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Question [Q] Very High Speed @ Play Store but low in browser

Hi guys,

This has been bothering me for quite a long time and its very unusual for me at least.

So my friend has a WiFi connection (in theory 512 kbps )

When we try to download from browser from PC or Mobile(browser) speed is normal i e 70 - 80 kbps max.

But in Google Play Store speeds are ridiculously high. We tried from his Micromax and my Moto G too.
For example yesterday i downloaded Pocket Tanks (40 mb) in just few seconds. Updates are super fast too.
Even my 2 Mbps WiFi doesn't go so fast.

Its a good thing but I am trying to figure out why not on PC or Browser but only in Play Store?

Any guesses?
 
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Hi guys,

This has been bothering me for quite a long time and its very unusual for me at least.

So my friend has a WiFi connection (in theory 512 kbps )

When we try to download from browser from PC or Mobile(browser) speed is normal i e 70 - 80 kbps max.

But in Google Play Store speeds are ridiculously high. We tried from his Micromax and my Moto G too.
For example yesterday i downloaded Pocket Tanks (40 mb) in just few seconds. Updates are super fast too.
Even my 2 Mbps WiFi doesn't go so fast.

Its a good thing but I am trying to figure out why not on PC or Browser but only in Play Store?

Any guesses?
It's possible that you're reading different measurements. Remember the difference between a B and a b. A B is byte. A b is a bit. A byte is 8 bits. Speeds are typically measured in amounts of bits, not bytes. Thus, one thing might give you a measurement in Kb or Mb, and something else might be measured in KB or MB.
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It's possible that you're reading different measurements. Remember the difference between a B and a b. A B is byte. A b is a bit. A byte is 8 bits. Speeds are typically measured in amounts of bits, not bytes. Thus, one thing might give you a measurement in Kb or Mb, and something else might be measured in KB or MB.
Nope there is no question of measurements....

I know this is very unusual and thats what im trying to figure out...

I guess I would have to post video regarding this.... besides other phones camera how do you record onscreen activity of mobile?
 
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Hi
So I was trying to record speed using android dev kit and when downloading it I was getting 3 - 4 mbps.

So I'm getting high speeds from google servers as ADK and play store apps are on those servers...

Can someone plz explain it further?
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