1. ThatdudeXavi's Avatar
    My update is at 30%, I heard something about 4.4 having glitches and something about "wifi not tethering" so I was wondering if I should cancel the update or just let it be? Any opinions on what's best to do for now?
    01-13-2014 12:38 PM
  2. psychoD33x's Avatar
    Personally I'm not updating. Not yet anyway. I still have my unlimited plan so I'm not updating so I can hold on to the WiFi tethering

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    01-13-2014 12:50 PM
  3. ThatdudeXavi's Avatar
    Personally I'm not updating. Not yet anyway. I still have my unlimited plan so I'm not updating so I can hold on to the WiFi tethering

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    And wifi tethering is one for the unlimited plans? I'm not even sure what it means to be honest. I'm new to this whole Smart phone talk.
    ako379 likes this.
    01-13-2014 01:06 PM
  4. DCooper323's Avatar
    i did it. havent done much since then with it though.
    01-13-2014 01:11 PM
  5. psychoD33x's Avatar
    You can have WiFi tethering without an unlimited plan. However if you have an unlimited plan you have to pay extra every month to use the hot spot feature and you only get about 2 gigs of data to use for that purpose

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-13-2014 01:25 PM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    WiFi tethering works fine on a Share Everything plan on KitKat.
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    01-13-2014 01:42 PM
  7. ThatdudeXavi's Avatar
    WiFi tethering works fine on a Share Everything plan on KitKat.
    Oh OK! This is what I needed to hear. So besides the WiFi tethering, is there anything else that would stop you from updating?
    01-13-2014 01:45 PM
  8. thisiscrazy's Avatar
    Bluetooth MAP doesn't work with Kit-Kat.
    01-13-2014 02:44 PM
  9. skatergirl's Avatar
    Oh OK! This is what I needed to hear. So besides the WiFi tethering, is there anything else that would stop you from updating?

    I'd say no. I updated and had a few minor issues with two apps and the developers were quick to fix.
    01-13-2014 03:29 PM
  10. skatergirl's Avatar
    My update is at 30%, I heard something about 4.4 having glitches and something about "wifi not tethering" so I was wondering if I should cancel the update or just let it be? Any opinions on what's best to do for now?
    So, you were not part of the soak test?
    ThatdudeXavi likes this.
    01-13-2014 03:34 PM
  11. jmack549's Avatar
    You can have WiFi tethering without an unlimited plan. However if you have an unlimited plan you have to pay extra every month to use the hot spot feature and you only get about 2 gigs of data to use for that purpose

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    This is incorrect. I have unlimited data and the $30 tethering plan, and I tether well over 20 GB a month for work.
    perkdog65 likes this.
    01-13-2014 04:58 PM
  12. ThatdudeXavi's Avatar
    So, you were not part of the soak test?
    I wasn't part of the soak test. The update just came in this morning. I went ahead and updated but the OK Google" command isn't functioning anymore? OK Google now" works but when Google is already up I was able to just say OK Google without it taking me back to the black screen and waiting for the command so I'm not sure why they would take that out. It's just a minor inconvenience though.
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    01-13-2014 06:04 PM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    I wasn't part of the soak test. The update just came in this morning. I went ahead and updated but the OK Google" command isn't functioning anymore? OK Google now" works but when Google is already up I was able to just say OK Google without it taking me back to the black screen and waiting for the command so I'm not sure why they would take that out. It's just a minor inconvenience though.
    Just to check, start Google search, scroll to the bottom and tap the menu control, then settings. Tap voice. Is "Hotword detection" turned on? Is the language set to English (US)?

    That said, "OK Google Now" is just a pass-through to Google search anyway, so just use that...
    skatergirl likes this.
    01-13-2014 06:38 PM
  14. skatergirl's Avatar
    I wasn't part of the soak test. The update just came in this morning. I went ahead and updated but the OK Google" command isn't functioning anymore? OK Google now" works but when Google is already up I was able to just say OK Google without it taking me back to the black screen and waiting for the command so I'm not sure why they would take that out. It's just a minor inconvenience though.
    Well, this is good news. Perhaps Kitkat will soon be widespread on the Droid Maxx.
    01-13-2014 06:42 PM
  15. YAYTech's Avatar
    This is incorrect. I have unlimited data and the $30 tethering plan, and I tether well over 20 GB a month for work.
    Sad when they want as much to allow tethering as they once did for the unlimited data. But when you're using that much data via tethering, I'd say it's a fair price. I rarely go over 5GB/mo total usage, with only a very small percentage of that over tethering, so there's no way I'm interested in paying an extra $30/mo for tethering.
    01-13-2014 06:47 PM
  16. ThatdudeXavi's Avatar
    So, you were not part of the soak test?
    Just to check, start Google search, scroll to the bottom and tap the menu control, then settings. Tap voice. Is "Hotword detection" turned on? Is the language set to English (US)?

    That said, "OK Google Now" is just a pass-through to Google search anyway, so just use that...
    I followed your instructions and everything is as you asked. OK Google works when I'm already on the Google search but the screen still turns black so I guess it doesn't matter. It just looked smoother before the update. Also as I was going through the settings I noticed that my music player was under one of the commands (along with chrome, contacts etc) but I'm not sure how to command my phone to play music?
    01-13-2014 06:57 PM
  17. Unobtanium's Avatar
    Sad when they want as much to allow tethering as they once did for the unlimited data. But when you're using that much data via tethering, I'd say it's a fair price. I rarely go over 5GB/mo total usage, with only a very small percentage of that over tethering, so there's no way I'm interested in paying an extra $30/mo for tethering.
    That was the "original" pricing for Mobile Hot Spot/Tethering with Unlimited data. Whether it is "right" or "fair" is up for debate.

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    01-13-2014 07:14 PM
  18. D850's Avatar
    I got the kit kat ota today on my Maxx here in WA. Everything is good so far some icons are different and the lock unlock sound is different. I ran a quadrant test and it scored a 8590. I haven't played with the phone much yet but so far its all good.
    01-13-2014 07:20 PM
  19. tx_tuff's Avatar
    You can have WiFi tethering without an unlimited plan. However if you have an unlimited plan you have to pay extra every month to use the hot spot feature and you only get about 2 gigs of data to use for that purpose

    Posted via Android Central App
    If you have unlimited it is $30 a month for the hot spot, but you get to use your unlimited data. I have been using 25 to offer 30 GB the last couple months.
    01-14-2014 04:34 PM
  20. psychoD33x's Avatar
    If you have unlimited it is $30 a month for the hot spot, but you get to use your unlimited data. I have been using 25 to offer 30 GB the last couple months.
    Did you sign up for the hot spot before the share everything plans? When I got my maxx I asked about using the hot spot and they told me it was an extra $30 and that gets you 2 gigs. Maybe that salesperson was misinformed, but either way I don't want the extra monthly fee especially when I only use it here and there

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-14-2014 05:14 PM
  21. tx_tuff's Avatar
    Did you sign up for the hot spot before the share everything plans? When I got my maxx I asked about using the hot spot and they told me it was an extra $30 and that gets you 2 gigs. Maybe that salesperson was misinformed, but either way I don't want the extra monthly fee especially when I only use it here and there

    Posted via Android Central App
    No I just signed up for it after I got my LG G2, came from a GNex and the radios in it where not good enough to use as a hot spot ask the time so I had a mifi I was paying like $60 for 10GB. The G2 radios are so good I dropped the mifi and even though I'm paying $30 for hot spot I'm now getting unlimited data and saving money.

    Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
    doogald likes this.
    01-14-2014 05:18 PM

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