Wednesday, 1 January 2014

LTE 4G seen on Jolla smartphone UPDATED

This image was shared in Twitter

Update: LTE was officially enabled in Sailfish OS 1.0.7

About 4G LTE on Jolla (UPDATED 1-Jan-2014)

Jolla's Hardware supports 4G LTE, but the feature has not been activated, as the connection is not found stable enough yet. 4G LTE supported frequencies on Jolla have been told: Jolla will support channels 3 (1800 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz) and 20 (800 MHz).

You can already check if there are operators in your area having 4G/LTE networks using a frequency mentioned above. Just tne of the three supported frequencies is enough for Jolla to work in that network. 

Via developer mode, some experienced users have already been testing their Jolla with 4G/LTE

About wireless charging on Jolla

Like 4G/LTE, wireless charging is neither officially supported by Jolla, and there is no equipment on sale for that yet. However, what we see in this shared image is not the only DIY project going on. This was AFAIK the first project. Later on I've seen other builds inside The Other Half enabling e.g. this charging plate: Maybe I write another article about these projects later, "Stay tuned" :D

1 comment:

  1. If you like the 4G logo you can try:

    # dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.ofono /ril_0 org.ofono.RadioSettings.SetProperty string:"TechnologyPreference" variant:string:"lte"

    Seems like this is not a preference i.e. in my case phone drops out of network if there is no 4G available. Also seems to use lot of battery juice, so no wonder it's not available by default. Replace "lte" with "umts" to switch back to normal prefer 3G mode.