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The Physical Web is dead, long live the physical web

Launched in 2014, Google's Physical Web project promised much, but seems to have died a quiet death over the last few months. This post takes a look at what the technology promised, and the speed bumps it hit along the way that may ultimately prove to have derailed it.

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Measuring page weight

Measuring the weight of a web page used to be a simple matter of waiting for the page to finish loading, then adding up the size of its resources. This article will talk about ways to measure page weight in a world of mobile devices and rich app-like sites.

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Understanding web page weight

Page weight is the gravity of the web - a relentless downwards drag, ever present and utterly unavoidable. Understanding it is a critical aspect of a successful web strategy.

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Reducing page weight

This article summarizes the most common techniques that will help you keep your web pages light and lean, starting with image optimization, and closing off with a brief set of guidelines for the technical and non-technical alike.

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Viewport, resolution, screen size and DPI for the most popular smartphones

Knowing the exact specifications of a smartphone's screen allows you to better tailor and sculpt the experience for your users. We've listed the resolution, screen size, DPI and Viewport for 63 of the most popular smartphones in use in 2018.

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JavaScript server-side rendering with device detection

Server-side rendering (SSR) can solve some of the same challenges that frameworks face with mobile clients. You've already gone to the trouble of setting up a server-side solution, why not get everything you can out of it?

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How regularly do people upgrade their smartphones in 2018?

While most popular smartphones get an upgrade each year, not all users feel the need or benefit to upgrade annually. How often do people splash the cash on a newer model? We investigate our data to find the answer.

Mobile Web Intelligence Report 2018 - Assets

Below you'll find images and charts from the latest Q2 2018 Mobile Web Intelligence Report, so you can easily share and republish.

 

OS landscape shifts as Google & Apple bet on emerging markets

DeviceAtlas® has released its latest report exploring statistics for mobile device usage around the globe.

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Huawei - now the world's second largest smartphone producer

In July, Tech analysis group Canalys reported Huawei overtaking Apple to become the world's second largest smartphone vendor for Q2 2018. But where are they most popular?

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Chinese smartphones in the USA

Just how popular are Chinese smartphones in the USA in 2018, and did the recent trade restrictions imposed by US Government agencies on ZTE and Huawei have any impact?

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The most active bots on the web - 2018

For our latest dive into web traffic data, we looked at the numbers for H1 2018 to investigate the most active bots and crawlers on the web.

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Feature phones in the USA

Inspired by a tweet, we dug into our data to see just how active feature phones are in the USA, and which devices people favour in 2018.

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Targeting Android devices based on OS version

When developing a new mobile app, you need to decide which minimum API level to support. Screen size, hardware performance too - here's what you need to know.

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5 facts about the mobile landscape in Japan

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The evolving mobile landscape in India

The mobile market in India has changed a huge amount over the last year, but what's driving it? Which device replaced the iPhone 6 as the most used phone in India?

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5 facts about the mobile landscape in Argentina

We dig into our data to unearth facts and statistics about the 2018 mobile landscape in Argentina. What's the most popular device? Is Android dominating Apple in the battle of the vendors?

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5 facts about the mobile market in France

Facts about the mobile device landscape in France, based on our data from a network of partner sites for Q2 2018.

5 facts about the mobile market in Germany

With 69 million smartphone users in the country, Germany's mobile landscape is an important feature on Europe's device map. Here are five statistics about the Germany's use of devices in 2018.

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How the world's largest internet retailers approach mobile web performance

Mobile v Desktop - for an e-commerce site, ensuring both platforms engage and delight your customers is a key element to success. We looked at the top sites in the world, to see how they handle adaptive design and content optimization.

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