Mar 29th, 2011

If you have been toying around with the leaked build of Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Motorola Droid X or Droid 2, try this out: when you first launch the official Verizon 3G Mobile Hotspot application you will be greeted with the standard warning of impacted battery life and increased data usage. Only, the application suggests you should head over to to sign up for a plan. No, Verizon isn’t the next to be bought out by the AT&T. More likely parts of this ROM are being shared between development for the Motorola Atrix 4G and these Verizon Droids. This no doubt will be corrected by the final build, but is worth a laugh for the moment.

In other news, DroidLife is reporting that using the leaked official Gingerbread ROM on the Droid X or Droid 2 gives users free access to these Mobile Hotspot features, even if it isn’t included on your plan. It may have something to do with the function being offered for free until May with the HTC Thunderbolt, or simply be a bug in this pre-release software. If you are using the ROM and decide to kick on the hotspot features, be warned we can’t say how it will affect your bill or contract with Verizon.

[via DroidLife 1, 2]

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