This week the AT&T Samsung GALAXY S 4 has been discovered to have a bit of a bug in its build affecting users' ability to work with stock wi-fi hotspot and tethering. While some third-party services still work to allow tethering and wi-fi hotspot, AT&T's direct menu support is not appearing working on some (if not all) units at the moment. SlashGear has reported this issue to Samsung and they are currently looking into it.
While working with an extended internet connection from your Samsung GALAXY S 4 may not be working straight from your normal menu right this minute, you do have options outside the regular fold. The widget set Extended Controls is one which allows quick-access to your mobile hotspot, Bluetooth, music, and a few other bits and pieces. There's also the Koush-made USB tether app which makes tethering undetectable by your carrier of choice.
The Samsung GALAXY S 4 has appeared earlier today in the newest CyanogenMod 10.1 release for T-Mobile and has appeared earlier this month for AT&T. This setup allows you internet tethering and mobile hotspot abilities that we've not yet gotten the chance to test with this particular bug - but chances are there are good things to be said about the build. If you're using the AT&T version of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and CyanogenMod 10.1, be sure to let us know if you're up and running!
The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is headed out to - or is already on - each of the major mobile device carriers in the United States right now and is spreading abroad as we speak. Have a peek at our full review of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and let us know if you're planning on checking one out in the near future!