User Agents

You can a handset's user agent to determine the carrier.

docomo

Matching Regular Expression: /^DoCoMo/

au

Matching Regular Expression: /^(?:KDDI|UP.Browser\/.+?)-(.+?) /

Example

KDDI-SA31 UP.Browser/6.2.0.7.3.129 (GUI) MMP/2.0

If the user agent includes KDDI, the browser has xhtml support, otherwise it just has hdml support. In the example, SA31 refers to the device id. Following that is the browser name, "UP.Browser" and version, "6.2.0.7.3.129". Note that some Vodafone phones use "UP.Browser".

SoftBank

Matching Regular Expression: /^(SoftBank|Vodafone)/

WILLCOM

Matching Regular Expression: /WILLCOM/

E-MOBILE

Matching Regular Expression: /^emobile\/|^Mozilla\/5.0 \(H11T; like Gecko; OpenBrowser\) NetFront\/3.4$|^Mozilla\/4.0 \(compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.7\) S11HT$/

Smartphones

Although smartphones are sold by specific carriers in Japan, they have little in common with other handsets from the carrier.

iPhone

Matching Regular Expression: /Apple.*Mobile.*Safari/

This includes the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch.

Android

Matching Regular Expression: /Linux.*Mobile.*Safari/

There are several Android handsets on the Japanese market.


Categories: Mobile Development

UserAgents (last edited 2011-08-18 01:50:13 by PaulMcMahon)