Andriod 2.2 - Native tethering, WiFi Hotspot

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  1. jtallen123

    jtallen123 New Member

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    DailyTech - Android 2.2 to Get Native Tethering, Wi-Fi Hotspot Capabilities


    Hopefully this isn't a duplicate post, I didn't see anything yet.


    I wonder how Verizon and company will react, will the allow it?
     
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    Awesome. Even if they ask Motorola to remove it, it should be easy to install after the app is taken from another phone or even the SDK.

    With this I have no reason to root, this is the only thing I'm "looking" for.

    I can see the future "Droid Does" threads.... "Friend's iphone wouldn't connect to 3g so I let them connect through my wifi tethering... Droid does"dancedroid
     
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    Wireless and wired tether, hotspot, Apps2SD, a working and stable JIT compiler! Only thing left is the quantum field generator so we can time shift and that's about it.
     
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    Lets just hope all this is true,.
     
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    I just read this on Engadget.

    Verizon is not going to be happy, that's all I can say.
     
  6. jtallen123

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    Yeah it will be really interesting to see if there is any kicking and screaming from Verizon or if they possibly could embrace this.
     
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    Verizon has already added a $15/month tethering plan ($10/month sale for the next 3 months) to the Droid Incredible. I'm not sure what is preventing them from doing the same for the Droid. Boooo @ the 5GB limit but I've never come close to using 1GB tethering anyway... lol.
     
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    I'm with you here. I've recently been considering rooting my Droid, but this new update sounds like it will make it unnecessary. Tethering and 450% faster? I'm in.
     
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    I Agree....

    It will be available for a fee. Adding uncontrolled tethering to the OS would piss off ALL carriers. I'm sure it'l be in there the same way it's in the iPhone, waiting for the carrier to turn it on. (As far as I know, AT&T is the only iPhone carrier worldwide that hasn't enabled tethering on the iPhone.)

    Verizon will love this. They can get another $15.00 a month out of you and all they have to do is some backend work and push 2.2 to you? Why wouldn't they do it.

    So, how long until we get 2.2? I would think the Droid will get it long before the Incredible will, since they have to port SenseUI over to 2.2 now.

    Andy


     
  10. Hugh Jass

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    There is no way Verizon will support this without making money off of it, it's too much drag on the system to do it for free. I'll just stick to free tethering via PDAnet, thanks. :)
     
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    But rooting is a fast and simple process, then installing Wifi tether from the market and you have your tethering.

    It's the installation of custom ROMs and themes, just flashing stuff really, that takes more time. But simply rooting and wifi tethering now is a breeze. And to make it faster, SetCPU from the market can do that for you too.
     
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    Agreed, I didn't root my droid for 6 months -- when I did... I wondered why I didn't since day 1. It literally takes like 30 minutes (though reading took much longer). Now I enjoy 800Mhz, wifi tethering, and a really really sweet customized phone. Bugless Beast v1.0 - definitely recommend.

    I have a feeling it will be awhile before we see 2.2 if 2.1 is any indication. I'm not waiting.
     
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    idc about that, I just want BB V1.1 and DarkEdge theme with it from Pete officially to come out! lol
     
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    Is 2.2 still *tentatively* scheduled for the June time frame?
     
  15. Hugh Jass

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    Well sure, it's a month away. lol. Give it 2 weeks or so and we'll see what month they'll be saying then. ;)
     
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