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T-Mobile casts doubts on G2 update, says Wi-Fi calling and tethering not supported

October 13, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Firmware updates, T-Mobile

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About that whole T-Mobile G2 firmware update. It’s not supposed to exist and T-Mobile is closing its ears and eyes, saying that the G2 is still not set to receive the features that had the web abuzz yesterday.

T-Mobile issued a statement to Phone Scoop that downplayed the update a handful of users reported receiving on Monday. The statement reads:

“Wi-Fi Calling and tethering/Wi-Fi sharing are not currently supported on the T-Mobile G2. T-Mobile knows these features are important to consumers and we’re working to deliver them to G2 users in the future. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”

So what’s the hold up and how did this thing get out in the first place? The user who first reported this claimed to receive an over-the-air update, but this could also be a leaked update or just a test build accidentally pushed to users. Whatever the cause, T-Mobile’s comments make it seem unlikely that G2 users will be tethering or Wi-Fi calling over the next couple of weeks.