Hi, folks —
Here we go again on the Opera mobile browser ride… 🙂
So last week, we fixed the inaccurate detection results for the very good Opera Mobile browser on Android. This week, it’s the Opera Mini browser’s turn!
So what is the Opera Mini browser? The Opera Mini browser started its mobile life as a way to bring (near) desktop functionality to feature phones. Now in the Android world, the Mini browser lives on as a highly data-efficient browsing alternative. Basically, all of the hard lifting for rendering a page is done on Opera’s servers, and they just send the phone a highly compressed file. It’s a great web page pre-processing solution.
But… Note that the Opera Mini browser is not processed on the client (phone/tablet) side — it’s pre-processed on the server. For this reason, the browser does not qualify as iPhone Tier. For now, we’re leaving it in the generic mobile device tier.
Thanks to Nolan K. for bringing the Opera Mini issue to my attention. And special thanks to John H. for providing the efficient ASP.NET code fix for the user agent and httpaccept variables.