a new Android license. Our team has decided, after much debate, that existing Tether customers will be able to get the Android version with a huge discount. The pricing will also be different than our current BlackBerry solution, for a number of business reasons. Keep in mind that your Android version will be transferable to any other Android, should you upgrade, change or lose your phone in the future for no cost. Exactly how our BlackBerry version currently operates.
But for now the Android Beta is available at no cost until we officially launch it!
Enjoy Tether for Android!