[clug] Optus MyTab and Android 2.2

Paul Warren paul.warren at anu.edu.au
Wed Jun 8 18:12:34 MDT 2011

On 9/06/2011 1:09 AM, Bob Edwards wrote:
> I don't know how to make websites treat the browser as non-mobile. In
> Wikipedia, you can click a link to permanently disable the mobile mode,
> presumably based on cookies.
> Has anyone played with alternate browsers? What about web-proxies? I am
> keen to "sanitize" the web requests that my 'droid sends out as the
> built in browser is necessarily a lot less configurable than the Firefox
> I am more used to and I am wondering what sorts of extra data gets
> leaked out with the web requests. There appears to be no interface to
> control cookies, for example. Or certificates etc.

Hi all,

I've been using Dolphin HD as the browser on my Viewsonic G-tablet 
(running honeycomb!), it enables you to change the user agent string to 
appear as a desktop, among other things. You can also clear cookies and 
it's cache, I'm not sure about certificate management, or whether you 
can disable cookies or manage them in a more fine grained manner

It uses the same rendering engine as the built in browser, so it's 
performance is similar, although to me it appears to scroll a little 
more smoothly on some websites (xda-developers notably).

Here's the link for it on the android market

I believe the firefox, miren and Opera Mini also allows you to change 
the user agent string but I've not played with them myself.

Paul Warren

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