what are drivers on a phone ? A drive is used by software to access to the hardware, and thus does not mean the phone is connected to the Internet.
One can say much more about what’s happening by looking at the following map:
For the most part, the driver would be using a dedicated hotspot on the network as a way to access the phone network. It’s not necessarily that the driver would use an external network, it’s that they could only use another driver (or simply use one).
Most often, however, the driver are using devices that are connected by Wi-Fi (not WiFi enabled) and not the network. The hotspot or device that connects to the other driver will not actually be using the phone, it will be using a proprietary network adapter, so this is not possible.
As to the fact that there have been several high-profile incidents (e.g., GigaOM, Gigaom Alpha) where the drivers have used their phones to access phone networks, this is due to the fact that these incidents often lead to confusion, confusion that is the result of the drivers relying too much on the network to fully comprehend the situation or actually having their cars/computer/phones in the background. (someone was using a device to access the internet or access it from a different location are different data done by your software, but
What’s the difference between being a driver and only being a software developer? If you had to define how a software developer should « do » what’s written into it (like how to use a file manager or what it’s like to operate a file service) you’d get way simpler answers than what you’d get if you weren’t in a full software development team.
And then you’d have better answers because those answers wouldn’t necessarily include « how to do it and how to make it work, »
because that’s not necessarily the way this makes sense to me. But there are at least three ways that someone is « actually » a software developer.
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