Microsoft «set» Safari on Windows Phone 13




Microsoft «set» Safari on Windows Phone 13


Windows Phone 8.1

Many sites create a separate mobile version for smartphones and tablets, so that users can conveniently interact with a particular content. The device sends a special site identifier, and then displayed on the screen is not full, but slightly “stripped down” version. To provide this capability users to Windows Phone , Microsoft went to the trick: it “mask” does for Safari on iOS.

To do this, Microsoft has replaced the standard identifier Browser Windows Phone 8.1 code to the browser from Apple. As a result, when the owner of the Nokia Lumia comes to any site, the latter recognizes the browser as Safari. That’s how, for example, look optimized and non-optimized for the iPhone mobile version of Twitter:

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Agree, in the second case, the login page looks many times better and easier. People, of course, only too happy to such a “substitution”, but site owners can face some difficulties. Firstly, it is impossible to figure out who actually visits the site with devices on the Windows Phone. Secondly, due to this significantly increases the share of the world market Safari mobile browser, which is confirmed by numerous studies .

It turns out, Microsoft provides a service not only to their users, but Apple – perhaps without even realizing. But Windows Phone browser share from competitors only suffer from this.

I wonder how the owners would react iPhone and iPad, if their gadgets talking voice assistant Microsoft – Cortana .


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