Tagged: 3g

2G, 3G, 4G and Your Battery

There are many advantages to having a network designed without a concession to voice and it’s true, most are based around speed. But it’s important to point out that the focus here is not…

Android Power Management: Networks, Myths and Races

Android Power Management: Networks, Myths and Races

There are a couple of golden rules about maximizing battery life that are true to all smartphones, not just Android. The first is to reduce your use of the handset, which we’ve covered here. And the second is to optimize your use. Unfortunately, many of the power management guides contain…

GreenPower – Battery Saving App for Android

GreenPower – Battery Saving App for Android

One of the solutions that I’ve used is GreenPower, available either as a free or Premium (£1.90) app from the Google Play Store. The free version allows you to enable and disable mobile data and WiFi. GreenPower also has the ability to control the AutoSync settings and to force the device to synchronize when the Internet connection is enabled.

Speed Tests: What does 4G really mean?

Speed Tests: What does 4G really mean?

two of us had 3G reception (t-mobile and at&t) and the third was on Sprint’s 4G network. I decided the opportunity was too good to pass up. I prompted both to download the speed test app which operates via SpeedTest.net. We lined all 3 phones next to each other and hit the begin test