09/19/2011, 01:21 AM
I'm about to pull the trigger on a Pre 3, but before I do, I need to know more about how USB tethering is handled. For example, my Nokia won't tether without bloaty software popping up and running. My old Android phone was much better; the phone was recognised as a USB modem, and there was no need to run additional software on the PC.
I know there are many threads on tethering, I've just been reading a heap of them. In this thread I'm asking for someone to give me a feel for the 'user experience' side of it - what happens when you plug the Pre into an XP machine, how is the connection initiated, do I have to install a bunch of crapware, etc.
I am hoping it's more Android than Nokia. Appreciate any insights.
FYI I'm running various machines with XP, 7x64 and Linux. XP is the most important one here.