Originally Posted by DanRyb
Just wondering for those of you who are also using Google Edition on 4.3 (whether purchased a GE or "converted" to GE or just applied the latest radio from GE [4A.18.3263.15_10.38h.1157.04L]) and are on AT&T if you've noticed a decrease in network service on this new radio.
I was using the latest AT&T radio (the one that enabled the additional bands) for a couple days after it came out before 4.3 - Friday night after 4.3 came out I used the conversion process to GE so I could flash the 4.3 OTA, and along with it the new firmware and radio and since then I've noticed my service to be lacking. At first I thought it was just the visual indicators (even my WiFi never had full bars and that was in a 600 sq ft studio apartment!) but today now that I'm back to work in an LTE area (I live in Los Angeles), I'm only getting HSPA (indicator says H, not LTE now).
I know I can easily flash that other radio again, and I probably will. But, just curious on other's experience with the GE radio.
I am not running the GE rom, but on Sense rom and I ran both. I found the initial one that unlocked the bands (4A.17.3250.20) was a great improvement for my network speed on LTE. I only ran a few tests on the newer GE radio but I do think it is a little slower, and just barely. However I have stuck with the latest radio becasue I think the battery is better when using LTE even if the speed isn't quite as good. Not a very large difference mind you, I'm talking like an average of 1-2 Mbps slower on the download side only. So could be nothing, since I didn't do lots of tests on both.