Captivate 2.2 not detecting Mobile redirect scripts..What is this

GerryLee

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I upgraded to an Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy captivate this past July 15. My carrier is AT&T.
Here's my problem.

I've recently begun building and selling Mobile Friendly Websites. My sole purpose for upgrading to a smart phone was to be able to test the mobile sites that I have built and to be able to prospect for new clients.

The ability to detected whether or no a prospective client already has a mobile site or not is crucial to the prospecting process. In addition, the ability to show a prospect how his desktop site displays on a smart device as compared to a mobile friendly device is a crucial element to the sales process...maybe the most crucial...a picture being worth a thousand words.

This Captivate does not detect the majority of the mobile sites that I test for...even the ones that I've built myself. I have been keeping a list of the mobile sites that this phone "ignores".

These same sites do display on the three desktop simulators that I also use for testing and also on iPhones and Blackberry phones owned by friends and family members. The only way that I can pull most mobile sites up on this Android 2.2 is by inserting the m. subdomain into the URl, which defeats the whole point of mobile search and redirect.

I've since read on a couple of forums that this is a problem with Androids using the 2.2 OS. What I haven't read is what the solution is. Can anyone help, or possibly shed some light on this situation?

Thank,
GerryLee
 

ls377

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Re: Captivate 2.2 not detecting Mobile redirect scripts..What is

I agree with you, it is a problem. If you just need to be able to check easier, then I would try a third party browser. Maybe you'll have better luck with that. I'm not sure how else to fix the issue.
 

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Re: Captivate 2.2 not detecting Mobile redirect scripts..What is

There is a version of firefox for android based phones.

I have used the above mentioned browsers for mobile websites and it seems to work very well.
 

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Re: Captivate 2.2 not detecting Mobile redirect scripts..What is

Pretty sure this is a user agent problem. I have seen hacked 2.2 ROMs that say they have this fixed, And if it is just a 2.2 problem, you may want to consider loading a custom ROM to get around it. If you are using your phone for "dev" work, you may want to consider Cyanogenmod 7, as it has the largest base of users that are actively making things work. The leaked builds are also pretty good, and if the user agent problem is 2.2 only, you have a few options.
 

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