Original Droid Needs Extra Hardware For Tethering

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Although updates to bring the original Motorola Droid to bring that device up to Android 2.2 Froyo will start coming out this week, Verizon Wireless has advised users that the Droid X requires additional hardware for tethering so it seems that wireless tethering–or the sharing of the device’s mobile broadband connection with either devices–will not be supported. A Verizon spokesperson advised Engadget that the Droid “doesn’t have hardware to support a mobile hotspot.”

It looks like if you’re interested in a mobile hotspot app without having to shell out for a MiFi, you may have to turn to newer Droid devices in the carrier’s lineup, like the Droid X. A rumored update for the Droid Incredible is speculated to bring tethering and the forthcoming Droid 2 is expected to have that feature.

(via: Engadget)

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