A group of developers have managed to add support for 4G WiMAX to a version of CyanogenMod for the HTC Evo 4G. If that sounds like gobbledy-gook, here’s the translation:

Only a handful of smartphones on the market today work with 4G networks, and the HTC Evo was one of the first to hit the streets. 4G is a mobile broadband technology that offers much faster download and upload speeds than you can get from 3G networks.

Unfortunately, the open source versions of Google Android that have been released so far don’t include support for 4G networks. Instead, device makers such as HTC have developer their own proprietary solutions.

That means that independent developers working on their own custom versions of Android which aren’t based on HTC’s software haven’t been able to include WiMAX support so far… so if you purchased an HTC Evo 4G or a similar phone and wanted to replace the standard software with a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod, you had to give up WiMAX support.

Last night, some of the first developers figured out how to add support for WiMAX to CyanogenMod. There has been much rejoicing.

The latest public builds of CyanogenMod still don’t include the update yet, because it’s still a work in progress. But it should be available soon.

via Android Central

Brad Linder

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3 replies on “WiMAX support coming to CyanogenMod, other custom Android ROMs”

    1. I didn’t know that there is a full-size picture available.
      I wasn’t able to see it in the preview picture

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