My Thoughts on the Nexus 4

Nexus 4

This is a first for me on this blog: a post about a phone. I’ve written posts about specific devices (even ones that don’t yet exist) before, but I haven’t gone down the smartphone rabbit trail. I’m breaking that pattern. On Monday Google announced their latest additions to the Nexus line. I already have a Nexus 7, so their update to that product wasn’t very interesting to me. Nor was the Nexus 10, despite its impressive specs, since I’m just not looking for a tablet that big (part of the reason I’ve not bothered with an iPad).

LTE Tethering FTW

I recently rooted my HTC Thunderbolt and put Cyanogen Mod 7 on it, which includes tethering capability. This morning I connected my iMac at work to my phone, and ran a speed test. The results are impressive. Download: 15.48 Mb/s Upload: 4.86 Mb/s Ping: 104ms The test was run with the following signal status: So in case there was still any doubt, LTE is awesome.