A new study by a Microsoft Research Lab researcher claims to have found a way to boost a phone’s ping by as much as 70 percent.
“Ping is a measurement of our ability to send information between our computers,” said Chris Jorgensen, lead author of the study.
“We know that the faster our computers are, the better our ping is.
In the context of mobile, the higher the ping, the more information we can send to each other.”
The researchers used an Android phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip that can send text messages, text pictures, and other multimedia data to and from a smartphone.
It also uses Bluetooth Low Energy, which is an advanced wireless technology that relies on the electrical signals between two devices to communicate data, including voice and video.
While the ping value on an Android device varies according to the device and OS, the researchers found that it depends on the operating system and the number of CPU cores in a phone.
“We found that we could increase the ping by up to 40 percent by increasing the number and quality of the CPU cores,” Jorgenson said.
The researchers also found that by increasing these CPUs, the ping was boosted by up 100 percent.
This means that by raising the CPU core count, we could bump up the maximum ping by a factor of 200, the team reported in the paper.
The study was published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Jorgensen has spent the last few years working with Microsoft Research to improve the performance of the Android operating system on the phone.
He said he was excited to find that the team was able to make the jump from an Android operating environment to a Windows Phone one.
“This is one of the first real implementations of a real-world application that could actually increase the performance for a smartphone,” he said.