wireless

Qualcomm 802.11ac WiFi could triple wireless performance

Qualcomm reckons Android smartphone users could see 3x the wireless performance once handsets make the jump to 802.11ac WiFi, the company claims, thanks to improvements in speed, range and power consumption. That's one of the boasts around the new line-up of Qualcomm Atheros 802.11ac "gigabit wireless" devices, including the WCN3680 combination 11ac/Bluetooth 4.0/FM chipset that's intended to be used with the potent Snapdragon S4 MSM8960.

LG swipes at NFC with Optimus LTE Tag

LG's second new Android smartphone for Mobile World Congress is the LG Optimus LTE Tag, and the company is hoping you'll get into the habit of tapping it against your dashboard. A 4.3-inch 1.2GHz dual-core handset - that looks, almost ridiculously so - like Samsung's Galaxy S II - the Optimus LTE Tag includes both 4G LTE support and a few sheets of sticky NFC labels that can be used to switch the smartphone between various modes.

SugarSync updated, now syncs videos to your PC automatically

If you've ever used SugarSync you'll know it's one of the easiest ways to automatically add pictures, or files to your PC from your Android device all wirelessly. Being completely free I've used it plenty in the past and today it got a whole lot better. They've just announced AutoSync, now offering the same free syncing capability for videos too.

Verizon 4G LTE hits 11 new cities today, available to over 200 million people

Who wants some 4G LTE to go along with the Galaxy Nexus? In the same fashion as they've done all year Verizon has flipped the switch and gave the green light to 11 new cities to access their 4G LTE spectrum starting today. Verizon's 4G LTE recently celebrated its 1 year birthday and in that short amount of time they've reached almost 200 markets and offer 4G LTE to over 200 million Americans nationwide.

Plantronics announces their smallest mobile headset yet, the Marque M155

Today Plantronics has announced their newest Bluetooth mobile headset, the Marque M155. This is their smallest and lightest headset yet and plans to be your on-the-go best friend for mobile. Being one of the smartest headsets around it will allow users to talk and listen while continuing to tap, text, and swipe away on their Android-powered smartphones. You can find more details and some photos after the break.

Amazon offering $50 gift card with a new Verizon phone purchase

Everyone loves a good deal or some extra cash right? Amazon Wireless is offering a $50 dollar Amazon gift card to those purchasing a new Verizon phone and sign a 2-year agreement. For those that have been waiting for a good deal or the Bionic to finally land now is the perfect moment to snag one thanks to Amazon.

AT&T 4G LTE Network in the wild September 18th

We've heard plenty about AT&T's 4G LTE market and seen plenty of leaked phones for it too, now it seems they are finally making it official and will be launching their 4G LTE next-gen wireless network starting September 18th. They've already launched their first 4G LTE tablet the HTC Jetstream so whoever bought it might finally have 4G coverage soon, although only in a few markets at first.
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