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A description of the problem, including as much as information as possible:
Locked out from Authentication on Opera mobile Browser on Android 4.2
because of Recaptcha not working here (I am actually writing this from the Pc)
(read more below)
Steps to (try to) reproduce the issue:
on Android 4.2, try to authenticate on Opera Account, Opera Support or Opera Forums from Opera Mobile (latest version supported here)
Expected behavior and actual one:
[Note that, I am writing this from my laptop, because it's impossible to authenticate
to Opera Forums from Android 4.2.]
When Opera asks me to reauthenticate on my mobile (antiquate) android 4.2 device,
I'm in the pain, as All Opera sites uses the Recaptcha method for authentication,
but it is not supported on older Android devices,
and sometimes it won't even show, sometimes is inactive
and could not be bypassed (see screenshots).
Also seeing the big bunch of problems associated with Recaptcha on Opera forums,
I think Opera should try to find another method to authenticate the human users.
But in the meantime, you should consider that you are kicking off away
all the users that are having an older device which cannot be updated
to more recent Android versions.
I ask to disable Recaptcha authentication requirements from all devices where it is not currently working.
Also please note that Recaptcha is actually property of Google and that
you are delegating an important thing as human authentication
to a concurrent rigid organization that is not easing in any way for the users.
No assistance is possible for Recaptcha on Google and they are handling
it in a rigid, uncompromising authoritarian way,
possibly cutting the wheels to competitors.
Also the alternate phone authentication, with code sent to my phone, won't work because after entering the code, the submit button won't get enabled anyway (I think this is also a bug).
Not that, I'm having same very problems on authentication also with many other web portals and sites, just because everyone in the world uses Recaptcha for human authentication, but it has ben buy by Google some time ago and then it is no more handled in the interest of the whole community.
First screenshot is for Opera Authentication:
That other is from Opera bug submission form:
Same as above for Opera Forums.
I seem not able to add more tags here, this is the list i've prepared:
Recaptcha, Auth, authentication, reauth, human auth, Android, Android 4.2, older devices, mobile, Opera mobile, old devices, Opera account, Opera forums, Opera support, locked out