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Discussion in 'Off Topic Forum' started by Jamis0n, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Jamis0n
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    If verizon is going 4G on the twelvth is verizon going to update androids to compensate it will it not mean anything like wireless n amd wireless g roughters?

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    You will need a new device to use 4g data. They say data cards and mifi devices until next year then handsets, although there is a rumor of a handset before christmas.

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    I don't think it will matter for anyone unless you live downstairs from the tower!


    I/we have 3g most the time I'm running around 500kbs, if I had 4g I'd be running around 500kbs... Sometime on the highway i'll run a speed test and hit ridiculous speeds around 1200kbs if I was 4g I suppose this test would be 1800 kbs or somewhere near.

    I cant see it making any difference to users like myself that run between 125kbs- 1000kbs all day long depending on vicinity ?
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    Right unless the phone is in fact 4G capable and its just locked. I'm 100% sure that's not the case though seeing as the Android phones have been rooted and no one has mentioned or seen that capability. So you be stuck with a 3G phone until you upgrade to a 4G phone.

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    Thanks guys. New to droids and wanting to learn more.

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    hopefully verizon will offer early upgrades to all
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    Would be awesome but does anyone know any specials that sprint did?

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    Where did you hear 4G is being released soon? I recently read a thread where someone posted information about 4G not being released until 2013.
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    That must be nice, i am usually running at 50-150 at work and 100-200 at home. :icon_eek: Signal is usually 1-3 bars at work and 2-4 at home.
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    Verizon will launch their LTE network in 30 cities by first quarter next year. My midwest verizon rep said the iphone should be released on verizon around the same time
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    4G would be awesome.

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    Verizon just sent the LTE 4G collateral and coverage maps to the store I work at. This means the launch is very close. I will post a pic of the map in a little while so you guys can see the cities it will cover
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    Can an Android that does 3G be upgraded through firmware or software to work on the 4G network?

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    Doubtful. I would bet against this.
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    Nope, 4G uses MIMO antennas and a different chip set for the modems. All new equipment will be released with LTE
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    According to a press release dated back in October, it's going to take through 2013 for LTE to be deployed throughout the country. That said, I won't see LTE til at least 2013. We don't even have broadband available where I live, and broadband has been out for what, 7-8 years?
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    Saw this commercial a few days ago regarding 4g on Verizon. December 2010.

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    Ha awesome. Reminds me of the Lightning Thief. Too bad I can't hear it, the sound card is dead on my laptop.
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    Hmm I was gonna try to get a Droid in Dec but maybe I should wait until my contract is up and upgrade then? For ppl who have 4g is it that big a leap from 3?
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    My sister has an HTC Evo which uses 4G. I asked her if the speed was any faster than 3G and she claims it is. I'm sure it is, but I can't imagine how much faster since stuff already moves as fast as a good cable Internet connection on a phone running 3G. No need worrying about it anyway, 4G and 3G right now are like Blu-ray and DVD. 4G is there, but the vast majority of phones and people are still on 3G.