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FoxFi developer said VZW Note 2 with KitKat will "permanently" break free hotspotting for unlimited
It appears that Samsung has officially indicated that KitKat will be coming to the Galaxy Note 2.
I'm extremely worried for one very specific reason.
When Verizon pushed out 4.3 update, it broke all the free hotspot apps. Fortunately, FoxFi
was immune to it, so I purchased it. However, the FoxFi developer said VZW Note 2 with
KitKat will "permanently" break free hotspotting for unlimited data customers. I emailed
them and asked if they were planning to outsmart Verizon and work on a fix... the response
was a solid "no"(which I figure meant that there are so few VZW Note II owners who bought
FoxFix and it wasn't worth their time/effort)
So... now I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do if VZW pushes KitKat to the Note 2?
Fortunately, it's VZW, so it's going to be a long wait. (hopefully)
- 02-20-2014, 03:05 PM #2
Re: FoxFi developer said VZW Note 2 with KitKat will "permanently" break free hotspotting for unlimi
Samsung lays out which devices will get Android 4.4.2 KitKat | Android Central
(And don't think just that "because it's Verizon" it will necessarily take a lot longer...as of late they've late they've been doing a pretty good job of keeping up with other US carriers in terms of releasing updates)
From my experience, the Note series and Galaxy S series phones are pretty similar in terms of software, and they are both pretty popular, so this will probably be an issue with more than just the Note 2 (though I'm just guessing here).
I find it funny that despite the fact that Verizon isn't allowed to "block" tethering apps now due to FCC regulations, it seems quite convenient that each update to their phones seems to completely prevent them from working (nice little loophole for them).
I personally don't even really use hotspot on my phone at all, but none the less, this is just a small part of the reason why I'm done with Verizon and my next phone will be a Nexus device, probably on T-Mobile.
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