Monthly Archives: December 2012

Translators Needed!

The OpenSignal app is truly international. As we roll out our new and improved version we hope that our users will be able to help us by providing translations for the new text we have in our app. Last time … Continue reading

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On buying your mum a tablet

My mum had been dropping hints about getting a tablet for a while. We – the kids – were a little surprised at this as mum is by no means a technophile, but she’d read in a magazine of the … Continue reading

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Explaining Google Play Services

Google’s apps are usually the most highly rated on the market. Google Mail has a rating of 4.3 and Google Maps 4.4. These are apps I use everyday, highly functional yet extraordinarily simple. Google’s latest app (if it can even … Continue reading

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What Your Smartphone Will Do Next Year

The end-of-year prediction list is a staple of blogs and newspapers, especially for those with a technological bent. There is, however, too often a temptation to allow the promise of future technology to infiltrate the present, leading to bold predictions … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Subsidised Phone

The news that T-Mobile will be ending mobile phone subsidies from 2013 onwards is good news for consumers. Under the new system T-Mobile will offer sim-only plans which can be used with any phone, allowing them to shop around the … Continue reading

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The Economic Case for 4G

The problem with working in any industry is that it inevitably leads to a kind of tunnel vision. This is especially true of working in the world of technology, where advances are often seen in a purely linear fashion – … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results of our Global LTE Speed Test

As the end of 2012 approaches we are able to publish a preliminary set of findings from our global 4G speed test – focussing just on LTE. This test aggregates 130,000 network speed tests run by OpenSignal users across  specific … Continue reading

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Christmas Wi-Fi Names

Here at OpenSignal we’re getting excited about Christmas. Yes, we know it’s still early in December, but the swirl of snow descending on Stansted this morning has brought the Yuletide spirit roaring to life among us. Back in May we … Continue reading

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OpenSignal is Growing!

OpenSignal is pleased to announce the arrival of two new team members. We’d like to welcome Andrea, from Veneto in Italy,  who joins as our lead iOS Developer having previously worked freelance (possibly as a magician). He arrives to strengthen … Continue reading

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Text Messaging – the phoenix of the digital age?

Yesterday, December 3rd, text messaging turned 20. And, like many people of its generation, it woke up that morning to a deeply uncertain future. While media outlets up and down the country were quick to recollect and praise  the transformation … Continue reading

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