Android 4.0 ICS Supports Bluetooth Tethering!

Upgraded to Android 4.0.3 on a Samsung Galaxy SII. It now supports Bluetooth tethering to share its 3G Internet connection via Bluetooth.

 

Under Applications -> Settings -> More… -> Tethering and portable hotspot

is “Bluetooth tethering”.

I tried connecting using Ubuntu 11.10; it had no problem seeing the new service.

Hooray – this gives an alternative to Wi-Fi hotspot which consumes power like there’s no tomorrow.