Another reason why “4G” is meaningless to consumers
All they’ve done, as has been done for some Android phones, is change the text “3G” to “4G” even though it still runs only on the older technology.
Update: It may be indicating 4G for the AT&T HSDPA+ connections only rather than the 3G connections. HSDPA+ is sort of a 3.5G technology that T-Mobile began using a couple of years ago.
However, look what AT&T said about T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network just a few months ago – it’s just HSPA+, not real 4G.
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- iOS 5.1 shows ‘4G’ indicator in iPhone 4S status bar for AT&T (theverge.com)
- Want to pretend your iPhone 4S is 4G? Just install iOS 5.1 (venturebeat.com)
- 4G LTE support for new iPad for blazing fast speed, where available (iphonelife.com)
- Easiest method to unlock iPhone 4s (mobzilaa.com)
- New iPad doesn’t blow me away, and it doesn’t need to (news.cnet.com)
- Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Now on “Coming Soon” at T-Mobile USA (news.softpedia.com)