Android OS not supported on website


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  1. eghosh

    eghosh New Member This Topic's Starter

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    When trying to access some websites from HTC hero phone I get the following:
    sorry but only the following operating systems are supported at this time: Microsoft Windows XP Vista Apple mac Please check soon for support for other operating systems.

    Is there a workaround to view these sites using HTC hero?
     

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  2. troyboytn

    troyboytn Well-Known Member

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    are you running the browser in mobile mode? if not try the sites in standard desktop mode or vice versa. just an idea....cant hurt to try
     
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    eghosh New Member This Topic's Starter

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    How to run it in standard desktop mode from HTC hero?
     
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    troyboytn Well-Known Member

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    while in the browser go to menu>more>settings>and uncheck mobile view. this will show pages in full desktop view as you would see on your pc. the only drawback is that it might take pages a bit longer to load
     
  5. natrixgli

    natrixgli Active Member

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    Welcome to the world of Linux. Get used to it. I've been using Linux as my only OS for over 5 years now. It's a lot better than it used to be, but ActiveX still has it's grubby tentacles in a lot of lazy developers' websites.


    -n8
     
  6. eghosh

    eghosh New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does this mean that I will not be able to view these websites because Android is Linux. I tried to use the desktop mode for browser but did not work. Any suggestion is appreciated.
    Can I use another browser on HTC Hero that supports flash and Active X?
     
  7. natrixgli

    natrixgli Active Member

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    It's not so much that it IS Linux as that it's NOT Windows. And no, ActiveX only runs on Windows / Internet Explorer. If the site requires it, I'm afraid you're SOL.

    Like I said, it's all about lazy developers taking shortcuts and taking Microsoft's market share for granted.

    -n8
     

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