Closed Bug 1479882 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Spoof Chrome UA on some google.com sites

Categories

(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect, P2)

Unspecified
Android
defect

Tracking

(firefox-esr52 wontfix, firefox-esr60 wontfix, firefox61 wontfix, firefox62 affected, firefox63 affected)

RESOLVED WONTFIX
Tracking Status
firefox-esr52 --- wontfix
firefox-esr60 --- wontfix
firefox61 --- wontfix
firefox62 --- affected
firefox63 --- affected

People

(Reporter: cpeterson, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: [geckoview:klar:p2])

We can set a "general.useragent.override.www.google.com" pref with a Chrome UA string, but we need to confirm that this pref overrides both HTTP and XHR requests.

We will need to spoof on at least these eTLD+1 addresses used by our Fennec experiment: (www|encrypted|maps)\.google\.com

https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/rev/196560b95f191b48ff7cba7c2ba9237bba6b5b6a/mobile/android/extensions/gws-and-facebook-chrome-spoof/bootstrap.js#12
P1 bug that we may want to uplift to GV 62 Beta
Priority: -- → P1
We're not blocking on this.
Priority: P1 → P2
Whiteboard: [geckoview:klar:p1] → [geckoview:klar:p2]
WONTFIX. Google has launched an improved (but not tier 1) mobile search experience to Firefox for Android, so we don't need to spoof the Chrome UA string.

There are still other compat bugs (in Gecko and google.com) that prevent Google from serving their tier 1 mobile search experience to Firefox for Android. See meta bug 975444.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(In reply to Chris Peterson [:cpeterson] from comment #3)
> Google has launched an improved

I wouldn't call being restricted to whatever three kinds of search types Google has decided to be the most relevant for me an improvement over being able to freely choose among Images, Videos, Maps, News, Books, etc.
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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