handset detection…

for those web 1.0 diehards – remember HTTP_USER_AGENT

😉

Well the venerable user agent is the key environment variable used to identify the handsets users are using.

The upside is it is easy to read.

The downside is – the usage (and information) is entirely non-standard across multiple mobile operating systems and even model versions within the same O/S.

But the good news is – it has effectively been crowdsourced.

Check out this eponymously named site.

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