News tagged: 4G LTE
Alphabet's Project Loon has activated its cellular service balloons in Puerto Rico to bring additional connectivity to the region, which was devastated by a hurricane. The company launched the balloons on Friday. They're providing access to AT&T customers.
The first major announcement from Apple today was the new smartwatch called Apple Watch Series 3. The biggest improvement over the last generation is the addition of 4G LTE connectivity, which allows users to do much more on the watch without needing to have a phone around.
Over the last few days, we have started hearing more about Apple's next-generation smartwatch. Dubbed the Apple Watch Series 3, the biggest change over its predecessor is the addition of 4G LTE connectivity thanks to an eSIM that are smaller than a regular SIM card.
Huawei Watch 2 has been official for a few months now, but not all markets have received it, at least not yet. The first new market that will get it in the coming days will be Australia, where the smartwatch will hit the shelves this week, on August 16.
T-Mobile has introduced a new unlimited data plan intended specifically for seniors. The new plan is for customers over the age of 55 and it'll give them unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data for less than usual. It starts at $60 for the first line and the second line costs $10.
The long-rumoured Fitbit smartwatch will finally be announced in not too distant future and even the company's CEO James Park started revealing more information about it. He said that the phone is going to be different compared to the Gear S3 and the Huawei Watch 2.
Samsung's flagship Gear S3 smartwatch lineup has just been updated. The company has taken the wraps off several new Gear S3 models, some of which include new designs while the others only new band options. One of the most intriguing designs was the pocket Gear S3 design
Besides the flagship Android-based Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung is also preparing to launch a brand new Windows tablet. Recent reports say the upcoming Windows tablet might be called Galaxy Book and that it will have an AMOLED display, support for a stylus pen and more.
EE, a mobile carrier in the UK, has unveiled drones and mini-blimps that'll be used to provide enhanced or emergency coverage. The drones and blimps come together for an "air mast" network that could be used for situations ranging from natural disasters to soccer matches.
Folks from IT168 have been quick at getting their hands on Xiaomi's latest Notebook Air 4G variant, which is the same as previous models except it comes with built-in 4G LTE modem. Besides a few outside pictures, they have also opened the notebook and took a few from the inside.
As suggested by the teaser image, a new version of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air has just become official. The new version is launched in partnership with China Mobile, and comes with Cat.4 4G LTE built-in and supporty any SIM card that offers download speed of up to 150Mbps.
Current 4G LTE technology is present on almost every phone, including the most affordable ones. The next step is to implement 5G technology, which is expected to launch in a year or two. Actually, Verizon and AT&T are aiming to launch 5G networks sometime next year.
There will be a billion unique mobile subscribers in India within the next few years, according to a report from GSMA, a mobile trade association. It currently has 616 million subscribers (as of June 2016) and has a little over three years to reach the forecast.
Support for 4G LTE will be included with all upcoming Samsung smartphones intended for the Indian market. Just as mobile internet access in general has grown in country, 4G networks have become more popular and 4G LTE support is considered a selling point across price ranges.
AT&T may, at some point in the future, deliver wireless home internet via power lines. Under the company's Project AirGig, AT&T intends to provide multi-gigabit service with a setup that'll be easier to deploy than fiber. Based on early tests, the technology works well.
T-Mobile's "unlimited" One plan was quickly criticized following its announcement and T-Mobile has responded by introducing a new plan. One is controversial since it limits the quality of video traffic and has significant limitations on device tethering.
SamMobile has managed to get their hands on Samsung's official video of upcoming Tizen-powered Z2 smartphone. The YouTube video reveals some of the phone's key features and specifications, and we expect the smartphone will become official any day now.
Besides announcing a flagship phablet, the Honor Note 8, Huawei has also unveiled an entry-level smartphone that costs only 599 Yuan or $90. Dubbed the Honor 5, the handset is expected to go on sale in China on August 2, while the global availability is unknown at the moment.
People visiting the United States have a new way to receive cell service during their stay. T-Mobile has introduced a Tourist Plan that includes 3 weeks of complete service for $30. You'll receive unlimited data (4G LTE for the first 2 GB) and unlimited domestic texting.
At the same time as billions of people have essentially no access to the web, over a billion people are using 4G LTE. 4G-Reports has released a report showing there are 1.05 billion LTE users, with people in China, the US, and Japan making up around two-thirds of that number.