Closed Bug 1018822 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

[flatfish][1.4] improper user agent detected in apps and web


(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect)

Gonk (Firefox OS)
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: schon.jones, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [flatfish][TCP])

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; CrOS x86_64 5712.61.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/35.0.1916.116 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

installed application/open web page

Actual results:

application detect Firefox OS simulator, web pages detect Firefox for windows

Expected results:

Detected as Firefox OS proper or equivalent.

Please elaborate on the issue here in order for the bug to be processed accordingly.
An example would be Line IM app. When opened the app reports the use of Firefox OS simulator and not of proper Firefox OS causing it to exit. I've had a few sites such as Adobe report the use of Firefox on a windows 32-bit machine.
Seems that this is also the cause for Bug 1021432 Left comment on that bug as well. I think these two bug reports should be combined as they seem related.
Blocks: flatfish
Component: General → Gaia
Ever confirmed: true
OS: All → Gonk (Firefox OS)
Hardware: All → ARM
See Also: → 1021432
Assignee: nobody → abhiram

I can confirm this bug with 2.1 as well. Google for instance, treats the tablet as a mobile device which makes the search results text really hard to read. (This can be fixed by reverting the page to "Classic" view). I have observed the same behavior with Vimeo as well.

Any thoughts on why this happening?
Depends on: 1041289
No longer depends on: 1041289
Depends on: 1041288
Whiteboard: [flatfish]
Can we do a check on version 2.0+ to see if this is fixed or if a fixed still needs to be made/pushed out?
No longer depends on: 1041288
See Also: → 1041288
Whiteboard: [flatfish] → [flatfish][TCP]
Have the same issue with 2.1 prerelease update.
All issues related to user agent sniffing are handled by the Mozilla Compatibility Activity. 

When you meet a Web site with a specific user agent sniffing issue which is not reproducible in let say an ipad or an Android tablet with Chrome, you may want to fill an issue. 
One bug per site please. You may want to use

Be very specific about the User Agent you are using when reporting this bug.
Is there any issue about moving that bug to Tech Evangelism and close it?
It will not achieve anything useful by its own. :) As we are aware of the issue.
(In reply to Karl Dubost :karlcow from comment #8)
> Is there any issue about moving that bug to Tech Evangelism and close it?
> It will not achieve anything useful by its own. :) As we are aware of the
> issue.

I'm fine with moving it to TE.  Do we have another bug to reference it to for fixing eventually?
The thing is that there is nothing to fix on our side. 
Most of these bugs are Wrong logic in server side or client side user agent sniffing. So each site needs to be dealt separately, which we do in
Assignee: abhiram → nobody
Closed: 8 years ago
Component: Gaia → Mobile
Product: Firefox OS → Tech Evangelism
Resolution: --- → INVALID
To be clearer and to conclude:

Each time that there is an issue with the wrong version of the site being served to a Firefox OS Tablet. 
Open a bug for each individual Web site, describing the issue.
You may want to use the form
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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