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16 mobile market statistics you should know in 2016

While smartphones are now firmly established as an integral part of our lives, the mobile world continues to change rapidly as new types of device, services and technologies come and go. It is of utmost importance for businesses to stay on top of the ever-changing mobile world. Here is a curated list of 16 most recent statistics which will help you better understand the state of today's mobile industry.

Connected devices

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

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.

Ireland mobile stats 2016

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.

What is device detection

What is device detection?

Sound understanding of user devices is critical in today’s online world where so many devices allow users to access websites. Using a device detection solution is the only way to acquire this knowledge in real time, and use it to drive business decisions. In this article we’ll explain what device detection really is. We’ll also explore some technical difficulties which make accurate detection so tricky.

Get the latest Mobile Web Report for Q4 2015

Looking for the latest statistics on mobile device usage? We’ve just released a new edition of our quarterly Mobile Web Report based on web traffic during Q4 2015. The new issue reveals various trends on the most popular operating systems, device vendors, device models, and many more. The main focus is comparing Android and iOS web traffic throughout the whole of 2015.

Mobile World Congress Mobile Is Everything

MWC 2016: Turning the spotlight on accessories

The world's largest mobile industry conference has come to an end. The DeviceAtlas team was present at MWC 2016 having many inspiring conversations about the ever-changing mobile device landscape. Here are some impressions from this year’s new product releases and announcements that everyone was talking about in Barcelona.

Phone upgrades

How often users upgrade their phones in different countries?

From the frequency of the updates to flagship products you may get the impression that people upgrade their smartphones quite regularly. However, the latest DeviceAtlas statistics based on website hits from mobile devices reveal that older phones are still getting a lot of usage.

HAProxy

DeviceAtlas Brings Device Awareness To HAProxy

DeviceAtlas, the market leader for device detection software, today announced the immediate availability of its device detection capabilities within HAProxy, the world’s most widely used load balancing and proxying solution.

Viewport sizes statistics

Most popular viewport size statistics for 2016

The stats on the most popular viewport sizes are particularly important for web designers who must take this data into consideration before making any decisions on the website design. Here at DeviceAtlas we know the characteristics of the most used phones today including their screen sizes, screen resolutions, and other features. Check out the latest statistics that will help you design websites in 2016.

How to optimize images for mobile with a little server-side magic

Websites are often bloated with heavy images which make browsing on-the-go a very disappointing experience. Web designers today must look for ways to optimize images so that they're quick to load on mobile and tablet devices. In this post we'll look into two methods to optimize images on your website.

DeviceAtlas patent

DeviceAtlas granted a new patent for device detection technology

DeviceAtlas has been granted a second U.S. patent in the area of device detection technology. Titled “Determining a property of a communication device,” the patent describes a way in which DeviceAtlas identifies properties of web-enabled devices through examining their User-Agent strings.

2015 year in review by DeviceAtlas Blog

2015 was a busy year for the mobile world especially in terms mobile web browsing. Here are some of the most notable articles from our blog covering news from the mobile industry and from the DeviceAtlas device detection solution.

UCBrowser

Alternative mobile browsers market share 2015

New smartphones come with a preinstalled mobile browser but users can decide to choose alternative browsers available through third-party developers. In this post we take a closer look at third-party mobile browsers’ popularity in 2015 based on DeviceAtlas statistics.

Myths

8 Myths About Mobile Optimization - download new whitepaper

Optimizing websites for mobile devices is no longer an extra but a necessity for all businesses. The question you should ask yourself is not ‘do I need a mobile-friendly site?’ but rather ‘how do I make my site mobile-friendly?’ Given that the web is full of mobile strategy guides, we decided to expose some of the most common myths about mobile optimization.

Increase Business with Mobile Web Analytics

This post is about mobile web analytics, and how you can use them to improve your business. When you start analyzing user data, you'll discover that mobile and desktop visitors have important differences.

Mobile traffic statistics

Get your copy of the new Mobile Traffic Report for Q3 2015

We've just released the latest edition of our quarterly Mobile Traffic Report covering Q3 2015. Download the report to learn about the latest trends in the mobile world. Be sure to check out this edition’s statistics on the most popular MNOs in selected countries based on website hits.

Windows Phone logo

Windows Phone market share in 2015

According to IDC sales statistics Android and iOS are the leaders in the smartphone world covering over 95% of the market. Windows Phone is the third largest mobile OS but its market share is much lower. Here are the most recent statistics for 2015 on the popularity of Windows Phone based on mobile web traffic.

DeviceAtlas device data embedded in Webtrends analytics solutions

Device intelligence from DeviceAtlas is now available to Webtrends customers

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