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Does the N1 support HSPA+?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AnotherFatalEpic, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member
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    I get the HSPA+ icon since I'm on CM6.1. But I'm seeing a lot of people saying the Nexus One doesn't really support HSPA+ (T-Mo fake 4G) and neither does the Nexus S.

    Someone please clarify?
     

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  2. MartinS

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    I thought it signified HSDPA - or fast 3G up to 7.2 mbps.

    Someone in the know may correct me...
     
  3. Rusty

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    H icon = HSxPA, upto 7.2mbps

    Officially the Nexus doesn't support any higher.
     
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  4. bitxboi

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    no H icon in stock ROM, just 3G, but it will show either you are on HSPA or UMTS
     
  5. AnotherFatalEpic

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    So what you are telling me is that.. my Nexus supports up to 7.2mbps but if they up the speed of HSPA+ my Nexus is still limited to 7.2mbps?

    EDIT: I don't mean to be difficult.. But what I 'knew' was T-Mo is calling their 3G HSPA+ network "4G" and the Nexus One supports HSPA+, but T-Mo is now saying the Nexus One doesn't support it's "4G" and apparently neither does the Nexus S.
     
  6. Rusty

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    OK one more stupid question, sorry.

    Is it 7.2 Mbps = .9MB/s ? So with the N1 I can almost get 1MB a second or is it I can download 7.2 MB a second?
     
  8. Rusty

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    Option #1

    Just shy of 1 megabyte per second maxed out.
     
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  9. Roze

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    My turn with the stupid question. Isn't Mbps = MB/S? o_O Why is it different? both read 'megabytes per seconds'...
     
  10. aquaitious

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    Difference is megabit per second vs megabyte per second.

    8 bits = 1 byte

    Technically it's supposed to be Mbps/mbps vs MBps (Mb/s vs MB/s).

    So 7.2 mbps = 0.9 MBps
    (Or 8 mbps = 1 MBps)
     
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  11. nardva

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    Nexus one doesn't support HSPA+ but if you're in a HSPA+ area (T Mobile 4g) you will get faster speeds on the Nexus. For example when my area was 3g I got about 800kbps download. Now that my areas is 4g I get 1.5 megs. Pretty much double the speed. Now if I get an HSPA+ phone I should get downloads speeds around 3 to 4 megs.
     
  12. Rusty

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    In fairness, those speeds are still a bit shite... I get 3.5Mbps on just HSDPA (as in the UK they've only just made 4G licenses available, so we're a way off that yet).
     
  13. Roze

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    Lovely...great way to confuse someone -_-;
     
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