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[Q] "4G" in the notification bar!?

29th February 2012, 10:53 AM |#1  
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Hi Guys,

I have been travelling into London working the past couple of weeks and noticed that on certain parts of journeys on hammersmith and city line my S2(GT-I9100) switches from "H" to "4G" and back again.

I had noticed quicker downloading of browser pages at around the same time...

What does the 4G really mean? Surely the i9100 is only hspa/3g?

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29th February 2012, 11:19 AM |#2  
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Hi Guys,

I have been travelling into London working the past couple of weeks and noticed that on certain parts of journeys on hammersmith and city line my S2(GT-I9100) switches from "H" to "4G" and back again.

I had noticed quicker downloading of browser pages at around the same time...

What does the 4G really mean? Surely the i9100 is only hspa/3g?

Using Modaco GR8 rom and Siyah 2.6.4+ kernel, baseband version I9100XXLPH.

read it out here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G

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In telecommunications, 4G is the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards. It is a successor of the 3G and 2G families of standards. In 2009, the ITU-R organization specified the IMT-Advanced (International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced) requirements for 4G standards, setting peak speed requirements for 4G service at 100 Mbit/s for high mobility communication (such as from trains and cars) and 1 Gbit/s for low mobility communication (such as pedestrians and stationary users).[1]

29th February 2012, 11:49 AM |#3  
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Thanks for the link, I was aware of what 4G is, and I know that O2 are trialling a 4G network in London, I guess I wasn't specific enough...

Is the i9100 really capable of 4g speeds or do we just get the benefit of the wider bandwidth generally available in a 4G environment?
29th February 2012, 12:54 PM |#4  
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Thanks for the link, I was aware of what 4G is, and I know that O2 are trialling a 4G network in London, I guess I wasn't specific enough...

Is the i9100 really capable of 4g speeds or do we just get the benefit of the wider bandwidth generally available in a 4G environment?

You sure you have an i9100? No it isn't 4G capable.
29th February 2012, 01:08 PM |#5  
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Don't confuse 4G with LTE, three is currently trailing 4G in parts of London and yes the SGS2 is compatible.

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4th March 2012, 02:35 AM |#6  
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I9100 is not capable 4G.

view http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i910..._s_ii-3621.php

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I9100 supports HSDPA and HSUPA, it would be as 3.5G.

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G
4th March 2012, 11:26 AM |#7  
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...rial-in-london I would call your provider and say you are mega interested in finding out what the deal is :)

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So it looks like it was HSDPA and more available bandwidth that caused it to feel faster.

Thanks everyone.
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