1. slyronit's Avatar
    Websites now think I have an android phone 📞 and try to get me to download their Android app.

    Cracked even tried to push me Android malware.

    http://i.imgur.com/vKxxTXV.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/nE7kLMS.jpg
    keerthi vasan, asturides and Cryio like this.
    08-04-2014 12:43 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    Stealth move, MS secretly wants us all to move to ios and android! :). But seriously this looks like it could turn into a major problem, I see another preview update in our future....
    08-04-2014 12:45 PM
  3. Nimdock's Avatar
    I have to say I wasn't too happy when I read that they were going to change the user agent to disguise as Android since some web developers are dumb.

    Edit: just noticed that the user agent string has references to WP, Android, ARM, IEMobile, iPhone, Mac OS, AppleWebKit, and Safari, hehehe :|
    asturides likes this.
    08-04-2014 12:52 PM
  4. slyronit's Avatar
    This is pathetic. Most WebPages after trying to get me to download malware now. Damn, this is pathetic

    http://i.imgur.com/G6lVj0L.jpg

    They should maybe have a compatibility mode like IE for desktop and let you choose which sites to fake the user string for.
    08-04-2014 12:56 PM
  5. keerthi vasan's Avatar
    Ah here it comes! Don't be surprised if many such complaints flood this forum.
    08-04-2014 12:59 PM
  6. slyronit's Avatar
    What I find most pathetic is how actual Android users live with this ****. Pity them.
    asturides, Cryio and mg7281 like this.
    08-04-2014 01:00 PM
  7. anon(8171782)'s Avatar
    Those messages is coming from the site you are on.maybe the person or coder couldn't detect ur Os and just guess its android. Once it cany be recognized.
    08-04-2014 01:05 PM
  8. Mattsessions's Avatar
    Hopefully they will come up with something to be able to disable such things like that.
    08-04-2014 01:06 PM
  9. Nimdock's Avatar
    Hopefully they will come up with something to be able to disable such things like that.
    I would ike that. Have the option to disguise or not according to user preference. If they want they can leave it on by default. I would be OK with changing it.
    08-04-2014 01:09 PM
  10. Torcher Death's Avatar
    So this is what they meant by tricking the sites into "seeing" it as a different browser.... which I now come to understand has been a very lame solution.
    Why ruin a secure OS this way ???
    08-04-2014 01:15 PM
  11. slyronit's Avatar
    So this is what they meant by tricking the sites into "seeing" it as a different browser.... which I now come to understand has been a very lame solution.
    Why ruin a secure OS this way ???
    Well the security won't be affected, as the malwares won't be able to infect WP. Is just annoying.
    08-04-2014 01:17 PM
  12. anon(8171782)'s Avatar
    The site is not tricked, the site developer couldn't find a better way of detecting the browser,this is a very tricky thing to do, and i don't know hy people implement such feature on their site.,since ur os is new and the ie version might be too.
    08-04-2014 01:20 PM
  13. AnestisL820's Avatar
    This thing was shown to me even with WP 8.0 ... I believe it is not the update but the site itself as Clemelon said.. It does not recognize the browser and assumes that it is an android device...
    08-04-2014 01:22 PM
  14. Sonu K's Avatar
    Websites now think I have an android phone and try to get me to download their Android app.

    Cracked even tried to push me Android malware.

    http://i.imgur.com/vKxxTXV.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/nE7kLMS.jpg
    Offtopic : which is that cracked article ? Looks interesting..
    08-04-2014 01:24 PM
  15. anon(8171782)'s Avatar
    Well blame the site developer trying to detect browsers of the site visitor.dont blame Microsoft for his bad coding.
    08-04-2014 01:24 PM
  16. Muessig's Avatar
    This is really nothing to make a fuss about. You're on a developer preview on WP 8.1, so you should have signed up knowing that MS would be tinkering about with all aspects of the OS - even the browser. We know they've been updating the browser and specifically the way IE on WP renders websites. If something here is broken or not behaving as it should be, MS will update it in the next Developer Preview update most likely. Otherwise the website you're visiting is incorrectly detecting the browser, which isn't something MS can fix - it's the problem of the developer of that website.
    08-04-2014 01:27 PM

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