Samsung Galaxy Tab on T-Mobile Delivers Best Android Performance for Mobile Shopping, Finds Marlin Mobile Test

Dec 15, 2010, 14:00 ET from Marlin Mobile

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Marlin Mobile (, a provider of solutions and services that perfect the mobile web experience, today announced the findings of its first mobile device performance test and pronounced the Samsung Galaxy Tab on T-Mobile the best Android device for a speedy mobile shopping experience.

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Marlin Mobile tested the technical performance of 300 Android devices running on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile networks between November 13 and December 13, 2010 to measure the speed at which they downloaded content from the mobile home pages of two leading ecommerce brands.

The Marlin Mobile test found that the Samsung Galaxy Tab running on T-Mobile delivered the fastest mobile web experience with both mobile sites downloading full content at average speeds of 3.28 Kilobytes per second(1). Conversely, the Motorola i1 device running on Sprint/Nextel downloaded full site content at average speeds of 0.24 Kilobytes per second. A chart showing the top and bottom five devices can be found at

The test was conducted using the Marlin Mobile Test Network, the industry's only genuine mobile web test network comprised of user-owned mobile devices located throughout the United States. Each Android device was tested once an hour, capturing the specific profile of each device at the time of the test – device location, carrier signal strength, battery state, and operating system. Results were then averaged out over the course of the test.

"Just because you use an Android device, you cannot assume that all mobile sites you visit are going to perform well," said Adrian Mendoza, co-founder of Marlin Mobile. "Our test highlights many factors that can get in the way of a successful mobile shopping experience. These insights help consumers decide which Android device best suits their lifestyle. They also brands identify factors impacting their customers' mobile web experiences so they can assess the business impact and fix them."

About Marlin Mobile

Marlin Mobile solutions and services help businesses create and deliver a winning mobile user experience by understanding and overcoming the fragmentation in the mobile market. The data and insights revealed by the Marlin Mobile Test Network help creative, business and IT professionals monitor, benchmark, and optimize the performance of their mobile application and mobile sites so that a positive customer experience is assured. Founded in 2009, Marlin Mobile is headquartered in Boston, Mass. More at, the Marlin blog, on Twitter and Facebook.

(1) Kilobytes per second ("Marlin speed") is a measurement metric that combines the volume and speed of objects downloaded. Higher is better, meaning more content downloaded faster.

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