This morning, Google sent me a notification of a “New sign-in from Chrome on Lumia 930”. If you recall, my Lumia 930 was stolen in May 2015. The body of the email read:
Your Google Account firstname.lastname@example.org was just used to sign in from Chrome on Lumia 930.
Of course, we all know that Chrome browser isn’t available for Windows smartphones. Sure enough, the email bore an icon representing a laptop. The other fact is that in reality, I had just signed in from UC Browser on my HP Laptop. The timestamp in the email tallies with the time I did the signing in on my PC.
Odd that with all the progress of browser and device recognition, Google can still mix up a Windows 8.1 laptop for a Windows 8.1 smartphone, and UC Browser for Chrome. Oh, have a productive Monday and a fruitful week ahead!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.