Google Nexus 4 Has Functional LTE

by Mike on November 24, 2012

Google Nexus 4 Has Functional LTE

One of the more popular Android phone handsets available today has to be the Google Nexus 4 but like any device, it doesn’t come without its share of flaws or perceived flaws. When the device first came on the market, there was some disappointment that this handset did not come with 4G LTE support.

In fact, this belief was reinforced when Andy Rubin went on the record to say that the lack of 4G could be considered a “tactical issue”, but this may not be entirely correct as new information that came out on Black Friday suggests that the Nexus 4 does indeed have LTE support. However, this feature is hidden but using a known key code, you can enable it.

In order to activate LTE on your Nexus 4 phone, you need to head on over to the Phone Info menu and while in there, you have to modify your Preferred Network Type. Now, this option isn’t readily available as it is hidden but a free app called Phone Info will reveal it or alternatively, you can dial *#*#4636#*#* (INFO). The type of LTE that the Nexus 4 supports with this change is band 4 or AWS 1700/2100 which means that it will work with the three major Canadian mobile carriers, namely Telus, Rogers and Bell. It’s believed that next year, T-Mobile USA will expand their network and at that time, they will support band 4 4G LTE. If this indeed does turn out to be true, it would mean that US Nexus 4 owners have a chance of getting LTE speeds with T-Mobile.

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