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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RE[2]: Mobile Browsers
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 7th Jan 2012 02:01 UTC 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[3]: Mobile Browsers
by galvanash on Sat 7th Jan 2012 05:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Mobile Browsers"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

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).


Android devices are notoriously hard to detect correctly. Some include the "mobile" identifier and some don't (although it is getting much better as most new ones identify as "Mobile Safari" compatible). I expect what is happening is your browser's UA string does include the mobile flag, but for some reason is not being parsed as an Android device (and thus gets the mobile site by default). I would check to see what your User Agent string actually is:

http://whatsmyuseragent.com/

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RE[4]: Mobile Browsers
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 7th Jan 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Mobile Browsers"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

It has "Android" as its user agent. It shouldn't be that diffucult to detect if you want to.

Of course, Thom, David and Co, don't get me wrong I get that you're all short on time and money and I appreciate the fact that you are able to provide the service as it is. But, it really isn't detecting Android browsers correctly. If you have the time, energy and resources to fix it great! If not, no worries. I'm more than happy to use it as is.

Just don't take the stats too seriously to make an inference as to the popularity of mobile devices.

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RE[4]: Mobile Browsers
by lucas_maximus on Sat 7th Jan 2012 18:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Mobile Browsers"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Using WURFL or similar server side libraries would prevent this.

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