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  Reply # 822139 19-May-2013 21:43
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Wade: Has hardware spec been confirmed?

It would be very lucky for the consumer if the GE rom could simply be installed on any old i9505, surely google/samsung have got some form of protection albeit most likely not enough to hold back the dev's from making it happen :P


In terms of hardware spec, I'm afraid it is not good news.

Just read this on AnandTech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6962/the-nexus-experience-galaxy-s-4-what-we-know

From a 3G point of view, it supports WCDMA bands 2, 4 and 5.  That means 1900, 1700/AWS and 850.  Telecom uses WCDMA 850 and 2100.  Vodafone and 2degrees use WCDMA 900 and 2100.

In short, if the rumor is true, the SGS4 Google Edition can only be used on half of the Telecom 3G network, and no Vodafone or 2d at all.

And the LTE bands (2, 4, 5 and 17) supported by the phone is useless in NZ too.  I am no expert on this things, so I could be wrong.

=-(

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  Reply # 822142 19-May-2013 21:50
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Telecom is 850MHz with 2100MHz used only for capacity. The 50/50 split is indirect. Actually you should consider Telecom as only 850 MHz for all purposes.




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  Reply # 822197 20-May-2013 07:35
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As noted in the comments in that article, the table only shows what's been tested by the FCC. As the US doesn't use 2100 that wasn't tested, but it's almost certainly there.

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  Reply # 822221 20-May-2013 08:40
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Behodar: As noted in the comments in that article, the table only shows what's been tested by the FCC. As the US doesn't use 2100 that wasn't tested, but it's almost certainly there.


T-mobile use 2100 as a part of AWS bands..




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  Reply # 822226 20-May-2013 08:50
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Pretend that I said "US doesn't use IMT" then :)

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  Reply # 824559 24-May-2013 09:38
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wait.. just a question.. i just saw that they are releasing a developer edition of the S4 in USA for Verizon and AT&T. Would the LTE bands on that work here?

Here is a link to the device:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SCH-I545ZKDVZW




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  Reply # 824562 24-May-2013 09:40
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Krishant007: wait.. just a question.. i just saw that they are releasing a developer edition of the S4 in USA for Verizon and AT&T. Would the LTE bands on that work here?

Here is a link to the device:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SCH-I545ZKDVZW



I believe so, its the Snapdragon in the US which is what we have here.

http://www.androidguys.com/2013/05/23/what-a-pure-google-samsung-galaxy-s4-could-mean-for-you/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+androidguyscom+%28AndroidGuys%29

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  Reply # 824564 24-May-2013 09:42
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Krishant007: wait.. just a question.. i just saw that they are releasing a developer edition of the S4 in USA for Verizon and AT&T. Would the LTE bands on that work here?

Here is a link to the device:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SCH-I545ZKDVZW


Nope. NZ currently uses band 3, with 28 planned. That linked model supports 4 and 13.

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  Reply # 824565 24-May-2013 09:44
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Behodar:
Krishant007: wait.. just a question.. i just saw that they are releasing a developer edition of the S4 in USA for Verizon and AT&T. Would the LTE bands on that work here?

Here is a link to the device:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SCH-I545ZKDVZW


Nope. NZ currently uses band 3, with 28 planned. That linked model supports 4 and 13.


Ahh, that's what i thought so. No worries. Cheers

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  Reply # 824750 24-May-2013 13:53
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Behodar:
Krishant007: wait.. just a question.. i just saw that they are releasing a developer edition of the S4 in USA for Verizon and AT&T. Would the LTE bands on that work here?

Here is a link to the device:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SCH-I545ZKDVZW


Nope. NZ currently uses band 3, with 28 planned. That linked model supports 4 and 13.


So no roaming on LTE. 

Interesting. 




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