LTE

Qualcomm announced its first LTE Advanced Pro modem, the X16 LTE, last February, supporting downlink speeds of up to 1.0 Gbps. Today the company announced its second-generation gigabit class LTE modem, the Snapdragon X20 LTE, along with some new RF front-end components. The Snapdragon X20 LTE modem will use Samsung’s latest 10nm LPE process and offer a few key enhancements over the X16 LTE modem integrated into the Snapdragon 835 SoC. First, the X20 gains support for 5x carrier aggregation (5x20MHz), allowing for more flexible use of available licensed and unlicensed spectrum with over 1000 possible carrier aggregation band combinations. It also increases the number of usable spatial streams from 10 to 12 by performing 4x4 MIMO on three aggregated carriers. These improvements allow the...

Investigating the Galaxy Nexus LTE Signal Issue

It seems that each time an LTE handset comes out, there’s invariably some perceived issue with connectivity and stability. This time, focus is being placed on Verizon’s CDMA/LTE variant...

154 by Brian Klug on 12/19/2011

Motorola Droid RAZR Review - A Better Clad Bionic

Recently Motorola unleashed a bunch of devices it was keeping up its sleeve, and the latest for Verizon is the Motorola Droid RAZR. A while ago we reviewed the...

75 by Brian Klug on 12/16/2011

Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus Available Dec 15 for $299

After a long and arduous wait, Verizon has finally announced availability and pricing of its own Galaxy Nexus variant. Eager Galaxy Nexus shoppers will be able to get the...

18 by Brian Klug on 12/14/2011

Verizon and Motorola Introduce Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2: Xoom Sequels

If you thought the Xoom name left something to be desired, Verizon's branding of the Xoom 2 line as the Droid Xyboard (pronounced like "cyborg") line isn't going to...

15 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/7/2011

Verizon and AT&T: State of the LTE Spectrum Union

In two deals announced late last week, Verizon Wireless has expanded its spectrum holdings through deals that will give it control over various frequencies, almost all in the AWS...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/7/2011

Verizon 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus Photos Emerge

While we're still waiting patiently for our Galaxy Nexus to arrive so we can begin digging into Android 4.0 goodness, Verizon customers in the US are also patiently for...

15 by Brian Klug on 11/30/2011

Samsung and AT&T Announce Galaxy Tab 8.9, Six new LTE Markets

Not to be outdone by Verizon with its LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 10.1 (which we reviewed), Samsung and AT&T today announced that it's introducing an LTE enabled Galaxy Tab 8.9...

9 by Brian Klug on 11/14/2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid: AT&T's First LTE Phones Launch Nov. 6

As if we didn't have enough phones to review, AT&T, HTC and Samsung announced today the first LTE phones to launch on AT&T's newly rolled out network. The five...

16 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/31/2011

The Motorola Droid RAZR: OMAP 4, 7.1mm Thick, 4G LTE

We're live at Motorola's NYC launch event featuring the return of a long fabled brand, the RAZR. This time paired with a more recent brand, Droid. The phone itself...

17 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/18/2011

Motorola Droid Bionic Review - Dual Core with 4G LTE

It is something of an understatement to start out by mentioning that the Motorola Droid Bionic was easily this summer’s most anticipated smartphone. The story of the Bionic started...

64 by Brian Klug on 10/11/2011

Samsung Stratosphere: LTE and QWERTY for $149 [UPDATED]

With Palm essentially dead, and RIM undergoing a less than smooth transition, it seems at times that more companies are going after the suits and ties crowd that have...

11 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/10/2011

Pantech Breakout Announced: $99 LTE On Sept. 22nd

Hot on the heels of AT&T's own LTE launch, Verizon Wireless is rounding out their own LTE handset line-up with a value model, the Pantech Breakout. This phone's not...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

Motorola Droid Bionic - A Quick Preview

Hot off the heels of finishing our Samsung Galaxy S 2 review, I'm off to Microsoft's BUILD conference with Ryan while Anand covers IDF. Before we get knee deep...

64 by Brian Klug on 9/12/2011

Initial AT&T LTE Devices Launching August 21

We've known for some time now that AT&T's 4G LTE network is slated to start turning on this summer, and now we have some dates for when the first...

7 by Brian Klug on 8/16/2011

Clearwire Makes its LTE Advanced Plans Official

We've suspected for a long time now that this was inevitable, but Clearwire today announced its official intent to build an "LTE Advanced-ready" network alongside its existing WiMAX network...

8 by Brian Klug on 8/3/2011

Verizon's LTE Network Adds 12 New Markets

At least one Anandtech editor has an extra spring in his step today! True to their word, Verizon has been adding and expanding LTE coverage across the US, making...

7 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/27/2011

Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510L Review - The Best 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot?

A while back we explored almost all of Verizon’s 4G LTE network launch hardware - two USB modems, the Samsung SCH-LC11 hotspot, and the HTC Thunderbolt, to be exact...

24 by Brian Klug on 7/14/2011

Samsung Droid Charge Review - Droid Goes LTE

Samsung is doing something interesting lately. Instead of outright releasing Galaxy S 2 in the US, each carrier is getting a mid-cycle refresh of the Galaxy S with 4G...

61 by Brian Klug on 6/22/2011

LG Revolution: LTE for the Masses

The LTE bug is on in full force over at Verizon, and after launching the HTC Thunderbolt in March and Samsung Droid Charge in May, they’re back for more...

24 by Vivek Gowri & Brian Klug on 6/21/2011

This Just In: Samsung Droid Charge - The First Verizon 4G LTE Droid

This morning the Samsung Droid Charge arrived on our doorstep, and we've got a few initial impressions and some photos to tide you over until the full review. Last...

42 by Brian Klug on 5/3/2011

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