Verizon has repeatedly promised that it would officially support the Nexus 7 on its LTE network, only to fall short each time. However, it now seems that a launch really is close at hand — a Droid-Life tipster has revealed that a Verizon approved Nexus 7 tablet is making its way into Verizon stores, complete with the carrier’s logo on the box.
The Nexus 7 (2013) was released shortly before the summer of last year and introduced Android 4.4 JellyBean to the market. It features impressive specs including a 7-inch 1920 x 1200 HD display, 2GB RAM, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 16/32GB of internal storage, built-in wireless charging, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Continue reading Nexus 7 Tablet Finally Approved By Verizon
Live streaming feeds of the Super Bowl broadcast are banned inside the stadium to prevent the cell networks in the area from getting swamped. But soon, this might not be necessary. Verizon’s LTE-Broadcast allows streaming video to be multicast rather than unicast as they are today. This means that every viewer of a streamed video currently requires a separate channel on the network. Two viewers, even if they are watching the same program,would require two channels. You could see how, in a stadium filled with 80,000 people, a network could easily be swamped.
Continue reading Verizon To Show Off LTE-Broadcast During The Super Bowl
Many commuters around the world take underground connectivity for granted at this point, but New Yorkers are still disconnected more often than not while riding the subway, or even just waiting for a train. Now, thanks to Transit Wireless, Verizon customers can surf the web via LTE in 35 Manhattan subway stations.
Platforms for select trains are now online, with most of the participating stations located on the city’s west side, including Times Square and Columbus Circle. Service is notably absent at Penn Station and Grand Central, though that latter hub is slated to get LTE soon, when 40 additional stations come online as part of the next installation phase.
Continue reading Verizon LTE Now Available In 35 NYC Subway Stations
HP’s Chromebook 11 is one of the better Chrome OS devices on the market, but it hasn’t had a cellular version to please those who want always-on data.
Best Buy has quietly started selling a model with Verizon LTE. The 4G link boosts the ARM-powered laptop’s price to $279 without otherwise changing the specs.
Continue reading HP Chromebook 11 Now Sold With Verizon 4G LTE On Board
Sprint announced today that Spark is launching in six more markets, bringing to total to 11.
Spark is capable of delivering LTE speeds as high as 60Mbps, but you need to have a compatible phone like the HTC One Max or upcoming LG G Flex.
Continue reading Sprint ‘Spark’ Launches In Six More Markets
At a press conference Sunday night, General Motors announced that some cars landing in North American Chevrolet showrooms this summer would include a major upgrade to GM’s OnStar technology and in-car infotainment systems: built-in 4G LTE that the owner can use to turn the car into a rolling Internet hotspot and power a collection of new applications for GM’s MyLink in-car interface.
GM practically invented the connected car with OnStar.
Continue reading Some GM Vehicles Receiving Optional OnStar 4G Hotspots
Two big shifts happened in the American cellphone industry over the past year: Cellular networks got faster, and smartphone screens got bigger. In the United States, consumers used an average of 1.2 gigabytes a month over cellular networks this year, up from 690 megabytes a month in 2012, according to Chetan Sharma, a consultant for wireless carriers, who published a new report on industry trends on Monday. Worldwide, the average consumption was 240 megabytes a month this year, up from 140 megabytes last year, he said.
Continue reading Mobile Data Consumption On The Rise
SamMobile has obtained exclusive confirmation of a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 inch tablet. The tablet will feature a 12.2-inch display with 2560×1600 pixel resolution, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Inch Tablet Incoming
Verizon’s capacity problems with LTE in NYC are almost at an end, claimed CEO Lowell McAdam during an investor conference last week. Describing the issues as “a short-term blip,” he said the company was “now back to where we want to be.”
Verizon identified 49 cell sites in the New York area where capacity was insufficient, and said that all but seven of them had been strengthened.
Continue reading Verizon And AT&T Make Important 4G LTE Announcements
Verizon Wireless recently unveiled a Mall of America store that resembles the nearby Apple and Microsoft stores, but aims to top them in every way. At 9,715 square feet, with 7,282 square feet of public space, the Verizon Wireless store is bigger than either of its high-tech rivals.
Continue reading Verizon Wireless Introducing Destination Smart Stores (video)