Meaning of mobile connection icons
Phone: One Plus One
Before OTA12 I had problems with my mobile connection going from 4G to "E" after not using the phone for a while. I had to reestablish (going into flight mode and back) the connection in order to get 4G again.
Now I see a "L". What does "L" mean?
@Johan You will no longer find the 4G icon but L under OTA-12.
L is the abbreviation for LTE Long-Term Evolution, which has been more or less exactly described as 4G Advanced.
See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_(telecommunication) for more details.
Thank you for explaining!
We discussed it a lot, basically there is 4G 4G+ and LTE, and all are mixed up with all the carriers. We probably rework this for OTA-13 as "L" was kinda proposal but people got confused with it. Idk what is better now ^^
Keneda last edited by Keneda
Why not displaying actual connected network?
4G for 4G
4+(or if possible 4G+) for 4G+
L (or if possible LTE) for LTE
And same for 3G or H things?
Why not do that simple?
what about displaying just 2G, 3G or 4G as they are commercially called? It would make less confusion for people not knowing what L or LTE stands for.
@Keneda Because that depends on what RIL (the ril daemon specifically) from Android delivers to us, and it can be device-specific. If it would be easy, we would do it
There is no standard encoding of radio technology for example for 4G vs 4G+ ...