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This can have a huge impact.

- Server log analytics will not be able to provide OS/Browser stats.

- Default download pages (Detect OS automatically and redirect to the platform-specific download pages) would not work.

- "m." Sites: there are still some sites that sniff the UA string and redirect users to mobile site. It's looking for patterns like "/mobile/" in UA, and don't require a lot of updates as the post argues.

I think you'll still be able to tell what OS and browser it is, just not the specific major or minor version because they'll be 85.0.0 (if that's the version when this happens) forever. All of the examples you've put there will still be achievable with the out-of-date UA string.

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