With the current deal on the Incredible, I was thinking of pulling the trigger on ordering one. My only question is whether or not anyone knows for sure, or have heard from a Verizon rep if the Incredible will be getting the 2.2 update?
I also wonder if VZW would cripple the update somehow, as it is will include a wireless hotspot feature, and I am sure they aren't happy about it being so easy to circumvent their overpriced tethering plan.
Yes their will be an update to 2.2 by HTC not verizon.thwy will have the wireless hotspot feature.
heres the article
Be aware Verizon CAN and most likely WILL block that option
you could always ROOT your phone and that will take care of Verizon taking out or charing for the feature. but i'm sure they will tell you that rooting voids any warranty on the phone.
I am unfamiliar with rooting as when I get my incredible it will be my first android powered smart phone. After rooting can you not always just got back and reset the phone to its original state so that they wouldn't know that it had been done? Obviously having a wireless hotspot feature would be pretty cool considering I just got my wife a new laptop.
Oh good, that means that when mine ships on June 1st, ..... or 9th,...... or 11th, ... or 14th.... or July 1st, or, or..... Oh sorry, I digress, perhaps it will come with 2.2 already uploaded... (if it does come)
Also, since VZW doesn't have a problem with the Palm Pre Plus providing WIFI hotspot service ( they even use it as a selling point for the phone) I would expect them to allow it with Android phones.
With Rooting not sure on it, never attempted just know the basic theory of it. Maybe I will give it a try, I just know if you screw it up "the load files", too bad then that is it for your phone.
I believe Verizon will allow hot spot if they have it on other phones it only make since but as far as an update being done by the time we get our phones who knows!!
I heard that they allowed the hotspot with the Palm to get rid of excess inventory and it will not be allowed at some point without paying for it. So if people bought this phone be prepared to pay for this feature in the future. Nothing good lasts forever!!