What are the odds of this being available on the nexus without the 4G hotspot?
Out of the box? I would say very, very low (unless you pay the extra $30.)
With a custom ROM? I still am just guessing, but probably much higher.
Last edited by Creed; 11-06-2011 at 09:43 AM. Reason: Damn Palm Pre keyboard...
Edit: If you're interested, this is what I use: http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/
Made by google and it's free. It used to be in the market but Verizon blocks it now. It can be downloaded directly from the link and manually installed on a rooted device. Enjoy!
Not BY google, HOSTED by Google code. The devs are listed there. Getting root is not enough, you need alinux kernel with a feature called Netfilter. Verizon won't release such a kernel. If the phone has alocked bootloader, like the Bionic, kernel can't be changed, so this app won't work.
It all depends how the nexus's bootloader is locked.