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Category archives: Device Landscape

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Growth of Chinese device manufacturers

New figures from industry analyst IDC show huge growth from Chinese handset manufacturers. According to IDC's report, better build quality and cheaper price points will hasten the decline of the feature phone market and usher in a global era of smartphone ownership. (Although it is still worth noting that feature phones accounted for about 45 percent of handsets sold last year.) For web developers, that means that the Android platform is likely to become even more important on the global stage, given that the open source OS is the platform of choice for Chinese handset manufacturers.

Why increasing device fragmentation is having a positive impact on mobile ad targeting

Cellphones, smartphones, phablets, tablets, e-readers, PCs, notebooks, games consoles, smartwatches, smartTVs, connected cars… there’s an ever-expanding array of Internet-enabled device types and vast numbers of them. Gartner predicts there will be 6.4 billion connected devices used in 2016. This device diversity should not be seen as a barrier to mobile advertising, but rather as an opportunity to achieve better targeted ads.

Apple v Samsung?

Beyond Apple v Samsung: Smartphone market grows in line with device manufacturer competition

Strategy Analytics released their latest handset shipments data last week. One of the key findings was that Apple's market share continues to be challenged by Android based handsets. This is something that is echoed in DeviceAtlas' index of device traffic, which combines data from dotMobi's DeviceAtlas device detection solution and dotMobi's global network of goMobi websites to measure which handsets are actually being used to access web content on tablets and phones. We have stressed that this is device usage data and not the same thing as device shipment data, but it is interesting nonetheless to compare these metrics.

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A week with Windows Phone 8

dotMobi CTO Ronan Cremin spends some time with the Lumia 1020, the current Nokia flagship device.

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Mobile and privacy: a contradiction in terms?

Over on mobiForge, a report on privacy issues through the prism of the mobile services we use today. Our mobile devices are with us 24 hours, 7 days a week. Even when we are sleeping. We look at how your privacy is handled by the three main communication layers that your smartphone works on:

Firefox OS

Firefox OS imminent launch

We have been tracking the emergence of Mozilla OS over on our sister site MobiForge. With the OS due to launch in several markets shortly, this article takes a look at the potential impact FIrefox OS could have in the marketplace. Head over to mobiForge to check it out.

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