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Google Nexus 4: Why No LTE?
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User Rank: Apprentice
11/1/2012 | 3:49:40 PM
re: Google Nexus 4: Why No LTE?
My Nexus S 4g works just fine on tye current Sprint WIMAX for me up and down the east coast to the point that I tether it to my laptop with no problems whatsoever in the 1+ years I've been using it.
Sprint may have its problems but I have had no issues with the current Nexus phone and Sprint 3G/4G. If I can get a good promotional price on the new Nexus 4 to use on Sprint when my current contract expires, I will continue with Google. The Google Android platform is very well integrated and provides me excellent functionality using my phone and pc with the Chrome browser.
User Rank: Ninja
11/1/2012 | 11:50:52 AM
re: Google Nexus 4: Why No LTE?
What is the " the fasest version of HSPA+"? Did you mean "fastest"? I think it is not unreasonable to use a spell checker and read through the article at least once again before posting. Makes me wonder if writing that carelessly also means gathering information without much care.
My assumption is that the lack of LTE is a concession to LG. LTE being still somewhat of a novelty the LTE field was left to LG and other vendors using Android. And yes, the incompatible and moronic spectrum assignments in the US and also Japan likely played into the decision as well. That train left the station a long time ago and the industry just has to deal with building extra equipment just for the US market. Same applies to 120V / 60Hz power supplies and NTSC. One would have thought that with going all digital we get one worldwide standard for video.....sorry, I digress.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/31/2012 | 2:49:26 PM
re: Google Nexus 4: Why No LTE?
Eric, cmon, that certainly is a valid reason. The most valid reason is one that you didn't mention, and it includes the fact that a Nexus phone is a developer phone, etc... Nexus is a Google phone, NOT a carrier phone. In making it a Carrier phone, i.e. putting LTE on it and this on it for certain carriers, takes away from it being a Nexus phone. thus, the VZ and Sprint GN phones were not Nexus. Go ahead, ask any GN owner from those carriers, they will tell you. They are still waiting for updates.

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