LG Germany confirms a small update for Internet Sharing is coming

Assuming LG Germany isn't fibbing here, users of the Optimus 7 can expect sometime in the (near) future a small firmware update to enable internet sharing aka tethering. We know the phone's chipset supports the function but since it was a late-added feature to Mango, most OEMs have had only a little time to play with the drivers. Looks like LG though is prepped to enable this for its users, which will involve updating the firmware in a quick and painless fashion.

Lets hope it comes this year.

Source: @LGBlog; Thanks, Cyruss1989, for finding out!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • I knew I picked the right phone. I chose the Optimus 7 from between the HD7 and Omnia 7 originally just for the hardware buttons(and it was cheaper too). Mango added the epicly helpful press-home-button-to-wake and an increase in loudness in digital audio(when I plug in headphones) and now Internet sharing. Yes!
  • It's a great device!! ...but, what about hidden networks?
  • Awesome!I hope the update will be world wide.Can't wait!
  • At least for the open market phones it will be I guess...
  • I would love it if the Quantum got some of these bells and whistles.
  • Checked with LG Canada and the response from customer service was:Unfortunately there is no update coming to allow tethering of the Windows 7 phones.
  • Can confirm I just received the update here in the UK. My phone is technically an unlocked Vodaphone phone, from Germany... So no idea where its actually being rolled out to!