The Windows Phone Mango update is really shaping up to be something. The folks over at wpcentral did some digging around and discovered that Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) will have the ability to share the phone’s internet connection with up to 5 other devices. Just like Android and iOS, Windows Phone joins the rank of operating systems that can turn devices into mobile hotspots. However, just like the internet sharing feature on other platforms – it does consume a lot of battery.
It has also been confirmed that Internet Sharing will be a carrier-enabled feature – so be prepared to fork out extra cash to enable it on your phone if your carrier decides to charge you for it. However, it’s good to see Windows Phone catch up so quickly to its much older rivals. Some operating systems took many years before it was implemented; Windows Phone is less than a year old.