Android 6.0.1 might enable LTE band 12 for Nexus 5X and 6P on T-Mobile
posted by Michael H. / Dec 07, 2015, 8:31 PM
started rolling out earlier today, so there aren't a lot of people who have the software yet, and even fewer who would be looking at the band connections for their LTE signal. But, there have been a few people to post in the XDA forums with screenshots showing band 12 LTE support on both the Nexus 5X and 6P after the new update.The Android 6.0.1 just
T-Mobile has been pretty strict about unlocked phones being properly certified for band 12 LTE, because it says it would cause troubles with emergency calls if devices can't connect. Apparently, the problem is that without band 12 service, a device might not fall back to roaming as it should, and would be unable to make 911 calls, which is required by the FCC. From a user standpoint, band 12 LTE would also mean VoLTE support for the Nexus devices.
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)
Google Nexus 5X OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)
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"The problem is that with band 12 service, BUT WITHOUT VOLTE, a device might not fall back to roaming as it should..." There, fixed it for you.
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 9:00 PM 0
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And that's def not the T-Mobile coverage map anyway. Not enough white showing.. ;)
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 12:06 AM 2
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