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Android reports it's browser UA as a Apple handset!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mgillespie, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Note the navigator.vendor string

    Surely this leads to artificially inflated stats regarding iPhone use..

    I got this capture from my HTC Hero running official HTC 2.1 ROM

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  2. Gravy Jones

    Gravy Jones Lurker

    The browser is based on the WebKit engine.
     
  3. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Which Apple stole from KHTML project. So why is my Android reporting it being made my the most evil corporation on the planet (aside Microsoft)?
     
  4. Gravy Jones

    Gravy Jones Lurker

  5. odhinn

    odhinn Member

    Relax. Metrics companies know how to tell browsers apart, or haven't you ever noticed how the user agent string for Internet Explorer starts with "Mozilla" which used to mean it was a Netscape browser before Microsoft started hijacking that way back when.
     
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