Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Nov 2006 19:25 UTC, submitted by JATF
Opera Software Opera Mini 3.0 was released today (get it here). Major new features include camera support, RSS feed reader, SSL and https support, content folding, and speed improvements. Screenshot here. Today we also celebrate here at OSNews the first hits of the Opera-based Wii browser (via a proxy hack to allow generic web browsing) and the Sony PS3 browser. We would be grateful if you could snap a picture of your TV with your gaming console rendering OSNews and send us an email with it or post a link below.
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user agents
by Eugenia on Tue 28th Nov 2006 19:41 UTC
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

User agents of the browsers discussed in the article:

Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/3.0.6306/1528; es; U; ssr) (the build numbers are changing a lot, as Opera Software is releasing new sub-versions frequently)

Opera/9.00 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 1038-58; Wii Shop Channel/1.0; en)

Mozilla/5.0 (PLAYSTATION 3; 1.00)

If you want to autodetect these browsers, you just try to detect only some keywords, in this case: "Opera Mini", "Nintendo" and "Playstation".

Let me know if anyone has handy the user agents of the Opera-based gadgets Sony Mylo and Archos 604-Wifi browsers too. I can't get an answer from Opera Software's marketing dpt for those and I need them in order to autodetect them for osnews.com.

Edited 2006-11-28 19:45

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RE: user agents
by jeremywc on Tue 28th Nov 2006 21:27 in reply to "user agents"
jeremywc Member since:
2005-08-02

Has Opera for the Wii been released to the public anywhere? I know it's still not available in the States. I just did a system update on my Wii and checked the Shopping Channel, no dice. ;)

Edited 2006-11-28 21:27

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RE[2]: user agents
by ormandj on Tue 28th Nov 2006 21:29 in reply to "RE: user agents"
ormandj Member since:
2005-10-09

No. It will be released when you see it on the shopping channel.

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RE[2]: user agents
by Eugenia on Tue 28th Nov 2006 21:30 in reply to "RE: user agents"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

You would have the answer if you had read my news item closely.

The current browser for the "Shop Channel" of Wii is Opera-based, but it's a wall garden. It does not allow generic web browsing. To enable this you have to setup a proxy on a Linux machine somewhere at your local network, and tell Wii to use that proxy. When the Wii is trying to connect to the Nitendo Shop Channel, you would have setup the proxy to actually serve a different page, in this case a portal page you created, or google.com. Then, via either google or your local portal page you can visit other web pages except nintendo's. There are 2-3 videos about this on YouTube showing how-to.

The full Opera browser for the Wii that will allow you to browse any page will come out in December.

Edited 2006-11-28 21:31

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RE: user agents
by brewin on Tue 28th Nov 2006 22:58 in reply to "user agents"
brewin Member since:
2005-06-30

Mozilla/5.0 (PLAYSTATION 3; 1.00)

The PS3's user agent string is cloaked. The PS3 really uses a version of NetFront.

Edited 2006-11-28 23:02

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RE[2]: user agents
by Eugenia on Tue 28th Nov 2006 22:59 in reply to "RE: user agents"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I know that it uses Netfront. So it's the PSP. But that's the user agent they have configured Netfront to use.

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RE: user agents
by Eugenia on Wed 29th Nov 2006 00:36 in reply to "user agents"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I found Mylo's user agent:
Opera/8.02 (Qt embedded; Linux armv4ll; U) [ja] SONY/COM1
As far as autodetection is concerned, the keywords here are "Qt Embedded" and "armv".

Now I only need to find Archos' 604-Wifi.

Edited 2006-11-29 00:49

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