1. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    BB10 browser shows as "Safari" in Google Analytics. How come?

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-15 03:31 PM
  2. paulwallace1234's Avatar
    It uses the open source webkit which Apple heavily contributes to, so it's part of the user agent

    Posted via CB10 v....not telling
    10-08-15 03:48 PM
  3. Richard Buckley's Avatar

    That's why.

    10-08-15 03:48 PM
  4. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    ...sure, but Google warns me repeatedly of login from safari device... isn't BlackBerry ashamed even a little?
    10-08-15 03:50 PM
  5. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    If they were ashamed they would change the UA string, people used to do it for fun. There was even a plug-in for Firefox that let users set it to what ever they want.

    In the end the UA string is there so that serves know what capabilities the browser has, not for manufacturers' vanity.

    10-08-15 03:58 PM
  6. paulwallace1234's Avatar
    ...sure, but Google warns me repeatedly of login from safari device... isn't BlackBerry ashamed even a little?
    It also has a mention of BB10, remember the problem legacy devices had with crappy dubbed down websites served to them

    Posted via CB10 v....not telling
    10-08-15 03:58 PM
  7. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Does not say bb10... says osX...sheesh !!

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-15 04:10 PM
  8. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    & then this...
    Attached Thumbnails Safari?-img_20151008_171142_edit.png  
    10-08-15 04:14 PM
  9. paulwallace1234's Avatar
    You have it in desktop mode?


    Posted via CB10 v....not telling
    10-08-15 04:19 PM
  10. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    You have it in desktop mode?

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    Posted via CB10 v....not telling
    Yessiree !
    10-08-15 04:23 PM
  11. IanWood62's Avatar
    In non desktop mode I get the following:

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-15 04:30 PM
  12. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    I see BlackBerry mentioned in non desktop mode I never use...
    10-08-15 04:34 PM
  13. IanWood62's Avatar
    If you are always using desktop mode, then it will never show BB10 in the agent string, otherwise the website will see that and deliver the content for a mobile device.

    The agent string tells the website the capabilities of the browser that's talking to it.

    Basically, what you report is not a bug in BB10, but due to how you have configured your browsers settings.

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-15 04:39 PM
  14. paulwallace1234's Avatar
    There's your answer,

    Desktop Mode = Safari masking
    Non Desktop Mode= BB10 with the usual Apple webkit mentions

    Posted via CB10 v....not telling
    10-08-15 04:41 PM
  15. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    And that's just web browsers. Purpose built applications that use HTTP to communicate with a backend implemented on a Web server will use completely different UA strings that may not mention either the device or the OS. Just the way the Internet has evolved.

    10-08-15 06:42 PM

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