General Mobile version or full website?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by T-Mac, May 3, 2010.

  1. T-Mac

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    I've noticed some websites automatically route to the mobile version, while others go to the full site. Is there rhyme or reason to how this works and is it user controllable?

    Which do most people prefer, mobile or full?
     

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  2. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member
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    I think the site determines that you're using a mobile browser, so if they have on, it'll open by default. You can stop the mobile site from opening:

    open browser>menu>more>settings>uncheck "mobile view"
     
  3. jwm2

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    Some sites mobile view is preffered for me. Others however might not work as well. But having things formatted to my screen size is nice.
     
  4. appleaj

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    There is a setting in your browser that says "Mobile View", and it's by default checked. So whenever you visit a site that does have a mobile version, it will automatically go to it. But if you'd rather go to the full version, just uncheck that box and the websites will see your phone as an ordinary browser.

    I prefer mobile most of the time because they're usually more streamlined in terms of viewing purposes.
     
  5. T-Mac

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    Thanks for the replies! I'm new to the smartphone world.
     
  6. Tony Touch

    Tony Touch Well-Known Member
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    I prefer full versions so I unchecked Mobile View. I feel like mobile sites are suited for basic phones. This great phone can handle full sites :)

    However, some sites still come up in Mobile, such as New York Times.
     
  7. dylo22

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    Some sites, such as espn or news, I prefer mobile because I want check it quick and be done with it. Other sites, like graphic oriented websites, I like it full, so that I get the see everything.
     
  8. Needz_Android

    Needz_Android Well-Known Member
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    i set my home page as www.google.com

    however, i now want it to load the mobile google site. anyone know how to do that?

    also, is there a home button in the default browser?
     
  9. dylo22

    dylo22 Well-Known Member
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    There's a home button under Menu > more > Home
     
  10. JasonCz

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    Make your homepage http://www.google.com/m (thats the mobile version).
     
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  11. Muilisx

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    I don't have a mobile view box to uncheck on my phone :(
     
  12. rezeew

    rezeew Well-Known Member
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    Team Mobile View! I use them on my desktop computers too when I can. JUST LOAD FASTER
     

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