User-Agent

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9/7/2020 5:00 PM

User Agent Client Hints Update September 2020

How have the UA client hints specifications evolved since January 2020?

HTTP client hints are an experimental set of standards that enable a web server to ask a web browser to send additional HTTP header fields and values in subsequent requests. The development has been led by engineers from Google working on the Chromium web browser. This blog post gives an update on what's now happening with regards to client hints.

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51Degrees

6/4/2020 11:22 AM

User-Agent Client Hints June 2020 Update

How have the UA client hints specifications evolved since January 2020?

HTTP client hints are an experimental set of standards that enable a web server to ask a web browser to send additional HTTP header fields and values in subsequent requests. The development has been led by engineers from Google working on the Chromium web browser. This blog post gives an update on what's now happening with regards to client hints.

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Kim Reddy

1/15/2020 3:13 PM

Client Hints: User-Agent v2

Chromium proposal to use client hints in parallel with diminished User-Agent headers

Chromium – the web browser stewarded by Google - have announced a plan to diminish the role of the HTTP User-Agent header in future versions of Chromium during 2020. While the engineering arguments for the change make some sense, the replacement solution – client hints – is far from proven, and details remain unclear. The proposal is yet to be agreed, and is just that, a proposal.

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Benjamin CB

8/22/2019 1:30 PM

Missing iPad tablet web traffic?

Fix mobile decrease as iOS13 rolls out

iPadOS 13 arrives on iPad in September. During the days that follow web analytics tools - like Google Analytics - will indicate single digital percentage changes in device splits with desktop increasing, and tablet decreasing.

The change is a consequence of Apple's drive for a supposed improved web browsing experience and tracking prevention.

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Ali Hutchison

6/14/2018 2:16 PM

51Degrees User Agent Analysis - June 2018

Popular User Agents detected including Smartphones, MediaHubs and Consoles

This blog shares the latest 51Degrees User Agent Analysis including User Agent examples from Smartphones, MediaHubs and Consoles. Currently, we have over 50,000 device models in our database.

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Nisha Tamang

7/6/2017 2:07 PM

51Degrees Detects User-Agents For New OnePlus 5 Smartphone

OnePlus 5 was launched on 27th June 2017

OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, founded in December 2013. Their latest flagship, OnePlus 5, was launched on 27th June 2017. This blog shares a User-Agent example detected by 51Degrees Intelligence Solution.

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Edward

5/15/2017 9:58 AM

Detect Apple iPhone Model Numbers and User-Agents

51Degrees property: HardwareModelVariants

We recently touched on model numbers within Android User-Agent strings for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This week we look closer at User-Agent strings for the Apple iPhone 7.

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James Rosewell

3/7/2016 2:00 PM

Enhance Conference and the User-Agent

Misconceptions concerning User-Agents are limiting the possibilities

Friday 4th March 2016 saw 180 web professionals all with an interest in progressive enhancement assemble in London for a one day conference organised by Simon McManus.

"The Web is the most hostile software engineering environment imaginable." - Douglas Crockford

I continue to be amazed at how the humble User-Agent is misunderstood. My purpose in writing this blog post is to reset some myths passed down from web professional to web professional over the years concerning User-Agents. This was typified in the debate and conversation I witnessed at Enhance Conference.

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