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No Hotspot, No Tethering for Motorola Droid

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Aug 2, 2010, 9:42 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 2, 2010, 10:17 AM

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.

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I hate BS, why don't they just tell the truth? tjobrien21 Aug 2, 2010, 11:15 AM
Big Red flip mode Aug 2, 2010, 4:17 PM
Yup Verizon scumbags lying through their teeth IF we really don't get hotspot Auzy_Tech Aug 3, 2010, 9:56 AM
Tether for free with PDANet art23ncsu Aug 2, 2010, 10:35 AM
"cough cough" macosx Aug 2, 2010, 8:16 PM
Droid Does! bluecoyote Aug 2, 2010, 12:25 PM
thats just bs... ive been tethering this phone since nov 5th... fliplovin Aug 2, 2010, 12:20 PM
Tethering Free For All! Daniel Dc5 Aug 2, 2010, 10:05 AM
That is a bold faced Lie frankthetank775 Aug 2, 2010, 3:02 PM
Menno: Advice please... Azeron Aug 2, 2010, 12:01 PM
well this is stupid Menno Aug 2, 2010, 10:28 AM
wifi tethering navydave Aug 2, 2010, 11:26 AM
No Wi-Fi transmitter! dswartze Aug 2, 2010, 10:18 AM
am i missing something? willv Aug 2, 2010, 9:57 AM
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