The connectivity speed testing app, Speedtest by Ookla, has a new update rolling out that brings a completely revamped user experience. The new update is version 4.0 for those keeping score at home and if you have the app installed, you can expect to see the update hit your phone over the course of the next few days.
Feature wise, there is nothing new in Speedtest. It is all down to the new UI. Gone is the speedometer style dial that you had when you tested your WiFi or 4G connectivity speed. Instead, you now have a modern dial that has a Material Design feel to it.
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Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, has released a report on the health of mobile networks here in the United States. In that report, T-Mobile was deemed to have the best performing mobile network in the country, outscoring Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
Speedtest, for those who don’t know, is a service that allows you to test the download and upload speed of your data connection (or Wi-Fi) from a website or their mobile app.
The report bases the information on a new Speed Score model that the company uses to measure the performance of mobile networks.
This year Ookla also introduced Speed Score to more accurately reflect the full breadth of networking experience on a given network. Speed Score incorporates low-end, median and top-end performance for both download and upload speed. It’s a comprehensive metric that combines all factors that matter to a good network experience into a single score.
Using this methodology, the test results should more accurately reflect what users can expect from a particular mobile network.
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