1. harrycarry250's Avatar
    During the routine tear down of every new device iFixit gets they saw something that nobody was expecting in the teardown of the Nexus 4. Apperently, the phone has on-board a Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip. I have no clue what it is doing there or if it has possibly been modified. All we can do now is speculate, and maybe hope...
    Thanks


    Nexus 4 Teardown - Page 3 - iFixit
    11-16-2012 11:10 PM
  2. JHBThree's Avatar
    Not unexpected since the modem it uses supports LTE. Is useless without the software to enable LTE though.
    11-16-2012 11:30 PM
  3. yfan's Avatar
    Maybe they will enable it through a software update when T-mobile's LTE network goes live. Maybe that's the little surprise in store. Wouldn't that be something.
    11-16-2012 11:51 PM
  4. harrycarry250's Avatar
    It's a 7 band LTE radio. It supports all of the major carriers LTE bands.
    11-17-2012 12:03 AM
  5. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Yes, the LTE radio is there.

    What isn't there is the antenna and amplifier to actually make it work.

    The chipset includes the radio for LTE, which explains why its there. Not to mention that its the same component being used in the Optimus G, which likely cuts down costs.

    Unless an OTA can somehow install new physical hardware inside your phone, it isn't going to enable LTE.
    Ry and DC Damien like this.
    11-17-2012 12:17 AM
  6. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Please. I beg you. Read the comments here.
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    11-17-2012 12:43 AM
  7. yfan's Avatar
    Yes, the LTE radio is there.

    What isn't there is the antenna and amplifier to actually make it work.

    The chipset includes the radio for LTE, which explains why its there. Not to mention that its the same component being used in the Optimus G, which likely cuts down costs.

    Unless an OTA can somehow install new physical hardware inside your phone, it isn't going to enable LTE.
    I know very little about the technical things here, but people on this thread at XDA seem to disagree that it requires an additional antennae (the claim is that it's included in the chipset).
    11-17-2012 12:44 AM
  8. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    Please. I beg you. Read the comments here.
    404 error...

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    11-17-2012 12:44 AM
  9. MangoPowah's Avatar
    Please. I beg you. Read the comments here.
    Tis a 404, Phil.

    HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO US?!

    Sent from the cockpit of Gurren Lagann
    11-17-2012 12:44 AM
  10. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    404 error...

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    Tis a 404, Phil.

    HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO US?!

    Sent from the cockpit of Gurren Lagann
    Think he's trying to link to this: https://plus.google.com/+androidcent...ts/NRaUxKZQhv7
    11-17-2012 12:46 AM
  11. yfan's Avatar
    Please. I beg you. Read the comments here.
    Getting a 404 error... Figured it out. I think the number in the URL doesn't need to be there. I took it out and kept the rest and it got me to the right thread.
    11-17-2012 12:46 AM
  12. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Yeah. That.

    https://plus.google.com/b/1110169917...ts/NRaUxKZQhv7
    11-17-2012 01:00 AM
  13. esbuenodun's Avatar
    Phil =joy killer... #boooo #sadtears
    yfan likes this.
    11-17-2012 01:16 AM

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