Category Archives: OpenSignal app

OpenSignal begins full coverage of India

Over the last year, OpenSignal has published a few blog posts on some of our more interesting findings in the Indian mobile scene, but our plan has always been to do a more thorough analysis of one of the largest … Continue reading

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Introducing OpenSignal’s new data collection methodology

Starting this week, you may notice some changes in the reports, coverage maps and other data we publish. OpenSignal has made updates to the way we collect our data from smartphones and the methods we use to parse that data. … Continue reading

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Background data collection in our iOS app – settings explained

Our new iOS app is finally here! We’ve released a new version (Version 3.0) of OpenSignal based on feedback that we’ve had from our users, including a sleek new design and more information points throughout the app to explain how … Continue reading

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OpenSignal helps Cambridge hunt down its pesky notspots

Cambridge wants to become a hyper-connected U.K. city, providing robust internet access county wide at both the public and private level. In order to become that hyper-connected city, Cambridge first needs to find those places where wireless and wireline access … Continue reading

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Sensing Samsung: The evolution of sensors in the Galaxy S series

On Sunday at Mobile World Congress, Samsung is expected to unveil its latest flagship smartphone. There are a lot of speculation and rumors swirling about the hardware and features in the new Galaxy S7, and our CTO James Robinson has … Continue reading

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An early look at India’s first nationwide 4G operator, Jio

OpenSignal data analyst Joe Cainey caught sight of a ghost earlier this month when looking at our India network data. Defunct Mumbai operator Loop Mobile suddenly rematerialized in our network tests, showing LTE connections not just in Mumbai but in … Continue reading

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Infographic: 5 tips for picking your next mobile operator

Last month OpenSignal published a detailed guide to picking a mobile operator, looking at some not-so-obvious factors such as the quality of a service provider’s 3G network and the possibility of choosing a virtual operator. We got some good feedback on the … Continue reading

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5 things to think about when picking your next mobile operator

Editor’s Note: Since publishing this article, we have created an infographic that summarizes these five tips in an easy-to-reference format. You can find the infographic here or at the end of this blog post. Given what I do for a … Continue reading

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Jobs and jelly beans at SMR10

The 10th Silicon Milkroundabout (SMR) took place this past weekend, and it was a busy, buzzy and exciting event! Eight OpenSignalers attended and chatted to dozens of potential candidates for our marketing, design, product and dev’ teams. OpenSignal has doubled … Continue reading

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Apple just unleashed 13M new LTE-Advanced phones on the world

The big mobile industry news over the weekend was of course the launch of the next generation iPhones, the 6s and the 6s plus. Apple said on Monday it sold at least 13 million of them since they went on … Continue reading

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