Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 17:47 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ah yes, why not? The last time we did this, it was March 2011, so it's been almost a year since we offered a little insight into what kind of operating systems and browsers you, dear readers, are using. Nothing particularly earth-shattering going on here.
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Mobile Browsers
by zlynx on Fri 6th Jan 2012 23:21 UTC
zlynx
Member since:
2005-07-20

The low level of mobile browser reporting might be because of how weird the mobile version of OSnews is.

I read it there occasionally but if I want to post a comment I have to use a spoofed non-mobile user agent. The mobile comment posting just doesn't work for me.

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RE: Mobile Browsers
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2012 00:15 in reply to "Mobile Browsers"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The low level of mobile browser reporting might be because of how weird the mobile version of OSnews is.

I read it there occasionally but if I want to post a comment I have to use a spoofed non-mobile user agent. The mobile comment posting just doesn't work for me.


Android, iOS, WP7, etc. get the full OSNews. Only non-capable browsers get the true mobile version of OSNews, but even there there's an opt-out link at the bottom to load the full page instead.

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RE[2]: Mobile Browsers
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 7th Jan 2012 02:01 in reply to "RE: Mobile Browsers"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You keep saying that, but my Android phone running Cyanogenmod which is pretty close to stock Android has never gotten the full site by default. Furthermore, its a pain in the but to hit the opt out link every time ( its supposed to stay full for a month, but never more than a browser session).

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RE[2]: Mobile Browsers
by zlynx on Sat 7th Jan 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE: Mobile Browsers"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

I went to try it and it loaded the mobile site. Then I realized that the bookmark I'd used was set to mobile.osnews.com back from when I'd started using this phone.

Once I loaded osnews.com by typing it in, it did load the full site. I wonder when that changed.

Thanks Thom.

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RE[2]: Mobile Browsers
by BushLin on Sun 8th Jan 2012 05:44 in reply to "RE: Mobile Browsers"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

I browse OSNews using Opera Mobile on Symbian^3 and it operates just fine. The site initially loaded in it's mobile form, however opting out was a pretty obvious and simple option.

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