July 29, 2014

Nexus One Traffic Patterns Solidify T-Mobile Rumors

Localytics is a company that provides mobile app analytics for top mobile applications on Android phones as well as BlackBerry and iPhone. Their blog is reporting tonight that by mining on the traffic data collected by them, information on the Nexus One has been uncovered.  To them, it seems to backup up the claims made over the weekend by the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets, about the device being sold unlocked and directly by Google, but with T-Mobile as launch partner providing 3G services.

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So far this is the information the traffic patterns detected by Localytics bears out:

  • The heaviest usage has been on T-Mobile in the US, over both Edge and UMTS (3G)
  • All usage on AT&T was over Edge; inline with reports that 3G support is limited to the 1700 Mhz band used by T-mobile in the US.
  • The Nexus One is already appearing on networks outside of the US, with traffic coming from countries including Australia, Germany and the Netherlands—and some of those connections are 3G.
  • The most recent devices are running the ERD72, ERD56C and ERD65 versions of Android 2.1.
  • Verizon and Sprint subscribers will likely have to wait as all usage so far has been over GSM-based operators.