Terms like 4G and LTE have been tossed around with abandon the past year or so. Every carrier is either touting their LTE network, or promising you’ll have it soon. LTE is definitely our future, but it’s not our present. We are on the brink of some really fast data transmission speeds, so let’s get to know our new friend LTE. Is it really the new Standard? More importantly, when will you get it?
$15 billion fine could be Samsung’s ‘reward’ for European lawsuits against Apple
A few days ago we learned that Samsung has withdrawn its FRAND patent-based cases against Apple in Europe, but also that the European commission will still investigate the company’s use of standard essential 3G patents in such lawsuits against competitors.
Android rules supreme in Europe, but Apple manages record performance in US
We’ve certainly seen a heap of 1080p smartphones getting teased, leaked or unveiled in recent history, but as far as devices you can actually buy the HTC J Butterfly (aka Droid DNA) is still the single officially released device.
The evolution of LTE outside of North America, Asia and Australia has been slow and bumpy, but we’re lately seeing encouraging signs for countries across Europe. Even more promising, the high-speed networks seem to be spreading to smaller countries too, in addition to giants like Great Britain.
Sony Xperia V confirmed to come to Russia in early December
Although Sony seemed to have not one, but two new flagship phones in store for us this fall, the Xperia V was mostly ignored whereas the T got all the attention. Oh well, that’s what happens when you mess with 007.