The LG E900 (Optimus 7) was amongst them but the firmware was a bit out of date and so, internet sharing was out of the question.
However, it looks like a new firmware update has been released in Italy for the LG Optimus 7 that enables it to activate the internet sharing feature and also find and connect to hidden wireless networks.
To get into specifics, the firmware for the LG Optimus 7 has been updated from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 and the radio from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. Although the version bump is not really all the high, at least we now have a new tethering-enabled Windows Phone device.
At this point, we don’t know if only Italy received this firmware update, but in any case, it’s entirely possible that it will be shipped to all other LG Optimus 7 devices around the world as soon as possible.
If the same holds true for all the Windows Phones that require a firmware update to enable tethering, then perhaps a major update for the rest of the devices is imminent.
So far, Microsoft hasn’t made any official statement, but as soon as we know more, we’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, we think it’s only a matter of time until all LG Optimus 7 devices will be update to the new firmware, so be on the lookout.