Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Google While Microsoft is unveiling all about Windows Phone 8, Google ruined the party a little bit by 'leaking' all about Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4. There's some pretty awesome stuff in here from Google - except for the fact the devices themselves are kind of ugly.
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RE[3]: Nexus 4
by gan17 on Tue 30th Oct 2012 14:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nexus 4"
gan17
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2008-06-03

HSPA+ varies wildly from country to country. Obviously, no one is going to get 21Mbps, let alone 42Mbps. Thing is, I've noticed (from Speedtest rankings and whatnot) that many European and Asian 3.5G/HSPA+ speeds are pretty close to what the average American gets on Verizon LTE (though I can't speak for latency).

Where I live, I can get the equivalent of 10Mbps+ quite often, and around 14 during the early morning hours, and I live in a very saturated city. LTE just rolled out here a few months ago, and from what I've read, users get around 20Mbps if signal permits. So, yes, LTE is obviously faster, but it's not really 4G speed like many telcos claim, and our 3.5G/HSPA+ speeds aren't all that bad here. There's obviously much more room for LTE to get faster though (4x4 MIMO - 20MHz supposedly goes up to 325Mbps), but I suspect most telcos will have moved on to totally different tech before that.

Edited 2012-10-30 14:47 UTC

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RE[4]: Nexus 4
by WorknMan on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Nexus 4"
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2005-11-13

So, yes, LTE is obviously faster, but it's not really 4G speed like many telcos claim


LOL, I don't give a good god damn if it's 'real' 4g or not. The point is that it's faster than what I have now.

BTW: I'm in Austin, TX. You would think HSPA+ would be faster than 4mbps here.

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