Why did I do this? There are a few reasons, but one of them was that I wanted to have a phone that ran Google’s most current version of Android without having to go through hoops, like having to unlock my bootloader and install an alternate ROM, like Cyanogenmod 10, and then 11 for KitKat.
I also wanted to be able to use my phone as a hotspot without having to do the activity above, as Cyanogenmod allowed me to tether my phone, as it bypassed any lock my carrier had on this. I have unlimited data and do not want to switch my plan by enabling a shared data plan on my account.
I was looking around the ‘net to see if I could find out how to enable USB Tethering with Windows 7 and ran into this article, which explains how to use your Nexus 5 as a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot. Rather than writing the article myself, I’ll just share it. :)
Does this do social posting from here?
Let’s give this one more try.
Yes, I want to know. Thanks for the help. Just testing a microblogging plugin.
I don’t usually see Ars Technica talking about World of Warcraft. Maybe I’m not looking for it, either. As a person who has 2 level 90s and a handful of toons in the 70s, I find the option to purchase 90s appealing. What I really want Blizzard to do is allow for users to purchase a prorated option for leveling toons to 90. What if I want my level 71 Monk to be 90? Can’t I pay a fraction of that cost?
I thought I loved the HTC One. I was wrong. I LOVE the Nexus 5. Why?
Unlocked right from the get go. Tethering on AT&T without having to run alternate ROM, splendid. Seemingly less or no issues with group text or MMS like I had with the HTC One. I even had those issues running Cyanogenmod 10 and 11. Let’s hope I don’t have those issues again.
The phone is fast. Quad core 2260 vs quad core 1700. It has the same resolution as the HTC One and other current Android phones in a 5″ screen. It doesn’t feel big. Physically, it’s about the same size as the HTC One was.
Wireless Qi charging is pretty damn slick. I bought a Black Powerbot from Amazon for $25 rather than paying $50 from Google for the Nexus charger.
I also bought a Diztronic black TPU plastic case for $10. Had the same case for my iPhone 5 and loved it.
Maybe LG makes a nicer device than HTC? I’m not sure about that as I’ve only ever had iPhones in recent years and HTC and LG are my first foray into Android land.
I’m really looking forward to using this thing over the next few months. I’ll probably buy a Nexus 6 if they come out with one. I love that this phone isn’t bound by a contract or a carrier and it’s really a high quality piece of computing smallness!
You can play these games and others here, at the Historical Software Collection.