Droid User Agent

Posted by joy

I noticed that some (unhip) person with a Motorola built Droid based phone on Verizon visited cleverhack the other day. I’m too lazy to pull my official logs, so here’s the sitemeter report. I am surprised to notice that the Droid runs a version of mobile Safari according to the User Agent string.

Operating System: Linux Unknown

Browser: Safari 1.3

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; DROIDX Build/VZW) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 854X480 motorola DROIDX

Javascript: version 1.5

Monitor
Resolution: 800 x 414

Color Depth: 32 bits

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One Response to “Droid User Agent”

  1. Chris Lawrence Says:

    The Android browser is based on Webkit so it’s “Safari-like” but not really Safari. It’s spoofed so Android phones get iOS formatted pages (since a page formatted for iPhone should render ok on Android devices too). The Android developer’s blog just had a post about the browser UA string a few days ago, incidentally.

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