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General Mini Pro Says H Instead of 3G

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MsAdams, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. MsAdams

    MsAdams New Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 7, 2010
    Florida, US
    Hi all,
    I was wondering if someone could help / explain something for me. I recently updated my Mini Pro to 2.1 the other day, and ever since, it has an H on my top bar instead of the 3G that's usually there. I'm kind of a novice when it comes to these things, but I gather the H stands for HSPA, is that correct? What is the difference between that and 3G? Also, is it supposed to be up there constantly instead of the 3G? I use a task killer to ensure I'm not constantly using the internet, and other than the H being there, it looks just like my 3G symbol did when I am and am not online. I just wanted to know if it's gonna be up there from now on or if this an effect of updating my Android or what.



  2. ison_machine

    ison_machine Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    Hi MsAdams,

    You don't have to worry with the H symbol. In fact, it is even better. H, from what you said, HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access). That means you have better connection speed as of the 3G. for example, H = 7 Mbps while 3G = 1 Mbps. The speed can vary through location and how congested the data network will be. It is like this order from the fastest, H > 3G > G. So if you want to fully turn off the data connection turn off the data traffic.

    Since the update to android 2.1, the H symbol have appeared. previously in android 1.6, we only have G and 3G. I'm not so sure if it is really restricted to 3G data connection or any connection speed greater than 3G(some Mbps) will appear as 3G. I think 'H" is for indicating connection speed since when we bought the handset, it can connect up to HSPA.

    I hope I clarified some of your queries.

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  3. ShiKaiSheng

    ShiKaiSheng Active Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    Real Time Analyst
    Manila, Philippines
    thats something to celebrate about. H stands for HSDPA, high speed internet

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