Google Calendar Desktop version is crippled in Android Browser

bgoodr

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The reason I am trying to use the Desktop version of Google Calendar is I discovered that the Calendar app prevents me from changing the dates on a repeating event (See the bug I filed at Problems changing repeating events in Android Calendar). See my signature for details on the current version, which was updated at the Sprint store, and not rooted.

To see this problem, do the following on the Samsung Moment:

  1. Browse to Search for Google Calendar From Android Browser
  2. Do not select the first entry which is m.google.com/calendar. Instead, select the second one which is www.google.com/calendar
  3. Notice that what is presented is not what I see on the PC's desktop browser.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on the Desktop link which points to http://www.google.com/calendar/render?hl=en
  5. See the following message popup:
    Code:
    The page at 'http://www.google.com' says:
    
    Sorry, you are trying to use Google Calendar with
    a browser that isn't currently supported. Press OK
    to view a read only version of your calendar.
    Press Cancel to continue loading Google Calendar
    and hope for the best!
  6. Then press the OK button.
  7. Notice that a great many controls are missing on that page that should be there, such as clicking on an event. Go ahead, try it. The browser opens up a new window, that then just redisplays the a "month view".
My questions are:

  1. Can I replace it some other browser that gives me the full blown Google Calendar web interface, and not present to me a crippled version of it?
  2. Or, is there a way to fake out Google's servers into thinking it is a full blown browser, and only for that specific Google page?
Thanks,
bg

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wkj

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Not having the stock calendar problem your are. The "desktop" web version is as you described, but what's wrong with the mobile version? That works great! Two week old Moment, updated out of box.

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bgoodr

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... what's wrong with the mobile version? That works great!

I now see my bug showing up on the code site, which I edited back into my post. See that URL to understand the issues I was seeing. After having filed the bug, and thinking it through a bit more, it is not as bad as I'm making it out to be. But my point with this post is to find out if there are any better alternatives, or to find out if there is a way to make the Desktop Google Calendar site play as if the Android browser is a normal browser.

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