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Bluetooth 5 Trends

May 11th, 2023

Bluetooth 5 extends battery life, provides greater bandwidth for communication, and allows a greater distance allowed between communicating devices. ScientiaMobile’s Mobile Overview Report provides adoption trends for Bluetooth 5.

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Top Smartphones in Use: 2023 Q1

May 11th, 2023

iPhone 11 continues as the most popular smartphone in 2023 Q1, with 5.27% globally. This is down slightly from 2022 Q4. The iPhone 13 is in second place with 3.04% globally.

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Most Popular 5G Smartphones: 2023 Q1

May 11th, 2023

5G support among smartphones has grown from 15% in 2021 Q4 to 35% in 2023 Q1. 5G smartphones have definitely entered the mainstream, doubling in usage in less than 2 years.

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Update: User-Agent Client Hints Actual Results: 2023 Q1

May 8th, 2023

UPDATE: As of April 2023, Google stated it has enabled 10% of Android clients on version M110 and above. In real-world measurements, only 0.38% of observed mobile user agent strings were frozen.

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AVOD Advertising-Based Video On Demand and Device Detection

Feb 22nd, 2023

As more OTT providers embrace Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVOD) business model, device detection has become a key tool in any video platform’s arsenal. Device detection helps create an optimal viewing experience by providing detailed information about specific devices so that advertisers can target their ads in a much more efficient way.

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Phone Case Device Detection for Smartphone eCommerce

Feb 7th, 2023

A modern phone case ecommerce website needs two things: 1) a fast-loading site, and 2) phone case device detection that identifies smartphone models, including iPhones. Leading phone case vendor eCommerce websites use ScientiaMobile to optimize image images, load their site faster, and detect the exact smartphone model of customers.

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AV1 Codec Hardware Decode Adoption

Jan 23rd, 2023

AV1 is growing in popularity and receiving support at the software level. But as of the end of 2022, only 2.5% of smartphones have hardware decode support from their device’s chipset. WURFL device detection can help streaming platforms assess the adoption of codecs like HEVC and AV1 among their subscribers’ devices.

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Foldable Smartphone Adoption 2022

Dec 7th, 2022

How popular are foldable smartphones in 2022? We report on the top foldable smartphones. And which form factor is more popular – clamshell or booklet?

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Add Support for User-Agent Client Hints NOW!

Nov 29th, 2022

The User-Agent freeze has started on desktop Chrome and is expected to reach Android mobile devices during Q1 2023. To explain what is going on and to provide next steps to WURFL users, we have interviewed Sriram Sridharan – we call him Sri – Director of Mobile Data Analysis at ScientiaMobile.

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Is Your User-Agent Parser for Device Detection Not Working?

Sep 8th, 2022

If you use an open-source or home-grown user-agent parser (UA Parser) to identify devices, OS, browsers, or other device information, then
we have bad news. Your accuracy is poor, and freezing user-agent strings will make it worse. Time to switch to WURFL.js.

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