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hiding device type from the user agent in Vivaldi on Android

Alexander Bochmann Sunday 02 of May, 2021
I recently noticed that the Vivaldi browser for Android adds the OS version and the type of the device being used to the user agent string sent to web servers.

It is possible to disable this behaviour in one of the advanced flags though, by opening vivaldi://flags from the address bar, and searching for the freeze-user-agent flag. When this setting is enabled, Vivaldi will always use "Android 9; Unspecified Device" in the browser user agent.