2016: DeviceAtlas blog year in review
With 2016 coming to an end, it’s the perfect time for a short summary giving you an overview of what we talked about on the DeviceAtlas blog. In 2016 many companies focused on getting a better understanding of user devices which is what made this year really great for DeviceAtlas and for the mobile world. This year we were also thrilled to see DeviceAtlas mentioned by some of the largest tech media outlets. Here are some highlights from this year.
Most popular smartphone makers in 2016
While there are only several smartphone makers recognized globally, the overall number of unique phone brands actively used is massive. Just to give you an idea, in Q3 2016 in the USA alone, there were 281 unique mobile device manufacturers whose devices were used for web browsing in that period! In this post, we take a closer look at the most used smartphone makers in 2016 based on website visits.
The most used smartphone screen resolutions in 2016
While a higher screen resolution doesn't necessarily mean better quality, smartphone makers keep adding pixels to their flagship models, for which QHD (1440 x 2560) is now basically standard. Here are the latest stats showing which smartphone screen resolutions are the most popular in 2016 based on real web traffic.
Top 5 most popular smartphones across the globe in 2016
We’ve got the latest statistics on the most popular smartphones in different countries based on the amount of web traffic these phones generated in 2016. Check them out to learn which devices are the most used in your region, and for which devices you should optimize your content.
Are there more connected devices than ever?
Today there are no technical limitations in terms of making devices connected. Internet access can be applied anywhere, from cars, to fridges, to rice cookers, and it doesn’t cost a fortune to make it happen. Does that mean we have more connected devices than ever before?
Android vs iOS market share in 2015
Smartphones using Firefox OS, Sailfish OS, or Ubuntu OS are generally available but purchasing them may not be an easy task. Today the mobile world is entirely dominated by Android and iOS. Check out the latest statistics which focus on comparing iOS vs Android during the whole of 2015. The stats are based on website visits from mobile devices.
5 Facts About The Mobile Market In Ireland
Every year on March 17, Ireland is in the spotlight in every corner of the planet. This year at DeviceAtlas we celebrate St. Paddy’s day by sharing some exciting statistics on the mobile market in Ireland based on website visits tracked by our device detection solution.