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Android Speed Tester available again
Monday 06 August 2012 10:25:41 by Andrew Ferguson

Our Android speed tester expired a few months ago, and after plenty of pestering by users of the app we have released a new version that should work on the majority of Android devices.

Speed testing on android phones can be done via Flash where a web browser supports Flash, but Flash on most android devices is not fast enough to cope with even ADSL speeds. Thus the need for a dedicated application, that is not reliant on a devices browser and Flash implementation.

When the mobile speed tester was launched in 2010, it was envisaged as being used mainly on mobile phones, but the rise of ever more powerful android tablets and the low price point of the Google Nexus 7 means that many more people are watching high definition video streams on them, and knowing how stable their connection speed is very important, or whether it is worth even trying to watch video when using a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Comments

Posted by gunnersboy over 4 years ago
The installation doesn't work. I have set permission to install from non market applications but even after doing that it says "Application not installed". This is on ICS.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
Two ICS devices here and works with no issues.

Will delete it all again and double check once more.
Posted by MrTAToad2 over 4 years ago
I notice that the options (Settings, results etc) are seperated horizontally from each other, but not vertically, so you dont really know where one button starts and ends...
Posted by gunnersboy over 4 years ago
It's all working. I forgot I had this issue

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/newsite/t/4144490-possible-news-item.html

So downloads over wi-fi aren't working properly. All sorted now though.
Posted by otester over 4 years ago
Works fine Galaxy S3 (ICS 4.0.4).

Three
7.80Mbps down
1.67Mbps up
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
This on my plate, so in between all the other stuff will try to do periodic updates, and then a release onto the Google Play store.
Posted by stoatwblr over 4 years ago
Any chance of a QR code?
Posted by stoatwblr over 4 years ago
doh, missed the top link :)
Posted by Mince1978 over 4 years ago
Will you guys be doing one for Windows Phone?? I have a Nokia lumia 900! ;-)
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