A simple software update will allegedly awaken the T-Mobile Galaxy Note II’s dormant LTE, which TheVerge says comes onboard. The carrier’s version is essentially identical to AT&T’s, meaning there’s an untapped potential even despite T-Mobile’s lack of LTE, which is expected to be widely dispersed by the end of 2013.
The carrier actually prepared an official response about the possibility, saying that the Note II will not automatically access T-Mobile’s LTE network once it goes live.
“We will share more information on how and when the Galaxy Note II will support T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network when the network is available,” a carrier statement to TheVerge said.
That could imply a software update will do the trick, but T-Mobile could take a different approach, though it’s unclear what that may be. One would think that, by the end of next year, there will be a Note III anyway with T-Mobile LTE support straight away, but the carrier obviously wouldn’t want to leave Note II owners in the dust, particularly considering how darn expensive it is.