Yeah, I juse woke up to my phone buzzing and finding a software update available.
Couldn't get the change log to come up, so I just let the update install.
Imagine my disappointment when the update didn't include Lollipop or Advanced Calling 1.0.
Way to go Verizon... another pointless update. That makes 2 now.
Before my G2 had the Advanced Calling update it had an update about a week before to get the device ready for the update. Maybe that is what that is. Maybe not. At any rate, it'll get it just chill. As far as Lollipop no one is getting that util after January except for devices Google has close relationship with like the Nexus. Samsung will let you know when Lollipop is coming.
Not looking to turn this into a Lollipop conversation, once, just once, I would like to see the US lead off when a new Android variation is released. Instead we hear Poland has the update. I don't care about Poland... do you?
To get back on track though, my desire to have Adanced Calling 1.0 is a love / hate relationship. I want it because it will deliver video calling which is something that only Iphones did really well, but I don't want it because I truly believe Verizon's network is not ready. I live in a strong 4G coverage area, but I can literally walk around my house and watch the phone bounce from 4G to 3G. That should not happen if Verizon's 4G coverage map is accurate.
Hopefully verizon plugs all the 3G holes in the coverage map before the sunset the network.
If your phone is defaulting to band 4 spectrum first then yes your signals are not going be as strong because of the natures of the spectrum. There isn't a way to make that stronger. The only spectrum Verion can use that is as strong or stronger than their 700 MHz is the 800 MHz cellular they currently use for 1x. That however won't be converted to LTE for at least 5 years. Maybe Verizon changes their minds about that timetable. Also any 600 MHz spectrum they win in the incentive auctions. Of course those auctions are over a year away and even after the auction broadcasters have 39 months to clears their spectrum so we're looking as mid 2019 at the earliest before that is deployed. And in either case you'd need a device that can handles that spectrum.