Dolphin serving up mobile version of Engadget...General


  1. dave1812

    dave1812 Well-Known Member

    when set to Desktop. Don't have this issue on Nexus 7.

    I don't get the mobile only-version of other pages. issue seems confined to Engadget. deleted/reinstalled Dolphin. same issue.

    ideas?

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  2. Satires

    Satires Well-Known Member

    I don't know what causes it, but it's happened with a few sites I was on as well.
  3. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    Are you sure that you are loading www.engadget.com and not m.engadget.com?

    It's very possible that Engadget's site is ignoring the user agent and determining that since you are on Android, you get the mobile version.

    (Though I should note that on my Droid 3 - still Gingerbread 2.3.4 - with the Dolphin Jetpack also loaded, I changed the user agent to desktop, went back to the address bar, typed out www.engadget.com, and the desktop version was served.)
  4. dave1812

    dave1812 Well-Known Member

    since I did a reset recently (losing all of my bookmarks for dolphin) , i googled engadget. clicked on engadget in the search results. what opens is always "m.engadget.com". I can't recall if this happened in the past, but clearing the cache, cookies, etc, hasn't helped.

    typing out the full URL: "www.engadget.com" gives me the mobile version. very strange, since it works fine on my tablet with Jelly Bean, and the SAME version of Dolphin! I thought that using User Agent set to Desktop was pretty foolproof.
  5. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    If you do not reset the user agent in Dolphin, and leave it at the default, a call to engadget will allow them to see that you are using a mobile device and they redirect you to m.engadget.com automatically. Again, though, after resetting the user agent on the D3, I was able to get the full version by typing out the URL (if I just changed and reloaded, it kept me on the mobile site, as it just reloaded m.engadget.com.) You could *try* wiping the cache after changing the setting and then reentering the full URL, but it would appear that Engadget is now ignoring Dolphin's user agent if you are on ICS. I'd contact Engadget and see if that is something they are willing to change.
  6. dave1812

    dave1812 Well-Known Member


    I already did those things: user agent, wiped EVERYTHING in Dolphin, and finally reinstalled it. I'm giving up now.

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