Gzipping files on the fly part 1.

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Today we wanted to test ways, to optimize the download of files to android phones.
The first way we tried, is the most obvious method of using a little less of everything (bandwith, battery, cpu, backlight, time? etc), compression.

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But what about speed? Is it worth to sacrifice the app's speed for using less bandwith? How much slower is compressing/decompressing files on a phone anyway?
Read on to find out.

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