Starting yesterday afternoon (i.e. 05/12/2012 at about 16:00 CET) stackoverflow.com started serving the desktop version of the site to my handheld using Opera Mini on Android 2.3. (whereas it used to serve the mobile site before).

I am not sure if this is happening by design, yet I think that about 99% of Opera Mini users would agree with me when I say that I would strongly prefer getting the mobile version as both the layout and functionality of the full version of SO is complete overkill for a tool as simple as Opera Mini.

Is this a bug or does this change have any background?

EDIT: UA String is Opera/9.80 (Android; Opera Mini/6.5.27452/28.3234; U; de) Presto/2.8.119 Version/11.10


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It's really rather frustrating how inconsistent browsers on Android tablets are, I doubt we'll ever be perfect.

That being said, the next build should fix this particular issue.

  • Wonderful, thanks a whole lot for fixing that and all the other great work on the site!!!
    – m90
    Dec 6, 2012 at 18:43

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