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Android Speed Tester Launched!
Wednesday 30 June 2010 15:11:51 by Sebastien Lahtinen

Over the years, we have helped millions of users test their broadband speed on our website, and we're very pleased to be able to launch our mobile speed test for Android into beta testing.

The app will allow you to test the downstream and upstream speed both on mobile data (3G, HSPA, etc.) as well as Wi-Fi connections. It uses the same underlying speed test that you can use on our website, but has some additional features including a full graph of the speed profile to help you understand the results better.

We would stress that the app is still in beta testing, so any comments, bug reports and feature requests are welcome. We already have plans to add a number of features, but we need yout help to make sure the core functionality of the tester is accurate first :)

 If you have any questions, please ask on our mobile speed test forum.


Posted by hypertony over 6 years ago
Any plans for Windows Mobile version?
Posted by seb (Favicon staff member) over 6 years ago
@hypertony: To be quite honest, Windows Mobile hadn't even cropped up on our radar.. iPhone one will be next.. I suspect it won't be too difficult for us to write a Windows version in due course.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 6 years ago
Nice simple little app well done thinkbroadband team :)
Posted by bosie over 6 years ago
Pls give the iPhone app an iPad resolution - look forward to it :)
Posted by iand over 6 years ago
tried this on myphone and it gave a speed of 0. Well I did try to run it on the iphone :)
Posted by seb (Favicon staff member) over 6 years ago
@CARPETBURN: Thanks.. It's been about six months in the pipeline but all sorts of things got in the way.. and there's a lot more we want to do, but that goes for speed testing in general, not just this app. I like talking to coders who don't know how to say "no" :)
Posted by seb (Favicon staff member) over 6 years ago
@bosie - It should be very easy for us to build an iPad version which has a higher resolution.. whether we do anything more useful with it in terms of showing data might be a bit more tricky.. Anyone want to donate us an iPad? :) (iPhone 4s are already on order)
Posted by otester over 6 years ago
A windows mobile version would be killer.

I don't get why some think WM6.5 is a dead end, it still does many things that Android can't.
Posted by snakeeyes over 6 years ago
@ otester... what can a WM6.5 do that Android can't?

Doesn't 6.5 get universally slammed by critics?

Posted by otester over 6 years ago

Well anything in particular? Just saying "media bashes it" don't cut it!
Posted by otester over 6 years ago
Also with what HTC have done to it and the ROMs which are available...

Yeh on its own its not good, thats granted.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 6 years ago
Having owned a windows mobile based phone, an Iphone and now a droid i can honestly say in terms of features and functions the droid rules. Windows Mobile phones are fiddly and annoying to use, ok for pure business but for entertainment and pleasure they are horrid. Iphones are over hyped and limiting in so many ways (maybe IOS4 or whatever its called solves it). I say well done to thinkbroadband for getting this app to the best platform first, instead of going to iphone first and serving the cattle ;)
Posted by snakeeyes over 6 years ago
@ otester I have never read a positive review about WM 6.5 .... HTC made it bearable by putting Sense on it on the HD2 but overall its a big pile of poo especially compared to Android.
You said 6.5 can do many things Android can't... I just asked you to name a few?

.... you cant can you! I owned a HD2 and sold it for my Nexus one, and never looked back!
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