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What’s the difference between 4G and LTE?

Wireless standards are confusing -- it doesn't matter if you're talking about 4G, LTE, WiMax, or others. Here, we break down the differences between 4G and LTE so you can make sense of how they play out in real-world scenarios.
Computing

HP’s first Qualcomm-powered PC, the HP Envy X2, suffers a slight delay

Among the first of Qualcomm's new Always Connected PCs, the HP Envy X2 is now available for pre-order, and its hardware suggests this laptop could live up to Qualcomm's lofty promises.
Computing

Pre-order your Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE for always-on internet

If you love the Microsoft Surface Pro and have been waiting for LTE support to place your order, now is your chance to put your name on the list. Order today and you will receive your new always-connected 2-in-1 by May.
Computing

Qualcomm’s ‘Always On’ PCs are coming to T-Mobile and AT&T

Qualcomm's forthcoming LTE-enabled PCs are coming to a new set of U.S. phone carriers, adding T-Mobile and AT&T to a growing list of vendors. But will widespread availability be enough to sway customers?
Mobile

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X24 will likely be its last LTE modem

Qualcomm is working to bring 5G to the masses -- but you might not be aware that the super-speedy connections could be available as soon as this year. Here is how Qualcomm is working to deploy 5G.
Mobile

CDMA vs. GSM: What’s the difference between these cellular standards?

If you're in the market for a new smartphone or carrier, you've likely encountered the acronyms CDMA and GSM before. Check out our brief explanation on the two wireless standards covering their availability and functionality.
Mobile

Gigabit LTE will give your current phone insane speeds. Here’s how it works

Gigabit LTE is a budding new technology that represents a vital stepping stone between 4G and 5G standards. Here's everything you need to know about the new mobile standard, including how to get it.
Computing

Windows 10 eSIM support lets laptop owners stay connected via their mobile plans

With the introduction of new "Always Connected" Windows laptops sporting Qualcomm processors in the new year, Microsoft will add support for Windows 10 eSIM chips, which will help keep users online all the time.
Mobile

AT&T is helping state governments get dedicated emergency LTE networks

AT&T and FirstNet are working together in an effort to bring emergency LTE networks to first responders and states can now finally sign up to the new system, or opt out and choose to go another route.
Mobile

4G explained: A guide to LTE, LTE-A, WiMax, HSPA+, and more

We've updated our guide to 4G with information on LTE-A and 5G. Read on to learn what 4G is and the technologies U.S. wireless carriers are using to take mobile data speeds to the next level.
Mobile

AT&T’s ‘5G Evolution’ is a step on the true 5G path, but there is a ways to go

The race to 5G has kicked off -- well, depending on what your definition of 5G is. On Tuesday, AT&T announced it switched on its 5G Evolution service in Austin, Texas, and Samsung Galaxy S8 users can start taking advantage.
Mobile

T-Mobile and Ericsson hope to ditch 2G/3G, switch to gigabit LTE by 2019

T-Mobile wants to leave the past in the past, and that includes 2G and 3G networks. At an Ericsson press conference during Mobile World Congress, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray spoke of T-Mobile's all-LTE future.
Mobile

Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 will bring 1.2Gbps LTE download speeds to phones

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off of the Snapdragon X20, its fastest LTE modem to date. In fact, the modem offers download speeds of a hefty 1.2Gbps -- although you probably won't hit those speeds in the real world.
Mobile

T-Mobile is gaining on Verizon when it comes to 4G availability, study finds

As per a new report from Open Signal, T-Mobile and Verizon are now neck and neck when it comes to 4G speed rankings, with the two competitors tied for first place in both 4G and overall speed metrics.
Mobile

AT&T has officially shut down its 2G network, will pursue 4G LTE, other tech

Wireless carrier AT&T shut down its legacy 2G network for good in early January. The carrier says that it'll reuse the spectrum for the development of 5G and LTE technologies going forward.
Mobile

T-Mobile covers nearly as many people as Verizon and will commit to 5G in the future

In its end-of-year wrap-up, T-Mobile announced it covers 313 million people in the U.S. That figure is just shy of Verizon's, but it shows the strides T-Mobile made in the last half-decade or so.
Mobile

All new Samsung smartphones in India will support 4G LTE

In a power move meant to launch India into the modern mobile age, Samsung has announced that it will only be launching 4G smartphones in the burgeoning market.
Mobile

If it seems like your apps run slower when it's humid – you're right

Particularly with LTE networks, summer humidity can mean up to a 15 percent weaker signal for your mobile apps. By itself the humidity weakening factor would be more than a "blink of an eye," but with other factors you could lose data…