Mysterious discoveries on the road....
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Field testers have started with a strong showing in the Chico area as well as Los Angeles area. There are even a few completed locations along the Digital 395 corridor. Keep up the good work!
Monday, May 4, 2015
As noted in an earlier post, we decommissioned the data cards and replaced them with Android tablets. It may be no surprise to anyone that we are seeing what appears to be performance differences between the tablets and the phones. The tablets, of course, are brand new and feature both faster processors and a higher category of LTE.
Tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 16 GB LTE
- LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 (Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit)
Phones: Samsung Galaxy S4
- LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T (Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
For six rounds of mobile field testing, we have tested both smartphones (Android) and data cards. The data cards were run through netbooks running Windows OS. In the beginning, performance was not radically different between the two, but the the declining use of netbooks and data cards, and the increasing use of tablets, we see stark differences now between the two access methods.
For the next round of testing, planned to start at the end of April, we will be replacing the data cards and netbooks with Android tablets, specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 LTE, with 8" screen and 1200x800 resolution.