4G LTE

Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update official

Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update official

You folks out there working with the Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon's 4G LTE network will be glad to know that it's been officially updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this upgrade including no less than Google Now. The Google Now service is one of Google's most high-profile releases in the software upgrade world as far as Android goes at the moment and brings on a collection of update cards that give you information on your daily doings on the fly. This update also comes with more live camera filters.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G LTE made official in Cobalt Black

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G LTE made official in Cobalt Black

This week the folks at Verizon have revealed the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G LTE, the first version of the device to be released with full 4G LTE connectivity. This device has been revealed internationally and specifically released on AT&T with their HSPA+ 4G network, and is here coming in both white (already out in such a color) and the Verizon specific Cobalt Black on December 13th. This device will have largely the same specifications as we've already shown in the full Samsung Galaxy Camera review we've got up already but will very likely be working with some Verizon-specific apps.

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AT&T brings 4G LTE speed to four new markets

AT&T brings 4G LTE speed to four new markets

If you've got a 4G LTE-enabled handset and you're an AT&T customer, there's a chance you're seeing some faster data speeds today. That's because the company has rolled out 4G LTE in four new markets today, bringing the total number of markets with AT&T LTE up to an impressive 113. "Impressive" certainly is the word too, as AT&T has been launching 4G LTE in new markets at a very fast rate.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with speed tests and benchmarks

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with speed tests and benchmarks

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is ready for action on Verizon's 4G LTE network now, and what better way to usher in a new version of the device that's also out on several other networks than to do some speed tests and processor benchmarks? The big differences between the Samsung Galaxy Note II on Verizon and the competition's carrier networks is the speed at which it accesses data, the cost of the data therein, and of course the Verizon-specific apps (mostly for tracking your data and your data costs.) Other than that it's the same cool Galaxy Note II experience you've gotten used to on T-Mobile, AT&T, and internationally.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 5, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today we saw images of what may be the rear housing of the iPhone 5S - yes, already. There aren't too many differences between it and the rear housing for the iPhone 5, but there are enough to make the images noteworthy. The high-end HTC M7 is rumored for a Q1 2013 release, and it appears that HTC wants it to get on shelves before Samsung launches the Galaxy S IV, while Samsung's iPhone 5-bashing Galaxy S III commercial was named that most viral tech ad of 2012.

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AT&T rolls out 4G LTE service in six new markets

AT&T rolls out 4G LTE service in six new markets

Whip out those handsets, AT&T customers, because the company announced today that it has launched 4G LTE service in six new markets. These announcements of 4G LTE rolls outs are coming in at breakneck speeds from AT&T, so it would seem that the company is very serious about expanding its coverage area. That's definitely good news for subscribers, as it means there are more areas in the country where they can access AT&T's LTE network.

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LG Spectrum 2 Review (Verizon)

LG Spectrum 2 Review (Verizon)

We've been seeing a lot of really good high-end handsets lately (like the Galaxy Note II and the HTC DROID DNA), but all the while, LG has been putting out some solid mid-range phones. Not too long ago, we reviewed the LG Optimus L9, a mid-range device at T-Mobile that wasn't extraordinary in any way but still a quality handset all around, and today it's the Verizon Spectrum 2 that's taking center stage. The question is whether or not this smartphone is yet another good mid-range entry from LG, or if it falls short when held up against the dozens of other mid-range handsets ready to be taken home.

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ZTE unveils the smallest 4G LTE datacard available

ZTE unveils the smallest 4G LTE datacard available

ZTE has announced the launch of its MF823, a small dongle it touts as the smallest 4G LTE data card currently available. The little white unit has already launched in Kazakhstan, of all places, and is heading for Europe and Asia "soon." The press release doesn't state a price, but if similar offerings from the company are any indication, you'll likely be looking at $200+ for the unit.

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Nexus 4 LTE enabled using simple hack

Nexus 4 LTE enabled using simple hack

While it was discovered that Google's latest Nexus 4 smartphone does, in fact, have an LTE chip on the inside, the phone's radios don't cover the wide deployment of most LTE bands, resulting in unhappy users who yearn for faster downloads while on the go. However, a simple tweak has been discovered that allows Canadian users to take advantage of LTE on the Nexus 4.

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