(4th Generation) The latest cellular technology generation. In 2010, the ITU officially designated LTE, WiMAX and HSPA+ as 4G technologies. See LTE, WiMAX, HSPA and cellular generations. 4G Speeds In 2014, various tests of carriers in the U.S. touting 4G capabilities reported average download speeds from 4 to 8 Mbps and upload speeds from 1 to 6 Mbps. Because the number of users in a cell is constantly changing, speeds vary as everyone shares the same bandwidth. As more customers frequent a cell, average speeds decline until more antennas are added. For the difference between 4G and Wi-Fi, see cellular vs. Wi-Fi.
4g has to do with mobile phone and data communications.
4G is defined as the 4th generation of mobile phone and data communication standards with even greater data-transfer rates than 3G.
An example of 4G is the cell network that smartphone or mobile modem owners can access to have faster data transfer speeds.
- Apple also may have lost sales as a result of the suspension, as some customers may have decided they needed to buy a smartphone right away and couldn't wait for Apple to start pre-selling the iPhone 4G again.
- It also comes loaded with a personal hotspot function, allowing you to take that 3G or 4G connection and convert the phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot that can then be shared with up to eight different devices.
- Verizon seems to be ahead of the competition when it comes to getting a 4G network up and running, so some iPhone fans are hopeful that this means Verizon customers may finally get to use the iPhone.
- If you still have the iPhone 3G and you're eagerly awaiting the new iPhone 4G, have a look at the iPhone 3G S to see if the differences are enough to make you want an upgrade.
- Both of these smartphones take advantage of the new 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network from Verizon, offering some of the fastest wireless data speeds available today.