It's hard to talk about the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus without talking about the relative mess that was its road to launch. The Galaxy Nexus was announced (after a brief delay) in Hong Kong on Oct. 18. At the time, no carriers were announced. Verizon finally made it official on Oct. 21, saying the first phone with Android 4.0 "will be available later this year." And that's all we got, until...
Sprint's making the jump from Wimax to LTE in 2012 (well, Wimax will keep working for some time), and CEO Dan Hesse just annouced the first markets for the new brand of 4G. They are:
Not a bad start, at least if you're in one of those cities. For everybody else, let's hope for a fast rollout -- and some device announcements.
AT&T announced this morning that its blazing fast LTE network is now live in 11 new markets, joining the likes of Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, and other cities currently reaping the benefits. The new members of the club include:
New York City (officially, this time)
Chapel Hill, NC
Los Angeles, CA
Since CES 2010, Verizon has been hard at work launching 4G LTE products and expanding their 4G coverage, but it's hit a few bumps in the road as of late. The month of December was particularly bad for Verizon and its customers who have taken on 4G devices expecting the same rock solid coverage they've always had with Verizon 3G service. Verizon Wireless's VP of network engineering, Mike Haberman...
Verizon's Twitter account this morning tells us that its latest 4G LTE outage has been resolved.
4GLTE issue resolved overnight. 3G operated normally; calling, texting were unaffected.
It wouldn't surprise us to still see a few stragglers, but hopefully things are copasetic for most of you out there.
Hidden away in today's festive message from Three UK was the news that the carrier is planning to roll out 42.2Mbps HSPA+ speeds across its network over the next year. Three says it's already deployed 21.1Mbps HSPA+ across "the majority" of its 3G network, and adds that it plans to extend HSPA+ to all 3G coverage areas by early next year.
Other UK networks haven't made quite as much noise about...
Update coming that will make signal appear to be better
It's not every day that smartphone users want to be lied to. But in the case of signal strength, we'll apparently make an exception. Verizon has told Computer World that in the case of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, the LTE signal is being received and reported accurately. Too accurately, actually. So accurately, in fact, that if you appear to...
Just got word back from Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney about the overnight/early morning 4G LTE outage. Here 'tis:
"Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is returning to normal this morning after company engineers worked to resolve an issue with the 4G network during the early morning hours today. Throughout this time, 4G LTE customers were able to make voice calls and send and receive text...
Update: Looks like data's starting to come back for some of us. Still no word from Verizon yet.
Well, that's no good. Verizon Wireless is dead in the water this morning for what appears to be, well, most everybody this morning. 3G data ... dead. 4G data ... dead. Pick a 3G/4G LTE phone. It's dead. Phone calls can still be made, which means we're not overly worried about public safety. But it's...
See what we did there (again)?
Verizon today announced that on Dec. 15 (that'd be tomorrow) it's adding the following cities to its 4G LTE roster:
Duluth, The Rochester Area and St. Cloud, Minn.
Findlay/Tiffin and Youngstown/Warren, Ohio
Are you a fan of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but not so much a fan of it only being a 3G device on Verizon? You might well soon get to have the best of both words, if this internal traning registration is on the level. We're told the Dec. 12 and Dec. 14 training indeed is for Big Red, and we've confirmed with a second source that indeed an LTE Xperia Play exists.
So will we see it? And when...
Rogers announced today that its LTE service is now live in more cities in the greater Toronto and Vancouver area. Rogers says that its 4G network will cover 30% of the Canadian population by year's end. Cities in the Toronto area that are now covered include:
And in the west:
It looks like the LG Nitro HD wasn't the only thing to hit New York City last night: the shiny new flagship is currently surfing on AT&T's 4G LTE network, which hasn't been "officially" switched on yet here in the Big Apple. We'll go ahead and assume that AT&T is still in the testing phases here in the five boroughs, with an official statement on its way. Whether it's here to stay or...
We're here in New York City tonight where LG just took the wraps off of its next major device, the Nitro HD. This one's heading to AT&T, where it'll surf the carrier's latest and greatest 4G LTE network. Hit the break for my first impressions.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 29 Nov 2011 9:42 pm
If you recall, we told you a few days ago about a new soak-test for the Motorola Xoom, and today new details about what is being updated have come forth. To start with, it's not Ice Cream Sandwich, and no amount of wishing will likely change that one. The Verizon LTE model is getting an update that should appear "invisible" to the end user, and it simply provides improved support for pay-as-...
Motorola Droid 4, again, already? Yikes to all who recently purchased a Motorola Droid 3, but official specs on the Motorola Droid 4 have come to light. Droid-Life received a tip containing all the information about the device, and it seems like quite a spec machine.
This 4G LTE device will feature a 4-inch display, powered by a 1.2GHz processor, the style of the Droid RAZR and a slide out 5 row...
Good news for all of you patiently waiting for Gingerbread on your Droid Charge: Verizon says today that the official update is "coming soon", and will bring with it a host of improvements. In addition to Android 2.3, software update i510.EP4 also brings with it security enhancements, a download manager, and a new user interface and color scheme, just to name a few of the changes in store. You...
Verizon is continuing their roll out of 4G LTE across the Nation and come December 15 they'll be adding nine New Hampshire communities to the mix. If you happen to live in any of the areas listed below -- you're in luck:
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
As of November 17th,...
A few weeks ago T-Mobile announced their first no-contract 4G device, the Samsung Exhibit II 4G which is an upgrade of the not so old Samsung Exhibit 4G. T-Mobile took to some pretty agressive pricing to help move this device pricing it at only $199 without a contract, or $29 if you wished to sign a contract for some odd reason. Most of the time we associate a low cost device with a low quality...
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