- 04-12-2011, 07:34 PM #2
- 04-12-2011, 08:21 PM #3
Good point. The way at@t pushes any kind of update is ridiculous.
Case in point, after hearing my old bold 9700 was going to get OS6
I waited and waited and..... waited some more. I gave up and jumped ship
And went over to android. Makes me wonder if and when HTC releases
The software fix for 4g to be enabled, when will we ever see that happen.
Doubts start to set in.
- 04-13-2011, 08:52 AM #5
- 04-13-2011, 12:19 PM #6
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Now "3G+" is considered 4G, at least legally speaking. If the classification of 4G never changed than it would be a case of false advertisement.
- 04-14-2011, 09:47 AM #8
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If they marketed the Inspire and Atrix as 3G+ then a month later Verizon comes out with the Thunderbolt on the all new 4G LTE network people would be going F**K 3G+ I want 4G!
Its obvious that most consumers don't know a thing about network and cell towers. I can't tell you how many times at work i heard people talking about the iPhone 4G when it first came out because of AT&T and Apple stupidly marketing the 2nd and 3rd generation devices as 3G and 3GS.
If you're really upset about it don't take it out on the cell companies, take it out on the consumers that want the next best thing but have no idea what they're talking about or what that next best thing actually is / does.
- 04-14-2011, 10:11 AM #9
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There's an update on the home page as to the original subject of the post. HTC has said that Sense 3.0 will not be coming to anything already out & not even on the Incredible 2 for hardware reasons.
Doesn't really bother me much. I don't want or need a GUI that eats that much system resources. Do they think people just want to look at the pretty interfaces, or actually use the phones?
- 04-14-2011, 10:19 AM #10
Here's a statement from the ITU from their December meeting:
Following a detailed evaluation against stringent technical and operational criteria, ITU has determined that “LTE-Advanced” and “WirelessMAN-Advanced” should be accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced. As the most advanced technologies currently defined for global wireless mobile broadband communications, IMT-Advanced is considered as “4G”, although it is recognized that this term, while undefined, may also be applied to the forerunners of these technologies, LTE and WiMax, and to other evolved 3G technologies providing a substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial third generation systems now deployed. The detailed specifications of the IMT-Advanced technologies will be provided in a new ITU-R Recommendation expected in early 2012.
Read between the lines and you'll see that all the current technologies do not meet the 4G standard, but due to all the carriers misuse of the term, the ITU was basically forced to acknowledge existing enhanced networks as undefined "4G". Hooray for marketing!
It would be like car maufacturers making a more powerful 6 cylinder engine and calling it the "new 8 cylinder", or maybe "8C"
- 04-14-2011, 12:55 PM #11
- 04-14-2011, 12:55 PM #12
EDIT: Okay, you fixed that quickly. We're still dealing with the difference between theoretical speeds and actual speeds. Our Inspires are theoretically capable of hitting speeds like that. Who here has seen it?
Last edited by Silas0220; 04-14-2011 at 01:01 PM.
- 04-14-2011, 12:59 PM #13
- 04-14-2011, 01:05 PM #14
Anyone on LTE -ought- to be able to consistently hit those speeds, IF they have LTE rolled out in their area. HSPA+ -should- be able to get those speeds on a somewhat regular basis, but again, only if the infrastructure is rolled out. And AT&T is giving us NO decent way to know who has what infrastructure.
- 04-14-2011, 01:29 PM #15
- 04-14-2011, 01:40 PM #16
It's not an upgrade. People are getting HSPA+ and HSUPA confused. Our phones are capable of HSPA+ RIGHT NOW - the network isn't. Once AT&T builds the network up, we'll be just fine. That, however, could take forever. I still don't have 3G at many places around here.
HSUPA is upload speeds, and that's what the "update" is supposed to fix. If they push that through, we'll see upload speeds in the 1.5mbps range. That'll actually make the phone feel faster, you'd be surprised how often you're uploading for little things (web browsing and stuff, you have to send the requests to the servers).
- 04-14-2011, 02:59 PM #17
- 04-14-2011, 04:58 PM #18
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