AT&T 4G update

Much hay has been made about AT&T's calling the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix "4G" phones despite the fact that they shipped without actually being "4g"-enabled, and rightfully so. We brought you instructions a month or so ago about how to hack your way to HSUPA (upload) speeds on the Inspire, but it's a bit of work.

And now comes word through the FCC and from AT&T itself that points to an upgrade in the works. First, there's a filing at the FCC that actually gives it governmental permission to flip the HSPUA switch on the phones. And then there's a response on Facebook that says the two phones will be getting updates (presumably for HSUPA) in April. It also goes on to say that the Samsung Infuse (4G) will ship with HSUPA enabled.

So put down the pitchforks, folks, and put away your petitions. The Atrix and Inspire are about to get AT&T's "4G." [FCC, Facebook via Wireless Goodness, Droid Matters]

 

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Atrix 4G, Inspire 4G to get their big boy HSUPA pants in April, AT&T says

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So what did AT&T do? Alter the build.prop to show a lower value on the 'ro.ril.hsupa.category' line? If that's the case, rooted users can adjust that themselves. It should be a class 6 I believe.

That is, unless there's a specific handicap placed in the baseband, at which point my post is completely worthless.

talk about misleading; hiding behind words like "capable of" up-/download speeds of xx MB, blah, blah, blah. now they're hiding behind the FCC. at&t always talking out of their bottom hole.

Thats great new but I want to know when there will be gingerbread on the atrix??? Also who is getting the infuse 4g?

I want the 'Infuse' to spread across the land. I want a cdma version now. $1000 to the first person to get me one! :-)

How bout android 2.3 gingerbread update to go with the 4g update. Now I have to goto my att store and get a 4g sim card.

And seriously That Samsung Fuz is too big. 4 inch long with a 3.5 or 3.7 screen. It might as well call it a mini tablet with phone capabilities.

Is it me, or did AT&T not directly answer his question? Sorry to be the pessimist, but AT&T doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to customer service and being up front with their customers.

Come on guys, the most recent update says nothing about HSUPA. We all know this software update is just minor fixes. What are the chances we're getting two updates in April? UNLIKELY.

I got my update today for the bug fixes. I am now on 4.1.57 and have more issues than before.

I did not sign up for beta testing so this has to be the real update from att.

WELL............when i got up this morning, the update was waiting for me to install on my Atrix. It downloaded and installed.

NOW THE PROBLEMS

When the phone rebooted, it had 57 apps running. Most are new to me, being named like com.motorola or com.google.

ALSO, they cannot be stopped using app killer.

In addition to those new apps, I have duplicate apps running at the same time, apps which have never run at boot before. 2 Paypals, 2 Maps, 2 Vlingos,.................

I have been talking to Motorola and they have no idea what is happening.

I am now waiting for level 3 support to call me back.