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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I got my motion 4g all I've been using is chrome. I was actually excited when I got this phone because I would finally be able to use chrome. But, the lack of flash player support kinda sucks.

I used to use dolphin browser, when I had my galaxy indulge 4g. That was a while ago.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Google Chome. I don't miss flash at all, which I never though I would say.

I love the bookmark syncing and the open page syncing. Everything is quick and smooth.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Google Chome. I don't miss flash at all, which I never though I would say.

I love the bookmark syncing and the open page syncing. Everything is quick and smooth.
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But I figured if I found an app with the sync capabilities and flash, it would be best
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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've always used chrome as soon as I was on a supported device.

Flash player who ?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've never used chrome (don't ask me why), but boat has never failed me
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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Google Chome. I don't miss flash at all, which I never though I would say.

I love the bookmark syncing and the open page syncing. Everything is quick and smooth.
I agree it is the best for Android
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Old November 28th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've never used chrome (don't ask me why), but boat has never failed me
+1 for boat browser. Personally, I think dropping support for flash is a big mistake. Boat browser does flash, and html5 very well.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've never used chrome (don't ask me why), but boat has never failed me
Same here, except the reason I've not used Chrome is simple: Gingerbread

Boat is a fine browser imo.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 02:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Chrome here too. Bit slow to start up but for me its the bookmark syncing. Makes my phone an extension of my desktop for surfing
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I use Chrome because all my bookmarks ate synced across everything.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I use Ninesky browser. Works well for my needs.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Aside from bookmarks, I don't get the attraction to Chrome. Maybe it's better on a tablet, don't know. I far prefer Boat.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Best being subjective and all.. I prefer a combination of Dolphin and Chrome.
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Firefox has been my default browser for a long time. Very fast, nice UI, useful extensions, syncing, flash + HTML5, etc. Nothing I've seen in other browsers has given me any reason to change.
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Boat, nuff said.
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Boat for me.
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Chrome fit me on my rooted and ROM'd Ascend 2
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One more vote for Boat Browser. Pretty much tried 'em all, and that's the one I've stuck with.
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I've taken to using Opera Mini all the time now on my phone.
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Yes also i agree with gtberry that google chrome is best for Android.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:53 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Aside from bookmarks, I don't get the attraction to Chrome. Maybe it's better on a tablet, don't know. I far prefer Boat.
Nope, the only reason it's installed on any of my devices is the bookmark/desktop sync.

Boat all the way for me although I keep meaning to give xScope a try, it's meant to be very good.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:09 AM   #22 (permalink)
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XScope is very good, I use that from time to time as well.
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I'm content with Dolphin Mini.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I've taken to using Opera Mini all the time now on my phone.
+1 I like Opera on the desktop also and Opera link is really nice.
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One more vote for Boat Browser. Pretty much tried 'em all, and that's the one I've stuck with.
Yep. pretty much tried 'em all.

Am I the only one who uses the Maxthon browser? Maxthon is suspiciously similar to Boat but has a better Quick/Home favorites screen and a better "star" bookmark/share button.
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Boat for my Gingerbread phone.

On my ICS running Tab, I've been pretty much trying out Chrome, but I see that the stock Samsung browser has a lot more options and features, plus Flash support. The only thing missing is the "other devices" feature and the fact that the Bookmarks section looks better on Chrome.
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I like Boat on CM9.1. It does have an add on to convert HTML to PDF. NP.gov seems to use HTML for road logs. As a pdf, I can store it.
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Chrome gets my vote!
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Boat (not mini) for me. Fast, lots of configuration, nice text size options, flash... here's my Boat home page (just a link to html on SD card using file:///):

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samsung default browser works well for me
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I like Chrome but the graphical glitches on my device make it unbearable, I've always used Firefox but have also been using and enjoying the Boat browser the past couple of months.
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+1 for boat browser. Personally, I think dropping support for flash is a big mistake. Boat browser does flash, and html5 very well.
I am pulling back my vote for Boat Browser. After the last update, it truly sucks. Force closes and stupid adds in speed dial that cannot be removed.
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I'm using opera mobile as default now. It works & has decent UI.

One other reason is because my laptop is 'old' (2008 ), safari, firefox, chrome are discontinued browsers, so I use opera* on both, for the opera link.


* I found opera 12 (desktop) to be very buggy (force closes, loss of plugins...), so I use opera next, which works. For phone it's opera 12 mobile, which works.
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Dolphin, Boat, Ninesky, Maxthon...most browsers out there spy on you in one way or another and that linked thread talks about many of them. Not only is this an invasion of privacy, it wastes your battery power, bandwidth, and CPU cycles. In response to this garbage I created a free browser that does not spy in any way. Fast and full-featured: Naked Browser in the Google Play Store. This is a not for profit app.
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