No Hotspot, No Tethering for Motorola Droid
Verizon Wireless announced on July 30 that the Motorola Droid would receive the Android 2.2 update starting the week of August 2. Android 2.2 natively supports tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot creation. The Motorola Droid, however, will not offer these features. Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney said to Phone Scoop in an email, "The Droid by Motorola doesn't have [the] hardware to support a Mobile Hotspot. With tethering there is no Connection on the PC side that will allow you to tether the device so the answer is that option isn't part of this update." Raney also said the over-the-air update will be pushed to a small set of users first to make sure it works properly. Once that is confirmed to work, Verizon will begin the general roll-out in phases. Android 2.2 offers a wide range of other improvements, including better security, Flash Player Mobile 10.1, voice dialing via Bluetooth, and improved camera performance.
I hate BS, why don't they just tell the truth?
BS: "It can't."
The Truth: "We don't want it to."
I can swallow the truth easier than a lie. Simply put, they don't want it to because that's a feature of the Droid X or the Incredible (upcoming anyway), and they want the new gear to have perceived increased value over the older stuff.
Just level with us, rather than insult our intelligence with a lame fib.
y cant verizon!
"all phones lose signals depend on how you hold it". hahahaha
Yup Verizon scumbags lying through their teeth IF we really don't get hotspot
I love how they said the Droid can't handle. it. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO how does the g1 do...
Tether for free with PDANet
So why is this feature being blocked by Verizon Wireless if the device has 'open development' ?
(And speaking of 'open development' , maybe someone could enlighten me as to why Verizon Wireless paid Skype to lock the Android client to their network.)
Basically, if you make a skype call with their client to another skype number, it's like you made a Verizon Mobile to mobile call.. free ...
thats just bs... ive been tethering this phone since nov 5th...
ive been usb tethering this phone since november 5th and wireless tethering this phone since the root came out... verizon is so full of ****.. thats why i dropped them.... get pda net or just root you phone and use
Tethering Free For All!
That is a bold faced Lie
Menno: Advice please...
well this is stupid
Not sure what they're playing at here. If they offered it, it could be something they charged for. Maybe there was an issue with them configuring it so tethering routes through as tethered (as opposed to handset) data? So they just removed the feature?
No Wi-Fi transmitter!
shocking! well how does the Droid _send_ information via wifi!? these marketing people never cease to surprise me!
am i missing something?