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LG: LTE in the Nexus 4 is an evolutionary leftover

LG: LTE in the Nexus 4 is an evolutionary leftover

The LTE modem discovered in the Nexus 4 is an evolutionary leftover akin to an appendix or tailbone, LG has explained, dashing any hopes of a firmware update unlocking future 4G capabilities. Interest was raised when teardowns of the latest Nexus smartphone revealed it had an LTE-capable modem, despite being billed as 3G only; as LG told TechRadar, however, that's just the vestigial remnants of the more advanced - and more expensive - device the Nexus 4 was based upon.

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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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T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

These past few weeks have seen various announcements from Verizon and AT&T related to the expansion of their 4G LTE networks, but today T-Mobile is reminding everyone that its own plans for 4G growth are coming along swimmingly. The company announced that it has expanded its 4G service in 10 major markets across the country, so if you live in the one of the United States' big metropolitan hubs, there's a chance that you've got increased 4G coverage from T-Mobile today. Read on to find out which locations are getting a boost to service.

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EE’s delayed LTE SIM-only plans go on sale

EE’s delayed LTE SIM-only plans go on sale

UK 4G carrier EE has finally begun offering its SIM-only plans, having delayed the launch of the off-contract LTE packages following tardy testing troubles. The new plans - which rely on users bringing their own 4G-compatible device, such as the unlocked iPhone 5 Apple stores offer in Europe - offer a monthly discount on the regular charges, though exactly how much you save depends on how willing you are to tie yourself to the carrier.

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Apple quietly delays some international iPad mini 4G preorders

Apple quietly delays some international iPad mini 4G preorders

Delivery times for some preorders of the iPad mini WiFi + Cellular have slipped back into early December, with Apple quietly updating its tracking system from the original "late November" estimate for international buyers. Some shoppers checking their order status today have found that Apple has pushed back the delivery to December 4, even if they placed orders for the 3G/4G-enabled tablet shortly after it went up for sale.

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iPad mini LTE and 4th-gen iPad now on sale at AT&T, Verizon

iPad mini LTE and 4th-gen iPad now on sale at AT&T, Verizon

If you didn't pre-order an LTE version of the iPad mini last month, not all hope is lost. Both AT&T and Verizon are now offering the smaller iPad as well as the 4th-gen iPad. AT&T says that you can purchase the new iPads at any of their physical locations, although they don't mention anything about availability on their website, but the two devices appear to be ready for purchase at ATT.com.

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4G LTE networks vulnerable to easy takedown hack

4G LTE networks vulnerable to easy takedown hack

4G LTE might be a thing of beauty for mobile users who love a good and fast internet connection while on the road, but according to a document filed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a laptop and a software-defined radio unit costing about $650 is all it takes to take down a 4G network within a reasonably-size radius.

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HTC Deluxe aka global DROID DNA leaks

HTC Deluxe aka global DROID DNA leaks

With Verizon's DROID DNA searing eyeballs and driving grown Android fans to tears, HTC lovers outside of the US have been eagerly anticipating the global edition of the 5-inch 1080p phone. That's looking like it might be nearing, if a leaked promo shot of the HTC Deluxe - the international version of the DNA - courtesy of arch insider evleaks is anything to go by; the device is obviously free of Verizon branding, but it also lacks any indication of whether it will be a 3G or 4G device outside of the US.

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