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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Matt43, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Matt43

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    Like most users, I usually get a "G" or "3G" icon in the top bar, depending on coverage. However occasionally I get a strange symbol which is either a "E" or a "
     

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    You sure it's not an 'H'?
     
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    im getting an H instead of 3G after 2.1 update! why?!?
     
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    That is cos H is better than G! Stands for High Speed Downlink Packet Access

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    High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is an enhanced 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family, also dubbed 3.5G, 3G+ or turbo 3G, which allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity. Current HSDPA deployments support down-link speeds of 1.8, 3.6, 7.2 and 14.0 Mbit/s. Further speed increases are available with HSPA+, which provides speeds of up to 42 Mbit/s downlink and 84 Mbit/s with Release 9 of the 3GPP standards.[1]
     
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    nice!
    didnt know my carrier had this
    thank you :)
     

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