Archive for July 2017

Image Compression and Acceleration Potential for E-Commerce Sites

Ecommerce image compression potential

E-commerce sites know that load speed = sales. Users of e-commerce sites frequently abandon if the page they request fails to load quickly. Oversized images are the leading cause of slow loading time. And image compression is a great solution. Image Compression Testing We wanted to know how much potential existed on e-commerce sites if they compressed and accelerated their images for mobile devices. We evaluated 314 e-commerce sites. On average, the pages we studied had 20 images on them. The original image payload on that single page was 1.3 Mb. Then, we used the ImageEngine Test to evaluate the […]

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Smartphone Screen Size Trend

Shifts in Screen Size Trend Anyone who has purchased a mobile phone in the last decade has marveled at the reversal in trends when it comes to size. Long gone are the days when Nokia dominated the feature phone market and smaller meant better. Anyone remember the Nokia 8210? Of course, that was before mobile web browsing was a feasible or enjoyable experience. Today, manufacturers are slowly but surely increasing smartphone sizes to accommodate bigger, high resolution screens. Smartphone Screen Sizes Continue to Grow MOVR research data shows that larger screen sizes smartphones have dominated the market. The 5.5 to 6” […]

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Tablet Screen Size Trend

The tablet screen size trend is different than smartphones. With smartphones, we see a clear trend that bigger is better – with 59% of the market over 5 inches in diagonal screen size. Two Tablet Groups: Full Size and Mini Two screen sizes segments clearly emerge from the tablet group: 1) full-size, larger tablets (over 9″ diagonal screen size), and 2) smaller “mini” tablets (less than 9″ diagonal screen size). The full size segment is the largest market. In particular, the full-size 9.5 to 10” segment has grown from 46.6% in 2017 to 53.6% in 2017 Q2. The largest sizes […]

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Smartphone vs Tablet Orientation: Who’s Using What?

Screen Orientation by Size

Smartphones and Tablets have become a part of our everyday lives, but how are they typically held and used? People use both Portrait and Landscape orientation to conduct their everyday tasks such as watching a video, taking a picture or even browsing the internet from their device. Why is this important? Ultimately, what we need is versatility among the tablets and smartphones of today and tomorrow. We need websites that can predict and that adapt to a user’s orientation. In the MOVR 2017 Q2 report, we have updated a study that measures the orientation at the time we detect the […]

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What is Device Detection?

How Device Detection Works

Have you ever wondered how the model and characteristics of your phone, TV, or computer are being analyzed and used? Well that’s device detection! It allows a website to create a page that’s optimized for a device model, browser, and operating system. Using device detection, websites can ensure a great user experience and improve performance. User-agent strings Device detection analyzes the user agent (UA) string sent by the browser. UAs help identify what device is currently accessing the site. This can include browsers that are running email applications, app web views, operating systems and, most importantly, the device itself. UA strings […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 June 2017 Update

Samsung Galaxy S8 S8+

Samsung released positive financial results on July 7, 2017. They forecasted record earnings for the second quarter of 2017. A good portion of Samsung’s success came from their semiconductor unit. But they are also seeing a rebound in their smartphone business. The positive reception of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is driving the smartphone turnaround. The question is, how positive is this reception? Samsung Galaxy S8 is Now 30th Most Popular Smartphone We have previously tracked the S8 release here and here. With our MOVR  (Mobile Overview Report) data, we can analyze real-time usage information that shows the % of market share for […]

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