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Definition of Mobile, How does Google define mobile?

     
3:17 pm on Apr 21, 2015 (gmt 0)

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1) So far no changes seen in U.S. EST thus far, but assume that roll-out will take time to manifest itself and will likely take many twists and turns as it is refined/debugged in real-time.

2) Have read that mobile includes tablets in some places, and in other places only smartphones. We actually do very well with tablets but are not smartphone-ready as yet. Does anyone have any inside information or link as to the definition of constitutes "mobile" in this new algo release?

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3:38 pm on Apr 21, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Google defines mobile as "smartphones."
4:03 pm on Apr 21, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Actually their FAQ state that this update won't affect tablets:
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5:43 pm on Apr 21, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Thank you. Several news sources apparently did not take this into account and stated that mobile included tablets. That is a relief for the short-term.
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That is a relief for the short-term.


@honestman focus on responsive nonetheless, also for tablets

(Today, tablet has less than 10% of the market)
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Yes, guggu2000, I agree.

Responsiveness all the way for all devices full speed-ahead (would have been there previously, but there are not a surplus of great designers with time on their hands at the moment or even previously due to obvious demand, and we do not off-shore).

The current site works very well with tablets, even better than the desktop/laptop!, while not at all well with smartphones as of yet, and smartphones require a quite different minimalist design to be effective in my field.
 

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