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Android Attack 2016 - Infographic

By Richard Uren in Infographics

We’ve dug deep into the history vault to grind out some juicy stats about android devices. In this installment we’re comparing Android devices from 2014, 2015 and early 2016. Samsung still rules the Android roost and small screen sizes are on the way out. Enjoy, Cheers, Richard

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Monster Update – Detection for the Internet of Everything

By Richard Uren in Release

This week we’ve released a major update to Handset Detection with a fully customizable white label portal, new pricing plans and, most importantly, the final round of API v4 updates for Cloud and Ultimate detection. Lets break each of these down to see how they work. White Label Customers on Business and higher level plans will now be able to create and manage their own white label portal. Change colours, add your own branding, maintain your own customers, add custom javascript and create your own (remotely loaded) pages.

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API v4 Released for Express Detection

By Richard Uren in Release

Today we’re thrilled to announce the latest release of our detection software for clients using Express Detection (Javascript). Version 4 contains a major rewrite of our detection engine, faster performance and higher accuracy in cases where HTTP headers do not uniquely identify a device. It also lays the ground work for a range of features we have heading your way shortly. To take advantage of v4 high accuracy you will need to adjust your scripts.

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Android in Vietnam - Infographic

By Richard Uren in Infographics

I find the Asian device market, and emerging markets in general, fascinating. By and large they’ve skipped the desktop and gone straight to mobile devices. In this infographic we take a look at Android in Vietnam. Nokia has excellent traction here with its Nokia X and Nokia XL devices, Samsung isn’t far behind, but has a much greater device diversity (which we had to trim from the models section for brevity).

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Site changes and support over the New Year

By Richard Uren in Support

Just a quick note to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The office will be closed from Friday December 21, 2014 to Sunday January 7, 2015. We’ll be back and into things on January 8th. If you need support during this time then please use our shiny new support system that went live today either via the hello@handsetdetection.com email address or via the support widget from the website.

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Android in Germany for Octoberfest (Infographic)

By Richard Uren in Interesting

We’ve had the elves hard at work here on assembling another awesome infographic - This one is for Germany, on Android stats collated for October 2014. Interesting 4″ to 5″ screens dominate the market with Samsung devices being the clear choice for Android users. Enjoy 🙂 Cheers Richard

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Android in the USA – Trick or Treat ? (Infographic)

By Richard Uren in Android

Android, Trick or Treat ? 🙂 We’ve assembled the numbers on Android in the USA for our October 2014 wrap up. Once again Samsung are dominating the vendor wars. Screen size wise the 4.5 to 5.o inch devices are getting most of the love. Want to see something special in the stats ? Let us know below. Cheers Richard

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Android in India – Emerging Markets Update (Infographic)

By Richard Uren in Infographics

We’re back this month with another Android infographic for September 2014. This time we’re tackling Android in India. Massive Android diversity is the key takeaway from this infographic. While Samsung maintains a dominant market position no single device holds more than 2.8% of the market. Also, common to many emerging markets, we see a proliferation of budget Android devices still hitting the market using Android 2.3. While tablet usage is on the rise, growth in the 4″ to 5″ handset market is outpacing it.

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Mobile vs Tablet : And the winner is ? (Infographic)

By Richard Uren in Mobile News

We’ve taken a step back on our usual info graphics and this month combined stats from Statista with our own usage insights. So, without further ado here are the latest mobile and tablet growth statistics for 2014. One important note with how we’ve charted the breakdown : Both segments, tablet and handset, are increasing however what we’re examining is the relative difference between the segments. Fluctuations may be due to phones being on contract cycles with carriers, consumer reluctance to upgrade tablets as aggressively as phones or other local economic factors.

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New Site Goes Live

By Richard Uren in Release

Today we launch our new website. I hope you like it. Previously we were using a static site that was closely tied to our web app and a blog using WordPress. Publishing updates to the static pages was a slow process as we had to push those pages through the same release process as the app. So today we’ve separated them out. Hooray 🙂 We choose WordPress as our CMS of choice.

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