I’ve been having this trouble since the beta, and recorded this at the forum two months ago, but I haven’t had time to take screen shots till now.
I’m on an older phone, and it seems DDG does not work. It’s Android, and I think it might be 4.0.1. Dolphin browser is at the latest.
This is a serious enough error: nothing comes up. I cannot type anything into the search box because no keyboard appears.
This has worsened since the beta because, then, I could reload the page a few times and eventually, one time I would be able to type in the box—as long as the character was not a shifted one (so goodbye bangs and uppercase).
So, just for the privilege of using DDG, I decided I would use the standard browser that comes with Android—even though it is Google. And I hate Google. But that does not work either. The keyboard comes up all right, but the second I click in the search box, I get Google!
I’m one of those guys who dislikes Google on principle, and saw DDG as an alternative, but not if you use the default Android browser! It just sends you to Google!
My theory, and I am no technician, is that your linked fonts are causing this, because to get around this, I used to bookmark a settings’ page and type the search in from there. The typeface that appeared in the search box is the standard Droid one, and it worked fine. However, even that stopped working recently (probably because you guys redid that page).
The sad thing is that as of today, your desktop version has taken a giant step backwards, but that’s in another thread. I’m one of the biggest DDG fans out there—to the point of going to hotels and changing their default search engines—but I’m failing to see how any of these changes will make it a default choice for new users.