Total:6,835 million mobile subscriptions world-wide2,096 million mobile broadband subscriptions http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing-tools/latest-mobile-stats/a#smartphonepenetration
http://www.agof.de/download/Downloads_Mobile_Facts/Downloads_Mobile_Facts_2013/Downloads_Mobile_Facts_2013_III/mf%202013-III%20AGOF_mobile_facts_2013-III.pdfBild has 15 mill UU (26%)Spiegel und Die Welt 11 Mill UUFocus ca. 12ca (30%)
GD was born out of the necessity to deal with different browsers but quickly adapted to deal with form factors.
Mobile browsers have to download the full page and have to peel away at the HTML and pictures based on browser capabilities -> slow experience.Interesting links:http://gigaom.com/2012/05/23/the-growing-epidemic-of-page-bloat/http://www.keynote.com/keynote_competitive_research/performance_indices/mobile/retail/index.htmlhttp://httparchive.org/trends.php
The exact opposite. Start with the smallest common denominator and then enhance the experience.E.g. touch which is now used on desktops as wellBasic premise behind mobile first!