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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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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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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE gets Jelly Bean plus VoLTE

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE gets Jelly Bean plus VoLTE

Samsung has begun pushing out Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE, the 4G-enabled version of its stylus-toting tablet, complete with simultaneous voice and data support over LTE. The new update - which will initially be pushed out across three South Korean carriers - adds VoLTE support to the tablet, in addition to the niceties the newer version of Android delivers, and Samsung's own tweaks such as Multi-Window.

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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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