1/15/2020 3:13 PM
Client Hints: User Agent v2
Chromium proposal to use client hints in parallel with diminished User-Agent headers
Chromium – the web browser stewarded by Google - have announced a plan to diminish the role of the HTTP User-Agent header in future versions of Chromium during 2020. While the engineering arguments for the change make some sense, the replacement solution – client hints – is far from proven, and details remain unclear. The proposal is yet to be agreed, and is just that, a proposal.
8/22/2019 1:30 PM
Missing iPad tablet web traffic?
Fix mobile decrease as iOS13 rolls out
iPadOS 13 arrives on iPad in September. During the days that follow web analytics tools - like Google Analytics - will indicate single digital percentage changes in device splits with desktop increasing, and tablet decreasing.
The change is a consequence of Apple's drive for a supposed improved web browsing experience and tracking prevention.
10/2/2018 12:59 PM
51Degrees User Agent Analysis Oct 2018 - New Apples on the Block
51Degrees shares popular User Agent examples including iPhone XS/XS Max
This blog shares the latest 51Degrees User-Agent Analysis including User-Agent examples from the latest Smartphones and Tablets. Currently, we have over 51,000 device models in our database.
6/14/2018 2:16 PM
51Degrees User Agent Analysis - June 2018
Popular User Agents detected including Smartphones, MediaHubs and Consoles
This blog shares the latest 51Degrees User Agent Analysis including User Agent examples from Smartphones, MediaHubs and Consoles. Currently, we have over 50,000 device models in our database.
4/24/2018 9:53 AM
51Degrees User Agent Analysis
Popular User Agents detected since January 2018
We look at a sample of popular User-Agents that we have detected since the beginning of January, containing a lot of the well-known devices that were launched at or after Mobile World Congress 2018.
7/6/2017 2:07 PM
51Degrees Detects User-Agents For New OnePlus 5 Smartphone
OnePlus 5 was launched on 27th June 2017
OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, founded in December 2013. Their latest flagship, OnePlus 5, was launched on 27th June 2017. This blog shares a User-Agent example detected by 51Degrees Intelligence Solution.
5/15/2017 9:58 AM
Detect Apple iPhone Model Numbers and User-Agents
51Degrees property: HardwareModelVariants
We recently touched on model numbers within Android User-Agent strings for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This week we look closer at User-Agent strings for the Apple iPhone 7.
3/24/2016 9:25 AM
Sony PS Vita Browser Detection
Correctly identifying tricky user agents
This week we have been looking at the browser detection for the Sony PS Vita. We've found that on occasion two different browsers can use the same user agent, ultimately proving that you need the advanced user agent parsing that 51Degrees provides in order to correctly identify all device ID combinations.
3/7/2016 2:00 PM
Enhance Conference and the User-Agent
Misconceptions concerning User-Agents are limiting the possibilities
Friday 4th March 2016 saw 180 web professionals all with an interest in progressive enhancement assemble in London for a one day conference organised by Simon McManus.
"The Web is the most hostile software engineering environment imaginable." - Douglas Crockford
I continue to be amazed at how the humble User-Agent is misunderstood. My purpose in writing this blog post is to reset some myths passed down from web professional to web professional over the years concerning User-Agents. This was typified in the debate and conversation I witnessed at Enhance Conference.
4/27/2015 11:00 AM
Tips for consumer electronic device vendors
How smartphone vendors can improve their customers digital experience
Every day consumer electronic vendors fuel the growing demand for smartphones, tablets and smartwatches by releasing new web enabled devices. From the mighty Apple iPhone and iPad to the relative smaller-scale like Gionee, Oppo and Fly, 51Degrees research their devices and enter the device specifications and other information into our database.
For many marketers it's essential to know how each device and platform is performing. 51Degrees provide a tool which aggregates usage information from over 3 billion unique web visits per month and shows vendors exactly how their models are performing by country and month. This information differs to sales figures and show real usage of the web.