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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by deek, Aug 24, 2010.

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    I have been doing some searching, and I wanted to verify before I started messing around with this. I am a Droid X owner through Verizon. I didn't opt for the 3G Mobile Hotspot option for my plan. But, I should still be able to use my phone through available wifi connections w/o a charge correct? You would assume Verizon would rather have you using a different connection over their 3G connection to download content to free up usage. Just looking to verify and not incur any extra charges.

    Thanks.
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    3G moblie hotspot is $20/month and uses ur phone as a hotspot connection

    connecting to wifi on your phone is free (as long as the network is free)
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    Thanks... I have seen a few apps that will only run the video via wi/fi connection. So I just wanted to verify first... Still learning a lot about the phone and doing searches. My wifi search just brought up 1000s of threads about tethering... (The run around of using a mobile hotspot)

    Now my next noob questions. I am still at version 2.1, and I have used my phone to check for updates. Now, from my understanding, 2.2 is already out. Is that correct? Will I only be able to update when it is available just for me?
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    the 2.2 that is out is a leaked version. the official 2.2 is due for "late summer" (verizons eta) so its up to you what you want..
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    2.2 is out for Droid 1. Droid X had an unofficial RC build leaked and Motorola shut that down. Nobody is hosting it that we are aware of and any links posted get taken down immediately due to a C&D order from Motorola.

    2.2 for the Droid X will be available some time in September unless performance continues to be on par with a 5 year-old with a nose flute trying to play Rhapsody in Blue while rollerskating on ball bearings.
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    Ha! Well that makes sense.. From what I have read (so far) they should have a speaker fix for the Moto Droid X.. Mine feels quiet compared to normal phones from the past and I am hoping to actually to be able to hear it after the update. Also, for some reason, that I have not checked into, my Alarm seems to offer no sound. Luckily, I use 3 other alarms to make sure I wake up as well.
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    hey i only did that once and it wasnt that bad...
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    Played around w/ the WiFi, there is a significant drop off from what my PC gets to what my phone gets as far as download rates go. It's a little faster than 3G, but not by much.

    I was pulling about 2 megs via droid X versus 3-4 megs via PC (which is wired and not wireless). My cable internet is 3-5 megs on normal.

    I have seen my 3G pull 1 1/2 megs using the speed test app.

    Oh well, an improvement, but not drastic.