4G and LTE relate to speed and strength of connection of wireless devices. Sprint currently deploys two 4G systems in the U.S.: the Mobile WiMAX standard, and the first-release Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. In the U.S., Sprint was the first major wireless carrier with 4G, deploying Mobile WiMAX networks in 2008 and introducing its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012. Sprint now offers LTE 4G service in 58 markets with additional markets being launched regularly.
Virgin Mobile USA operates on Sprint's 3G and 4G (WiMAX or LTE, depending on coverage area and device capability) networks. Sprint was the first major domestic wireless carrier to deploy 4G, and is now supplementing its networks from WiMAX to LTE. Internal tests have shown that Sprint 4G LTE typically provides a faster and more consistent 3G handoff experience when compared to 4G WiMAX. When in a 4G LTE coverage area, customers may realize average download speeds of 6-8 Mbps, upload speeds of 2-3 Mbps and peak speeds of 25 Mbps.
The Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE is Virgin Mobile's first LTE device, delivering a postpaid experience without a contract. The Samsung Galaxy Victory™ comes loaded with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. S Beam™ lets you instantly share calendars, contacts, movies and music with a tap. Access to the speedy 4G LTE network from Sprint lets you browse the web, upload photos and stream music faster than ever before on the 4.0" Touchscreen display. Behind the scenes, a 1.2GHz dual core processor handles whatever you can throw at it with ease.
The fastest and smoothest version yet, Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean, improves on the simplicity and beauty of Android 4.0 and introduces a new Google™ search experience on Android.
With buttery graphics and silky transitions, moving between home screens and switching between apps is as effortless as turning pages in a book. More reactive and uniform touch responses mean you can almost feel the pixels as your finger moves across the screen. Jelly Bean makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting CPU when you touch the screen, then turning it down when you don't need it, which improves battery life.
With Jelly Bean it's now even easier to personalize your home screen. As you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically moves to make room. When they're too big, widgets resize on their own. Interacting with your favorite apps and customizing your home screen has never been easier.
Android's dictionaries are now more accurate, and more relevant. The language model in Jelly Bean adapts over time, guessing the next word before you've even started typing it. With improved text-to-speech capabilities, voice typing on Android is also easier-with or without a data connectionعآآso you can type with your voice everywhere you go.
With Jelly Bean, blind users can use Gesture Mode to reliably navigate the UI using touch and swipe gestures in combination with speech output. Jelly Bean also adds support for accessibility plugins to enable external Braille input and output devices via USB and Bluetooth. The search experience in Jelly Bean has a new look-and-feel, and has faster and more natural Google Voice Search™. And Google Now™ brings you just the right information, before you even ask.
With Android Beam™ on Jelly Bean you can now easily share your photos, videos and more with just a simple tap. Just touch two NFC-enabled Android devices back-to-back, then tap to beam your contentعآآanything on the screenعآآincluding contacts, web pages, YouTube™ videos, directions and apps. Plus, instantly pair an Android phone or tablet to Bluetooth® devices like headsets or speakers that support the Simple Secure Pairing standard by just tapping them togetherعآآno more syncing or searching required.
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The S Beam application builds on the functionality of the Android Beam™ feature in previous versions of Android™. It allows you to easily share content with others using NFC and Wi-Fi Direct™. Sharing content with S Beam is fast and easy.
When S Beam is turned on in both devices, sharing content with S Beam is easy:
Open the content you want to share. You can share pictures, videos, contacts, web page links, even links to an application on Google Play™ Store. To share a link to an application, open the application and follow the steps below.
Touch the devices together, back to back.
On the device you are sending the content from, the screen will show Touch to beam. Touch the content on the screen to begin the beaming process.
When prompted, separate the two devices and the content will begin to transfer.
When the transfer is complete, the content will be shown on the receiving device's screen.
Note: Both devices must be active - they cannot be in the lock screen or screen off mode - before the S Beam connection can be made. When the device's screen is locked or off, the NFC communication is turned off as part of the device's security features.
