Tag Archives: user agent

Help wanted: Firefox OS UA detection

Firefox for Android and Firefox OS, while based on the same Gecko platform, have one key difference with respect to compatibility: their user agent (UA) string. The difference between the UA strings for these two products is the inclusion of … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Nov 9, 2012 – Video update, UA detection tools, Phony for B2G?

Video update I gave a short update about mobile Web compatibility during the Oct. 22, 2012, Mozilla project meeting. This update should bring you up-to-speed on the problem and the various initiatives that we have underway to tackle it. The … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 19, 2012 – H.264, navigator.platform, Spade, Phony

Here’s what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this week. H.264 video playback Maire Reavy (media product manager) provided a list of video sites to test for video playback compatibility. Aaron Train has bucketed them as follows: H.264 video that’s working … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 12, 2012 – Issue Tracking, Brightcove H.264, Firefox OS UA Whitelist

Site testing and outreach Firefox mobile evangelism issues are currently tracked in the Firefox for Android -> Evangelism component in Bugzilla. However, there is another notable mobile Firefox platform: Firefox OS. In addition, there exists a Tech Evangelism product in … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 5, 2012 – MozCamp, User Agents, Microsoft.com, Google Images and Maps

For various reasons I did not blog about mobile Web compatibility updates in September. Here then, are some highlights of what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this past month. MozCamp Europe 2012, Warsaw Jason Smith and I presented Opening Up … Continue reading

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User Agent Discussions

There are several discussions currently taking place about various facets of the user agent (UA) in Firefox, Firefox for Android, and B2G. In case you missed them, here are links to the current discussions: Adding hardware tokens to the UA … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Aug 31, 2012 – Firefox OS UA, testing article, smoke tests

Here’s what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this week. Firefox OS UA reverted The Firefox OS user-agent (UA) has been reverted to include the “Android” token. It is not yet clear whether this is a temporary or permanent change. The … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Aug. 24, 2012 – H.264, site fixes, Spade

Due to various reasons (vacation, infant needing a visit to the hospital), I skipped posting last week’s mobile Web compatibility summary. Here, then, is what’s new in mobile Web compatibility the past two weeks. H.264/AAC/MP3 decoding support H.264/AAC/MP3 audio and … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Aug 10, 2012 – Google, YouTube, User Agents

Here’s what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this week. Site testing and outreach Google updated a number of their mobile sites this week to recognize Firefox for Android. First off, thanks to Google for making the effort to improve the … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility July 27, 2012

Here’s what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this week. Firefox OS user agent string A decision has been reached on the Firefox OS user agent (UA) string. I wrote about this in a separate post. The Firefox OS UA will … Continue reading

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