Verizon axes "Hotspot" feature from Android 2.2 Froyo on Motorola Droid

Verizon Wireless promised to deliver Android 2.2 Froyo update to Motorola Droid, and provide update instructions. The update hasn't started rolling out yet, but According to Verizon Wireless, two of the biggest features of Froyo won't be included in the Droid update: "tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot creation".In an email, Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney told […]

Verizon Wireless promised to deliver Android 2.2 Froyo update to Motorola Droid, and provide update instructions. The update hasn't started rolling out yet, but According to Verizon Wireless, two of the biggest features of Froyo won't be included in the Droid update: "tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot creation".

In an email, Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney told me, "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."

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