LG Confirms Internet Sharing Update Coming to Optimus 7

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If the analysis we looked at yesterday of the WiFi chipsets used in the first wave of Windows Phone handsets is accurate, there’s nothing stopping the vast majority of WP7 devices from receiving the necessary driver update in order to enable wireless hotspot internet sharing mode. One of the phones identified as having the necessary hardware in place but just waiting for its software was LG’s Optimus 7. Sure enough, LG’s German branch just tweeted that the necessary update is on its way.

Unfortunately, the company’s twitter rep didn’t provide any specific information on just when such an update might be ready for release, but instead simply noted that a small update would be needed to enable the functionality, and that it would be here in time. We wish we had something more definite for you Optimus 7 users, but at least you know the company’s working on releasing the needed driver update, even without an ETA in sight.

After the release of this update, it will just be some HTC models (Trophy, Surround, 7 Pro, and HD7) and the Dell Venue Pro still lacking the necessary drivers for internet sharing in Windows Phone 7.

Source: LG (Twitter)

Via: WPCentral

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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