System, method, and computer-readable medium for user equipment decision-making criteria for connectivity and handover

  • US 9,648,557 B2
  • Filed: 10/04/2014
  • Issued: 05/09/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a mobile device comprising:

  • connecting to a WIFI network and a cellular network;

    displaying an indication of availability of the WIFI network and the cellular network;

    accessing data through the WIFI network in response to an application request from an application executing on the mobile device;

    detecting a first condition indicative of a quality of the WIFI network;

    detecting, in response to a subsequent application request and before or at a time of receiving a response to the subsequent application request, a second condition indicative of a time responsiveness of the WIFI network;

    evaluating user settings, wherein the user settings include a roaming rule, a connectivity rule, and an application profile of the application;

    in response to detecting the first condition and the second condition and evaluating the user settings, determining a time responsiveness of the cellular network; and

    based on the detected first condition and detected second condition, the evaluated user settings, the time responsiveness of the cellular network, and the application executing on the mobile device, sending the subsequent application request through the cellular network in response to the application request executing on the mobile device, wherein requests from another application executing on the mobile device continue to access data through the WIFI network.

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