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New Mobile Browser Monitoring Devices including Android

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Dotcom-Monitor has added a number of additional mobile devices to our mobile browser monitoring platform.  The updated list of devices includes:

 

iPhone 4 Google Nexus 4 HTC Evo
iPhone 5 Google Nexus 5 HTC One X
iPhone 6 Google Nexus S HTC Sensation
iPhone 6 plus Google Nexus 7 Motorola Defy
iPod Touch 4 Google Nexus 7 2 Motorola Droid 3
iPod Touch 5 Google Nexus 10 Motorola Xoom
iPad 1 Samsung Galaxy Note Sony Xperia S
iPad 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Sony Xperia Z
iPad 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Amazon Kindle Fire
iPad 4 Samsung Galaxy S Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
iPad Mini Samsung Galaxy S3 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8
Samsung Galaxy S4 Nokia Lumia 8XX
Samsung Galaxy Tab BlackBerry Z10
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 BlackBerry Z30
BlackBerry PlayBook

The system emulates these devices in the same way that Google Chrome developer tools emulates each device. To view this, open a web page in chrome, and press the f12 key or click the settings menu, more tools, developer tools. Once the elements tab has loaded at the bottom of your browser, click the phone icon on the left side of the elements panel to view the page on different mobile devices.

 

Mobile monitoring focuses on monitoring the website elements to ensure they load as expected within the mobile browser screen size and resolution. It does not take into account the speed of the underlying hardware (CPU, RAM, etc…) or the type of network a mobile device may be connected to (such as 3G, lte, wifi etc…).

Based upon the user agent information of the browser, the website is rendered within the dimensions of the device screen at the proper pixel scale ratio for that device.  As each device runs different operating systems, and different browsers based upon different webkits, it is recommended that you monitor a website using several different mobile browser monitoring devices to ensure optimal user experience across the range of devices.

You can create a BrowserView Task to monitor web page performance emulating dozens of different mobile devices running the following operating systems:

iOS
Android
Amazon KFTHWI
Windows Phone 8
BB10
RIM Tablet OS

(Note that various devices can run different versions of operating systems, and they can be upgraded at any time, so while this process covers a majority of the spectrum, we cannot guarantee every revision of the software is represented.)

Mobile browser monitoring on these operating systems now includes the following web page rendering engines:
AppleWebKit/525.10
AppleWebKit/530.17
AppleWebKit/533.1
AppleWebKit/533.17.9
AppleWebKit/534.30
AppleWebKit/535.19
AppleWebKit/536.2+
AppleWebKit/537.10+
AppleWebKit/537.36
AppleWebKit/537.51.1
AppleWebKit/600.1.3
Trident/6.0 IEMobile/10.0
A complete list of User Agents we can monitor on mobile platforms can be found on our Knowledge Base under Mobile Browser Emulation.

 

Most modern browsers run on a variant of WebKit, KHTML and Applewebkit while Firefox uses Gecko and IEMobile is based upon the Trident layout engine.

As mobile web browsing continues to become more common, many websites serve up separate mobile versions of the site that fit better and scale properly to the size of the mobile device.  In these cases it is critical that you monitor both your main website and the mobile version because they actually display different elements on the page.

Sign up for a free trial now, to see how your website loads on a number of different mobile devices.


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