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Default internet speed meter on status bar

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sugashrajavelu gravatar image

Custom option to show internet speed on the status bar. Either or both downlink and uplink speeds can be displayed. I think It's an necessary option for day to day usage .

Note: It can be custom option with enable/disable feature & there's still room in status bar i guess.

Please post your opinion about the idea and upvote.

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The connection speed does not really tell the truth. It is only a number which is the absolut maxinum, but would not be reached most of the time in real. So what is the benefit showing it?

SaimenSays ( 2018-08-19 13:19:24 +0300 )edit

There is no room on the status bar for such detail and in the 5 years of using Jolla1, I've never even thought or considered the idea myself. You ask for such a feature, but what is your reasoning for needing it?

Edz ( 2018-08-19 13:31:37 +0300 )edit

We look on the no of signals for calls, the same way speed for streaming and downloading. Its basic thing . In developing countries lile India, brazil etc internet speeds are variably unstable for every 5km . We often look up the speeds to find best ISP, OEM & Usually to find a place that gives max speed so that we go there to download files like the 2000s ๐Ÿ™„

sugashrajavelu ( 2018-08-19 13:41:36 +0300 )edit

Gotcha, good description, I understand now. You have reminded me of the days of dial-up internet, where I used to look at the line connection speed. If it was around 33.6kbps we knew it would not be fast enough to even successfully send/receive email, but if you got 42kbps or more, then even a cheeky download from Napster was doable.

Edz ( 2018-08-19 13:53:38 +0300 )edit

Exactly @Edz . Indian ISP 's are providing cheapest plans in the world 1Gb 4G for 0.8$. so Speed is invertly proportional ๐Ÿ˜‚

sugashrajavelu ( 2018-08-19 13:59:00 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-08-22 11:12:56 +0300

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Well, it may be not at status bar, but did you check Network Monitor app (by ecyrd) ? you can find it at Jolla Store. It is the first app I run after every boot of my phone. You can see the infos (speed in/out and total data in/out) at cover too.

If you want to reset the counter of data you have to restart network connections: Settings -> Utilities (if you have it installed) -> Restart network subsystem.

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Sometimes, it pays to read other comments before posting yours.

This has already been stated in the comments above. Network Monitor is not an appropriate application as it only shows data in and out, not line speed as requested by the OP and more to the point, Network Monitor already does what "Data Counters" in Settings already does, so it is even more pointless and inappropriate.

Edz ( 2018-08-22 11:17:15 +0300 )edit

@Edz , Network Monitor app is not mentioned in commends before, I read all of them, and also now you mentioned it, still, no reference. Also, check the application: as I said, it gives information for speed in/out. It is not like ookla or other speed meters, but you can get a pretty good idea of how good is your speed.

Also, no, it does not show what "Data Counters" show, as data counters there show a total amount of data, but Network Monitor app shows as ifconfig, the data from the last network restart/ phone boot (like command ifconfig in the command line), a sum of wifi / mobile traffic.

nas ( 2018-08-22 13:18:44 +0300 )edit

You are partly correct as I am partly wrong, but please don;t tell me that Network Monitor is not mentioned in the comments when it was I who made that very mention. Regardless, Data Counter and Network Monitor are practically the same thing and more to the point, still does not do what the OP is asking for.

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Edz ( 2018-08-22 13:43:11 +0300 )edit
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