At a New York-based event this Tuesday, T-Mobile senior vice president of technology, strategy, finance and development, Dave Mayo, talked up the carrier’s plans for LTE-Advanced. According to Mayo, T-Mobile will begin, “rolling out LTE-Advanced features later this year.” In terms of what we can exactly expect of these features, Mayo did not give any insight. (more…)
This evening, Samsung and SK Telecom, a Korean carrier that recently finished construction on the world’s first commercially available LTE-Advanced network, announced the Galaxy S4 LTE-A. The LTE-A is the world’s first device able to connect to an LTE Advanced network, as well as containing Qualcomm’s newest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 800. (more…)
Talks of a Galaxy S4 equipped with a Snapdragon 800 processor have circulated around the web for almost a month now, capable of running on an LTE Advanced network that was under construction overseas. Previously rumored to be possibly highlighted at Samsung’s London event last week, nothing was mentioned about the device, so Samsung must not have been looking to globally promote the device quite yet.
Thanks to a Korean mobile blog who somehow got the device, in its retail packaging mind you, we have a full hands-on unboxing gallery of the new, yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S4 LTE-A. (more…)
According to a report out of Reuters, Samsung CEO JK Shin confirmed in an interview that his company will sell a new version of the Galaxy S4 that supports LTE Advanced within the next month in Korea. He also mentioned that he was in talks with “several overseas” carriers to take on the phone, but would not specifically name any. So, the phone isn’t coming to the U.S. at this time. (more…)
The Galaxy S4 being sold through Verizon appears to be future proof, folks. Whenever buying a new piece of tech, the running joke is that whatever you buy will most likely be outdated within a couple of months after buying it, but it looks like Verizon took a few extra steps to make sure that was not the case.
According to a report out of Bloomberg, inside the Galaxy S4 on Verizon lay special components, ones that allow the device to run on the carrier’s future Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) network. From studies Verizon has done, AWS will allow for browsing speeds twice that of what we are currently seeing here in America. (more…)
Taking place in Las Vegas this week is CTIA, another annual mobile/tech industry conference much like CES that takes place in January. Some well-known names are attending this year’s meetup, companies such as HTC, NVIDIA, LG and Verizon are all in attendance. Demoing their Tegra 4i processor with built in i500 LTE modem is Santa Clara’s NVIDIA, showing the industry that thanks to an update, their chip is capable of flying through large amounts of data in no time at all. (more…)
According to industry analysts, who are reporting on comments made by certain AT&T executives at a recent conference, our nation’s second largest mobile carrier plans to launch an LTE Advanced network in the second half of 2013.
In early November of this year, we reported that AT&T was planning a massive investment to the tune of $14 billion to enhance their existing network and to finish off their 4G LTE network by the end of 2014. To begin work on an Advanced network before you’re done with full roll out of 4G LTE doesn’t seem ideal, but at this point, it’s a race between carriers to offer the furthest-reaching and fastest network possible. (more…)