If there was one thing that may have disapointed some folk when the Nexus 4 was announced that would its the lack of LTE support. Whilst this is a move on Google’s part to keep the cost of its handset as low as possible, it has to be said that for any handset to be futureproof 4G LTE is pretty essential, espeically in the UK where I am based where EE’s network is garnering more coverage every single day.
So whilst the LG made Nexus 4 may receive a timely hardware update during 2013 what can us consumers do when we want super fast internet access on the move now? Well, you could buy a 4G capable handset, or as some folk’ over at XDA Developers have discovered you could force your Nexus 4 on to an LTE network on LTE band 4 which runs at 1700MHz and 2100MHz. This means that if you live in Canada, and have a suitable package from either Telus and Rogers, you can tweak your phone in to 4G submission and enjoy super fast browsing.
For those of our Canadian visitors out there who are liking the sound of this news, here is a comprehensive test AnandTech have carried out of band 4 for the Nexus 4. They discovered that the Nexus 4 does indeed support band 4, something which US carrier AT&T does support, adding some promise for US consumers.
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