Category Archives: Mobile Trends

Fi-ve reasons to love Project-Fi

Yesterday, Google announced its plans for a new mobile+internet service which will be available initially on Nexus 6 phones. It’s called Project-Fi. Google is releasing some awesome developments into the telecommunications space – here are the top five takeaways on Project-Fi. Wifi … Continue reading

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Mobile World Congress – Fiesta!

Going to MWC 2015? We’ll see you there! Come by our booth in the UKTI Innovation Pavilion, or meet us at one of the MWC parties and events we’ll all be attending! Speaking of parties – what/where/when/who? Here is OpenSignal’s … Continue reading

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Microphones: the potential uses of a common sensor

At OpenSignal we love sensors. We’ve written several blogposts on the different types to be found on Android and iPhone devices and have recently published a comprehensive report on the topic. But when thinking about sensors, one of the most basic … Continue reading

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Mobile Sensor Networks: Creating a Social Laboratory

What is a smartphone? That seems like a simple question. On one level a smartphone is a communication device that allows people to communicate with each other, either by text or call, or over the Internet. The focus is always on … Continue reading

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New Report: The Global Prevalence of Dual-SIM Android Devices

Dual-Sim Android devices, we thought, were relatively uncommon. No one at OpenSignal owns a Dual-SIM device, despite being more aware than most about the coverage blackspots that plague every city in the world – including our own office. We had … Continue reading

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The OfCom Mobile Broadband Report: a response

Yesterday OfCom released a report [pdf] on the current state of UK mobile networks – a report similar to ours on the subject from last week, which found that 4G speeds had halved over the past year in the UK. … Continue reading

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iPhone Metamorphosis

The most recent iterations of the iPhone bring with them some significant changes to the Apple ecosystem. Every year we release a report into the state of Android fragmentation, a report that heavily emphasises the difference between Android and iOS … Continue reading

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National Roaming: How much impact would it actually have?

Note: An earlier version of this post contained a graph which contained a small error. It has now been updated This weekend, Sajid Javid, the minister for Culture, Media and Sport announced plans to engage in talks with mobile operators … Continue reading

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UK Roads & Rails

Today we published a report into mobile coverage on UK Roads and Railways,  taking a look at how well served the transport infrastructure of the UK is by mobile connectivity. This is an area that the UK regulator, OfCom, has emphasised … Continue reading

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US LTE performance: T-Mobile fastest, Verizon best coverage

Yesterday we released a report into the state of LTE in the US, with a particular focus on how network performance changes over time. Mobile networks in the United States have been under particular scrutiny lately, with Verizon and T-Mobile … Continue reading

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