While the Ookla SpeedTest app for Android has been reliable over the years, it flat out sucks. It’s ugly, the user interface is outdated, the graphics are broken, and it hurts my eyes. Thankfully, that should all be rectified at some point this week.
Ookla is teasing SpeedTest 3.0 on Twitter. The company didn’t give many details in terms of new features, though they did give us a quick look at the user interface you’re presented with when starting up the app. If any of you have ever used the iOS version of Ookla, this looks pretty much identical. Those Apple folks have been enjoying it since March, and we’re glad Ookla finally stepped up to the plate to deliver the same tender love and care for us Android users.
All Ookla said in terms of a release was “this week,” so we’ll certainly be on the lookout for it as the days move on. In case you’re wondering if I’m exaggerating about the ugliness of the current app, give it a download in the Google Play Store and take a look for yourself.
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