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WiMAX 2 standard, and its theoretical 1Gbps downloads, to be finalized soon

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Slick1020, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Slick1020

    Slick1020 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    optikalillusi0n and broken1i like this.
  2. broken1i

    broken1i Member

    That's cool. Towers and compatible devices won't be out until 2012 which is perfect given my two year contract will run out by then and HOPEFULLY the evo 2 will be out.
  3. 355spider

    355spider Well-Known Member

    wow. with a minimum of 100mbs and max of 1Gps I'll take it. hopefully it comes out before sprints Lte which will only be 20-70 mbps.
  4. Slick1020

    Slick1020 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    "thankfully, be fully compatible with O.G. WiMAX devices" Please tell me the EVO is O.G. Wimax compatible?
  5. KAuss

    KAuss Well-Known Member

    I haven't even seen Wimax1 yet, I'm not jumping for joy on Wimax2...

    Heck, I would be more happy for longer battery life than download speeds on mobile network... Can you imagine the battery drain on a 1G down stream? If 4G already sucks battery like a mofo, that 4G V2 is going to be a short circuit the way it uses battery...

    They are going to limit the down to somewhere sensible, so we would never see the full speed... I however would pay the full $30 for tether with 1GB down!
  6. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    They need to blanket the US with Wimax v1 first.

  7. KAuss

    KAuss Well-Known Member

    They actually don't need to because V2 is going to use the same antenna and our phones can connect to this theoretical V2... So they can use V2 and build the same infrastructure... IMHO the biggest problem for our phone is not the downspeed, it's the battery...

    The problem of downspeed is going to be Sprint's image vs other companies... This isn't a change for the consumer, it's a change to stay in the game...
  8. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    I understand that v2 will be backwards compatible - it would be stupid of Sprint to do anything short of that. What I'm saying is, get us the v1 considering we're paying extra for it.
  9. KAuss

    KAuss Well-Known Member

    We're only paying extra compared to sprint's 3G customers... To other places we're still paying less... So really to me it's not that big a deal, it's $240 over the course of the contract... That's like a few dinners in 2 years...

    I agree I would love to get a snippet of 4G every once in a while, but it isn't up there on my list of top priorities... I rather get an influx of cool apps...
  10. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Android Enthusiast

    Actually battery usage will be a lot better, the faster the better actually. Same with our processor in the Evo with it being 1ghz vs a 500Mhz processor. When it gets its task done quicker, it consumes less battery life vs the 500 working harder. Like when I'm at work, The signal is pretty crappy, and pages take a while to load, even sometimes going into roaming. My battery would drain pretty quick. But when I'm not at work, and been using the net, the battery is pretty good, even streaming Youtube vids.
  11. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    I concur.
  12. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member

    What speeds are we suppose to get with v1?
  13. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    A few dinners you don't get to eat...

    That's the difference.
  14. KAuss

    KAuss Well-Known Member

    Nothing 99 cent McChickens don't fix... Get that instead of Grilled Chicken and there's the difference lol...

    And android guy, then please explain 4G vs 3G battery consumption lol...

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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