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Web performance qualms make the news again

A recent article published on The Verge has yet again raised the question of web performance. In this article the author suggests that lack of browser diversity on iOS is one of the root causes of this mobile web performance issue. As many pundits have noted, ourselves included, there is deep irony in a notoriously bloated website such as The Verge making this complaint.

USB-C in smartphones and other upcoming features

Here at DeviceAtlas we follow all the latest smartphone news so that we can update our immense device database. We pay particular attention to new smartphone features and characteristics that may change the way we use mobile devices. Here is a quick round-up of some of the new features that may improve our devices in the near future.

DeviceAtlas Granted Patent on Device Detection Accuracy Method

DeviceAtlas Granted Patent on Device Detection Accuracy Method

DeviceAtlas has been granted US patent number 9,043,289 B2 on a new method for deriving the most accurate device identification results from multiple data sources.

Most popular smartphone screen resolutions 2015

Most popular smartphone screen resolutions in 2015

The DeviceAtlas team dug a little deeper to provide you with the most recent statistics on the most popular physical screen resolutions, and CSS pixel resolutions across some selected local markets.

DeviceAtlas API now supports Node.js

Today we’re announcing that JavaScript developers can easily implement the world’s leading device detection solution utilizing the updated API that now supports Node.js environment. Node.js is available for Enterprise customers deploying DeviceAtlas locally.

SpotXchange

SpotXchange Chooses DeviceAtlas to Target Ads to Specific Devices

Afilias today announced that the SpotXchange video ad platform has chosen DeviceAtlas as its device intelligence provider. DeviceAtlas is now powering all of SpotXchange’s video ad requests ensuring that the right ads are delivered to the right audience, and campaign statistics are available at a device level. Increasing device fragmentation has made for a new online landscape in which users can access video content on a myriad of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, and smart TVs. These devices vary greatly in terms of screen sizes, network connectivity, input methods, user contexts, and user post

Lollipop Android

Why Android Lollipop Uptake Sucks

Android Lollipop adoption has been particularly slow over the past nine months. The DeviceAtlas team have dug a little deeper and uncovered some interesting statistics based on traffic to thousands of DeviceAtlas powered websites.

Google Brillo and Weave

5 Ways Google Brillo Can Change The Device Landscape

Announced at Google I/O on 28 April, Brillo and Weave will become the basis for the new Internet of Things platform. Brillo is basically a lightweight, stripped down version of Android, while Weave provides a protocol for devices to communicate.

Download The Latest Mobile Traffic Report (Q1 2015)

The latest mobile traffic report is available for downloads. In the Q1 2015 issue we covered many interesting statistics including most popular vendors, operating systems, screen sizes, and much more.

Which types of devices have browsers?

While ‘connected’ devices used to be mainly PCs, today this category is much more diverse and runs the gamut from mobile phones, to tablets and desktops.

Device Detection Buying Guide

Download a Device Detection Buying Guide

Here's a short paper that will guide you through the process of evaluating and selecting the right device detection supplier.

A Google mobile-friendly test

A 100MB website is mobile-friendly, according to Google

Have you used Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test tool? If yes, you should know that this tool does not analyse every aspect of the website and therefore the test result is less important than you might think. Even if your website scored ‘Awesome!’ in the test some optimization might be required.

The most popular smartphones

Most popular smartphones for web browsing in Q1 2015

Most new smartphones are well covered by the mobile technology-focused media but only some of them are recognizable for the mass audience. Here are the Q1 2015 statistics on the most popular smartphones.

Which areas can you see improve using device detection? [survey]

In a recent survey, we asked DeviceAtlas customers to share their reasons for implementing device detection and the outcomes of this choice. Here you can see some very interesting and inspiring answers that shed some light on how businesses are navigating today's complex device landscape.

Building a device database and User Agent strings

Building and maintaining your own device database is a time-consuming effort, given that each entry in the base must include not just device’s name and detailed characteristics, but, most importantly, the User Agent string header. Read on to learn what User Agent strings are used for and how they're created.

Device Map

Device Map catches media attention at MWC 2015

As you may know, DeviceAtlas had a presence at MWC 2015 where we had many inspiring conversations relating to our products and the mobile industry.

Adaptive Web Design examples

10 great examples of adaptive web design

Adaptive web design (AWD) is one of the techniques of addressing mobile visitors optimizing their experience on smaller screens. While RWD might seem a standard approach today, for some websites going adaptive gives more flexibility in adjusting the content to suit mobile users and maximize revenues from mobile sources. Here are 10 inspiring adaptive web design examples.

Mobile friendly algorithm update

Are you ready for the mobile-friendly search algorithm update?

Google search engine algorithm will increase the weighting for mobile-friendliness for search rankings starting April 21 next. Websites offering below-par mobile optimization will experience a drop in search traffic from mobile sources. Read on to learn more about the upcoming algorithm update.

What we discovered at Mobile World Congress 2015

Attending industry shows like Mobile World Congress is a great way to follow the latest trends in the mobile technology world. This kind of insight helps us work on the quality of DeviceAtlas device detection and intelligence. Have a look at what we discovered at Mobile World Congress 2015 held last week in Barcelona.

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