General Data Speeds and Applications

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fatum, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. fatum

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    I have had my G1 now for about 4 months. There are still some GUI things that need changing in my opinion but the biggest problem I have is data. I will be in 3G coverage full bars and have a friend next to me with his Blackberry on EDGE and his will load everything faster than mine. Now this was something that I thought was a fluke but when I got home I timed a load of mobile digg on my G1. Then I switched my SIM over to my iPhone and loaded it on there. The iPhone loaded quicker. Not drastically faster only about 3/4 seconds but still faster. So then I opened up WeatherBug and the iPhone loads that faster by almost 10 seconds.
    I pay what I consider to be a lot for 3G data for a phone and it is slower on the G1 than my iPhone on EDGE and Blackberries on EDGE for loading data. Either this is a problem with Android or the network. I am sorry for Android but I am going to say that it is an OS optimization thing. Unless things like this change with the OS I fully believe that Android will not be adopted as quickly as Google hopes. I know after I noticed this and talked to friends of mine they all will not be getting Android anything anytime soon.
     

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  2. fatum

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    It would be really great to prove me wrong except for that is showing two different networks and 3G against 3G. I have done tests with my G1 3G against an iPhone on EDGE on t-mobiles network in Minneapolis and the iPhone loads web pages a little slower 3/4 second. But loads data from applications much quicker. Not to mention not having dropped calls on the iPhone in the same location as the G1 dropping calls.
     
  3. fatum

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    Now before this turns into a "you're an Apple fanboy" forum. This is by no means saying that I am changing back to my iPhone. I am just bringing up the issue that I see when using my G1. When on 3G no phone should be able to load data quicker when they are on EDGE. Now are there things that I wish Google would change yeah but I want the applications I want not ones that are said to be okay.
     
  4. GeoUSA

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    While traveling I have noticed vastly different Edge and 3G performance in different reagions. I often see 3G grind to a halt in airports where many people are bored and surfing the mobile net.

    In my smallish City, I found Edge performance fairly snappy. My area just received 3G and performance is a bit better. With mobile net, you are sharing what is still a fairly small pipeline. I'm sure TMo realizes the importance of data speeds and is working to beef up their network. I don't think this is an issue with the device or operating system.
     
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