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How GA define device categoryfrom user?

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Dear All,

 

I've asked about Device category in GA report. How GA define the user device into 3 type device (Mobile, Tablet and Desktop)? because in my report, tablet traffic almost as big as device traffic. is it cuased by responsive web design of my site?

 

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How GA define device categoryfrom user?

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The device category is obtained from information contained in the browsers 'user agent' string. It should be very robust data. You can further confirm this by drilling down into your tablet segment and checking out screen size, operating system etc.

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Thanks Jhon for your fast respons.

i've checked screen resolution from 3 device (dekstop mobile and tablet). but i haven't found specific measurement for classification type of device. is it mean GA not use screen resolution to classify the device category?

 

 

How GA define device category from user?

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Sorry, I was not clear. I just meant that you could use those additional dimensions to verify that your tablet data is, infact, from tablets. See my example below, for example:

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Okay, thanks for your explanation Jhon, i will do it soon and try explore the data

 

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Musliman Somantri