Is any work being done to render the google.com webpage the same as what's displayed from the stock android browser?
The default UA for firefox mobile does not display the "better" mobile version (the one that is displayed in the stock android browser) of google's homepage. Setting the UA to android via the Phony extension results in a badly rendered page.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0
This would be an issue on Google's side, properly detecting our user agent and providing appropriate content. Setting the UA to Android via the Phony extension is the best workaround at the moment. I too, wish this were resolved, the Google sites offered to Fennec in comparison to the stock Android browser are garbage.
I understand that Google is not properly detecting our UA string to provide appropriate content, but I'm still confused as to why firefox can't properly render the same sites as the Android stock browser when the UA string is changed. Are they using features only found in webkit?
I'm not entirely certain, but I wouldn't hesitate to acknowledge that suspicion. Similar behaviour is going on with the Google Plus website at the moment, and there is a bug on file to track layout issues wether it is a Fennec issue or a Google issue, at bug 668218
I imagine they are very related... I'm going to track that bug. Thanks!