What are the most popular mobiles used by digital forensic examiners?
It’s an interesting question - assuming the average mobile phone examiner gets exposed to lots of different devices over the course of their duties, when it comes to choosing a mobile device of their own, what do they pick?
We’ve been playing with our website analytics package to see what useful information we could retrieve about our visitors. When it comes to niche markets I think we can safely say Micro Systemation is pretty niche; given that our market is extremely well focused on just one thing – digital forensics for mobile phones.
As our customer base tends to be dominated by law enforcement, government and military types; it makes for some interesting observations as to what our visitors personal mobile device preferences are?
We totally accept that this is not a particularly detailed scientific study and no doubt you can very easily argue why this information is not that representative – nevertheless it’s the holiday season (in the northern hemisphere) and we thought this subject was light-hearted and interesting enough topic to publish for your reading pleasure in your downtime.
So what are the dramatic conclusions we have come to; well it seems you really like the iPhone but Google is the real winner.
Not exactly shocking news but it turns out that the iPhone is the number one smartphone to visit our website, responsible for over 22% of our mobile visitors. This is quickly followed by the iPad soaking up another 16%. So between the two devices it seems that Apple accounts for around 38% of all our mobile visitors.
However Google's Android Operating System is responsible for a larger 45% of all of our mobile device operating system traffic!
What’s more interesting and curious perhaps, was the number 2 slot occupied by the mysterious ”Not Set”. The conspiracy theories abound about the causes of “Not Set” – do you all have access to super new beta versions of unidentifiable phones. Are all you using the latest Shanzhai clone phones running Android with false IMEIs or is it the case that you are all so surveillance conscious, that you have disabled the model identification on your devices?
We welcome your contributions as to possible causes of “Not Set”, as the more tedious and realistic answer that our analytics software is not that good, was too disappointing to consider.
Phone Forensic Examiners - Top 30
|Rank||Mobile Device Info||Operating System|
|4.||Samsung GT-I9000 Galaxy S||Android|
|6.||Sony Ericsson E15a Xperia X8||Android|
|7.||Huawei M860 Ascend||Android|
|8.||Samsung GT I9000T Galaxy S||Android|
|9.||HTC EVO 4G||Android|
|10.||Kyocera M6000 Zio||Android|
|12.||Motorola Moto MB300 Backflip||Android|
|13.||Samsung GT-S5570 Galaxy Mini||Android|
|14.||Sony Ericsson X10a Xperia X10||Android|
|16.||Apple iPod Touch||iOS|
|17.||Motorola i1 Opus One||Android|
|20.||Motorola MB525 DEFY||Android|
|21.||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Android|
|24.||Motorola A853 Milestone||Android|
|25.||RIM BlackBerry 9300 Curve 3G||BlackBerry|
|26.||Samsung GT i5700 Galaxy Spica||Android|
|27.||Samsung GT-I9100 Galaxy S II||Android|
|28.||Sony Ericsson E15i Xperia X8||Android|
|29.||Sony Ericsson LT15i Xperia Arc||Android|
|30.||HTC Desire HD||Android|
A final thought - by the middle of 2011 not one single Nokia device now appears in our Top 30!