LTE

Chromebook Pixel with LTE shipping by April 8

Google announced the Chromebook Pixel back in late-February and at that time they offered details on the LTE model, however they had left the shipping timeframe sort of open. Google had said that the LTE equipped Chromebook Pixel would begin shipping in April. And well, true to that word, we now have a shipping date and it is indeed in April.

AT&T 4G LTE coverage expands in five states

AT&T has flipped the 4G LTE switch for several additional markets. This latest includes select cities in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and Tennessee. Some of this latest LTE announcement is for new coverage and some is simply expanding upon existing coverage. Beginning first with Alabama, this includes an expansion in and around Mobile.

T-Mobile to finally launch 4G LTE network this month

After delaying its 4G LTE network month after month, T-Mobile looks like it will finally be launching its network by the end of this month. It's the last carrier to launch its LTE network, with AT&T and Verizon being miles ahead of the company. However, while Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T may already have their LTE networks up and running, T-Mobile one-ups them all by having both its HSPA+ and 4G LTE network on one chip, meaning its devices will have superior battery life compared to the LTE devices on other networks.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II receives major LTE/Jelly Bean update

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II users are getting a plethora of good news today. First comes news that T-Mobile plans on launching its 4G LTE network this month, and now news that their Samsung Galaxy Note II will not only get their LTE switches turned on, but they will also be receiving an update to their Android OS as well, adding a bunch of new features as well as improvements to performance.

LTE: AT&T has the fastest and Verizon has the most [Updated]

The best way to find out about carrier coverage is to get hands-on with a phone. We understand that not everyone has access to test devices, however there is always the option to check with friends and or family members and ask about their experience. Or possibly, grab their handset and do a quick speed test. Assuming none of those are an option, there is always the carrier coverage maps and third party reports.

LG LTE smartphone sales top 10 million

LG recently announced that the Optimus L Series of smartphones had topped 15 million in sales. And as of today, LG has returned with another sales milestone. This one is not covering a specific series of phones, but LTE devices in general. In short, LG has announced they have crossed the 10 million mark in terms of LTE smartphone sales.

No Verizon HTC One among 185 operator launch blast

Verizon Wireless will not join AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in picking up the HTC One in the US, where the phone is expected to launch mid-March, as carriers worldwide confirm their intentions toward the new Android flagship. Verizon's network is conspicuously absent from the run-down of North American support, which also includes Cincinnati Bell and Best Buy in the US, and Rogers, Bell, TELUS, and Virgin Mobile in Canada.