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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
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    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

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

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
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    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)?
     
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  5. odhinn

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    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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