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android 2.2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by WaSTeLaNd, May 18, 2010.

  1. WaSTeLaNd

    WaSTeLaNd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 12, 2010
    welder lvl 1
    rosenberg tx
    I don't know if this was already coverd but... I heard android 2.2 was going to have a hotspot app built into it. Does this mean sprint won't update the evo to 2.2 android in fear of losing money?


  2. SprintFun

    SprintFun Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Columbus, OH
    It's true, and I'm not sure what it will mean for the Evo. I'm assuming Sprint will just take that 2.2 tethering capability out of FroYo before passing it to us.
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  3. RiverOfIce


    Mar 30, 2010
    In exile
    I really doubt that. They will update to 2.2 but either 1 disable it, or b start charging the 10 dollar fee to every phone that will use it.

    It is really pointless either way. People are starting to expect it. And they are going to be forced to give it.

    If they do not support it, then they will have to stop selling android phones.
  4. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2010
    You're probably right, they will have to eventually support it or give completely up on Android phones. Before they make that call, they'll be depending on Android customers though. The other carriers did free tether with their Pre's so Sprint probably wouldn't last long holding out on this issue.

    Think of it this way, the Overdrive is $100 after MIR and other rebates and requires a $50 plan but can only tether 5 devices. Evo can tether 8 for $199 and requires at $30 tether charge. Evo's the better deal. Now if Froyo includes free tether, Evo's still the better deal because Froyo won't be on the Overdrive. Sprint won't lose though because I would have no problem with them simply dropping the MIR or charging more for the Evo upfront going forward.

    That's probably not a popular perspective, but at some point there will be compromises to make the Google/Android-carrier relationship work. And certainly Froyo 2.2 won't be getting to other carriers without addressing that issue too.

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