The Google Wallet™ application allows you to set up your device to act as a secure mobile payment device. Using your device's secure NFC module, you can store your credit card information in your Google Account and make payments at retailers and locations with supported wireless payment terminals. For more information about the service, please visit the Google Wallet Site.
NFC is a short range wireless technology that allows enabled devices to share information in close proximity. It's similar to Bluetooth, but instead of programming devices to work together, all you need to establish a connection is to hold the devices close to each other or touch them together. Once within range (usually 4 cm or less) NFC allows the transfer of data or power in just seconds.
NFC takes a step towards digitally enhancing your world and making it rich with information and interactivity. Equipped with an NFC smart tag, simple things like posters, stickers and glass become digital data interfaces.
Imagine you pass a poster for a movie you've wanted to see. If the poster has an NFC smart tag, you could hold your phone next to the poster and instantly get trailers, clips, show times and links to buy movie tickets online. Or maybe you're shopping and notice a sticker advertising a 30% discount at your favorite store. Just hold your phone to the sticker and the coupon will be sent directly to your phone. It's also a great way to quickly copy contact information from a business or friend, and you can transfer data between NFC-enabled phones too.
With your NFC-enabled smartphone and Samsung TecTiles™, now you can control your world with just a tap.
The Samsung TecTile app lets you create your own NFC tags or TecTiles, which are smart stickers that enable you to control the world around you. For example, you can create one to call home as soon and you get in your car or to instantly silence your phone during a meeting. Follow these steps to start creating your own TecTiles:
Step 1: Enable NFC on your phone through your Settings. You can find NFC under the Wireless and network section. Check the box to enable it. NFC is just a close distance pairing technology that is incredibly secure and easy to use.
Step 2: Purchase Samsung TecTiles. These come in convenient packs of five and are reprogrammable, so you can use them over and over. You can buy TecTiles at your carrier's retail store or at Samsung.com/TecTiles.
Step 3: Tap your phone to one of the TecTile stickers. You will be prompted to download the TecTile app from Google Play™. The app is simple, so just click on the different icons and follow the on-screen directions. Now, fill your world with TecTiles.
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Wi-Fi Direct™ is a wireless technology that enables Wi-Fi Direct devices to connect directly to one another. This means users on the go can print documents, share data, sync files, and display information from notebooks and netbooks, as well as devices like smartphones and tablets. Products certified Wi-Fi Direct can connect to other wireless devices without joining a traditional wireless network or Wi-Fi® hotspot.
Your device will scan for other Wi-Fi Direct devices automatically. If the device you want to connect to is not listed, make sure Wi-Fi Direct is turned on in the other device and connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Android™ is your phone’s operating system (OS). Whenever you make a call or send a text or launch an app, Android™ is behind how it looks and how it works.
Android™ is currently the world’s most popular mobile OS. Why? Because it’s totally sweet. It’s intuitive. It’s powerful. And it supports over 500,000 unique apps that anyone with an Android™ phone can download directly from Google Play™.
Google Play™ is the Android™ store and it’s available online at http://play.google.com. Your Android™ phone will include a direct link to Google Play™. With over 500,000 apps, plus music, movies, games and books, it’s safe to say that it just might blow your mind.
That’s the fun part. With over 500,000 apps available and new ones being added every day, you’re sure to find plenty of options.
We’ve collected some of our favorites in the Hot Apps featured on the Features tab of our Android™ phones. From handy apps to help you remember where you parked your car, to music streaming apps, even to apps you can use to order a pizza while you zone out on the couch, the best advice is to just keep exploring. You never know what will pop up next.
That’s the best part! With our Beyond Talk Unlimited Data & Messaging Plans, all of your data, web, messaging and email is totally unlimited. So whatever plan you choose, you never have to worry about putting all those apps to work. Never. Not Ever. Like, really. NEVER.
Like all software, Android™ developers are constantly working to update what it can do. When you see Android™ 2.2 versus Android™ 2.3, that just means that Android™ 2.3 is the next generation of software in the Android™ series. For the most part, the basics of the software stay the same. Newer generations sometimes feature somewhat heightened capabilities, or new features, or revisions to improve speed and performance.
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