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Who can resist browsing the Internet at lightning-fast speeds? Thanks to 4G LTE, you can download an app or a song within seconds. This excellent performance comes with a price, however. Though many of today’s batteries have been designed to keep up with the demands of regular usage, some people may find their devices’ battery power running out rather quickly. This could mean a variety of things, but for users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, your device’s connection to Verizon’s 4G LTE network may be a factor for the power drain. If you find your device losing power at a…

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Many other Android websites including Droid-Life and Phandroid have reported that for the third time this month, Verizon is having a network outage. According to Twitter, the outage seems to be pretty sporadic with some in NYC having no issues while others are. Phoenix, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Portland are also being reported as down. While writing this, it looks like 3G has come back alive in most areas, but if you toggle to LTE to check if you have 4G again you may lose all connectivity. As always, Android Authority will keep you updated on this as…

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For a while now, AT&T has been making some noise about their 4G network. And no, we’re no longer talking about their fake “4G” HSPA+ network. We are talking about big league connectivity, aka LTE (Long Term Evolution). On their website, AT&T states that they will cover over 70 million Americans and 15 cities by the end of 2011. John Stephens, the wireless provider’s CFO / SVP, announced at the UBS 39th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference that they are currently testing their LTE network in New York City. Although there is no official date set for the release…

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Do you remember this bad boy? In late 2004, Motorola dropped this clamshell, flip-phone, into the phone market. Immediately this device became wildly popular and the Motorola RAZR was quick to become the “best-selling clamshell phone in the world”. Bearing the same popularity in mind, Motorola is preparing to release a smartphone under a similar name. Rumors suggest that the Motorola Spyder, Droid RAZR, will be “iconic” like it’s predecessor. Motorola has managed to pack a 4.3 inch 960 x 540 pixel Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE, a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8…

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Samsung Electronics announced just today in Seoul, South Korea, two of its upcoming LTE-capable Android smartphones–one of which might catch the attention of international eyes: the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. The other device is the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, which features a screen size bigger than the first version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Samsung Galaxy S II LTE comes with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen panel, while the earlier Samsung Galaxy S II came with only a 4.27-inch display. The display supports a resolution of 800×480 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy S II HD…

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Verizon Wireless just released the Motorola DROID Bionic, a powerful beast-of-a-smartphone, last week, and it won’t be too long before another powerful beast–this time from HTC’s camp–comes along, as a device rumored to be the HTC Vigor just made it past the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Said to be the HTC Vigor, the device with HTC model number PH98100 (FCC ID NM8PH98100), recently received clearance from the FCC for its CDMA/EVDO and 4G LTE radios. As is usually the case, approval from the FCC usually suggests the device’s launch or release date just around the corner. HTC has been mum…

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The long wait is finally over. Motorola has started its gradual roll out of the long-awaited LTE upgrade to its XOOM tablet by asking business and government Motorola XOOM 3G customers to send in their tablets for the necessary hardware tweak that would let it be able to handle LTE. Quite a few have already sent theirs in and, after a five-day wait, they were back in customers’ hands. There are already screenshots sent in by excited users of their “Motorola Xoom 4G LTE” tablet running on Verizon’s LTE network, like the one below. Download speeds of up to 32.97Mbps…

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AT&T’s very first LTE-capable tablet, the HTC Puccini, just posed for the cameras. Engadget got the photos from an anonymous tipster who emailed them. Engadget‘s source claims that the tablet is currently still being tested. The source also confirmed that the tablet will be getting a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, Android 3.x Honeycomb, 16 GB of internal storage, and WXGA-resolution 10.1-inch touchscreen. Earlier reports say that the HTC Puccini’s processor will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660, one of the dual-core processors that version 3.2 of Android Honeycomb supports. So, it is also likely for Android 3.2 Honeycomb…

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It is a very minor software update that has gotten everyone wondering whether it was drawn out of sheer compulsion. After all, Samsung’s Media Hub update for the Droid Charge phone, the 5.24 MB ED2, merely provides a quick fix to the problem of downloading content beyond the 3G Network other than providing a pop up message bearing details of the size of the file being downloaded in a 4G coverage area. And the update is primarily bent on ironically removing (rather than adding) a feature; this, needless to say, is not a particularly good news to Android enthusiasts. Verizon,…