37 percent of Android phones in the U.S. are 4G-enabled

With faster download speeds, courtesy 4G, finally becoming available on most major mobile carriers in USA, Android smartphones seem to be capitalizing on this availability.

In a latest study by research firm Localytics , nearly 37 percent of all Android smartphones in USA are now 4G-enabled.

What is 4G?

While the term 4G is widely being used as faster data speeds beyond 3G capable phones, Localytics defined LTE, WiMAX, or HSPA+ capable phones as being 4G-enabled.

Top three smartphones:

The top three phones leading the 4G adoption pack are:

1) HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon
2) HTC Evo 4G on Sprint
3) Samsung Droid Charge on Verizon

Other contributing smartphones include the Sprint Epic 4G, HTC myTouch 4G on t-Mobile, Motorola Atrix on AT&T, EVO Shift 4G on Sprint, Samsung Galaxy S 4G on T-Mobile, HTC EVO 3D on Sprint and LG Revolution on Verizon.

What is 4G for different carriers?

1) Verizon uses LTE (claims that its LTE network is capable of delivering download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second)
2) Sprint uses WiMAX
3) AT&T uses HSPA+
4) T-Mobile uses HSPA+ --------

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