Nexus 4 gets LTE capabilities in certain (limited) AT&T markets

One of the biggest gripes that people had with the recently launched Nexus 4 was its lack of 4G LTE capability. However, as some tech geeks discovered a few weeks ago, the Nexus 4 does indeed have a 4G antenna since it is based on LG’s Optimus G (which has 4G capabilities). Recently it was thought that this antenna could only be enabled in Canada on Telus and Roger’s networks, since they are the only networks that are built to use LTE Band 4 (which runs on the 1700MHz and 2100MHz wireless spectrum). Turns out however, that AT&T also has several US markets in which it owns LTE Band 4 spectrum. Those markets include Phoenix, Raleigh, San Juan, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte, Athens, GA and College Station, TX.

Now, just because AT&T owns the Band 4 spectrum in these cities doesn’t necessarily mean it’s deployed and accessible, but in some cases, users have been able to connect in these areas and get in on some great data speeds. The thought of being able to run your shiny new Nexus 4 on a 4G LTE network here in the states is an exciting thought indeed! If you live in one of the above cities and want to try to get your Nexus 4 hooked up to some LTE goodness, you may want to bookmark our source link below. The XDA hacker hasn’t yet revealed instructions on how to get the Nexus 4 connected to AT&T’s 4G network, but something tells us that he’ll be spilling the beans soon, so bookmark the page and check back often.

Source: XDA Developers
Via: AndroidPolice

About the Author: Alexon Enfiedjian

Alex Enfiedjian is an Android enthusiast and tech journalist from Central California.