Google’s mobile bot pretends to be G’zOne

I was wondering why “CA34” kept coming up so much in my logs.

KDDI-CA34 UP.Browser/6.2.0.10.2.2 (GUI) MMP/2.0 (compatible; Mediapartners-Google/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)

Looking at the user agent, this is actually Google’s mobile search bot masquerading as Casio’s W42CA, the newer incarnation of the Casio G’zOne series.

G’zOne is one of the more innovative (waterproof!) keitai’s to hit the market in recent years. Applying the G-SHOCK concept to phones was a brilliant move for Casio.

Google’s mobile search engineer knows his phones.

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