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The Nexus 4 can have LTE after all… but only in Canada so far [video]

Published Nov 23rd, 2012 11:00AM EST
Nexus 4 LTE Connectivity

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Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 4, for all its virtues, has a significant flaw: It lacks LTE connectivity. Or does it? Engadget reports that some XDA-Developers forum members have been fiddling around with the Nexus 4 and have found that the smartphone can indeed run LTE — but only on LTE band 4, which encompasses the 1700MHz and 2100MHz frequencies. Sadly, none of the LTE carriers in the United States run their networks using this band on a nationwide basis, but good news for our neighbors up north: Canadian carriers Telus, Rogers and Bell all use LTE band 4. A video of the Nexus 4 running on Rogers LTE in Canada follows below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.