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Old July 31st, 2012, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just discovered Dolphin browser HD......WOW......SO MUCH FASTER, SMOOTHER THAN GOOGLE CHROME, download the app, you'll be amazed.

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Old July 31st, 2012, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Long time dolphin user here-until I came across this browser
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boatbrowser.free
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Old July 31st, 2012, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Long time dolphin user here-until I came across this browser
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boatbrowser.free
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I just discovered Dolphin, is it worth to switch to this??
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Hmm, I tried dolphin for a couple of days and found it just as slow and clunky as chrome.
So sticking with chrome so at least I've got my stuff synced.
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I just discovered Dolphin, is it worth to switch to this??
Did you see the price on Boat?
Give it a shot, can't hurt to compare. I've never used Boat but I know a LOT of users love it.
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Dolphin Browser is good but Opera Mini is very good.
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I don't like Dolphin, if you don't shut it down when you're not using it, it sometimes uses 30%-50% cpu when idle and kills your battery. Plus, it's got steadily more bloated over the years.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 05:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I just discovered Dolphin, is it worth to switch to this??
Up to you for sure
I just download and check them out. Would like to have one that syncs as well but Firefox is still in beta. It isn't nearly as good as either dolphin or boat IMO.
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Hmm, I tried dolphin for a couple of days and found it just as slow and clunky as chrome.
So sticking with chrome so at least I've got my stuff synced.
There's an Xmarks add-on for the Dolphin browser to keep bookmarks synched across browsers/devices

I personally really like the Dolphin gestures
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Surprisingly, I find the Dolphin HD browser superior to Chrome in three major areas. 1. Better bookmark management. 2. Less intrusive tabs. 3. FAR SUPERIOR in terms of connecting to wifi hotspots away from my home. With Dolphin, connections are instantaneous. As such, Dolphin HD is my new default browser until Chrome VASTLY improves, and I mean VASTLY.
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Dolphin HD is a must have! There are however a couple features missing.. Page Up icon which usually pops out in the lower right corner when you try to scroll up and auto correction isnt working with swiftkey// other than that it's perfect!
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Surprisingly, I find the Dolphin HD browser superior to Chrome in three major areas. 1. Better bookmark management. 2. Less intrusive tabs. 3. FAR SUPERIOR in terms of connecting to wifi hotspots away from my home. With Dolphin, connections are instantaneous. As such, Dolphin HD is my new default browser until Chrome VASTLY improves, and I mean VASTLY.
connecting to wifi hotspots has nothing to do with the browser IMO.

and back on topic, ICS stock browser on ICS is smoother (scrolling and general responsiveness to touch) than Chrome on JB.
that's how frustrated I am with chrome.
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I find chrome to be very nice responsive yes some time it is a drag with a little lag on pinch to zoom but it is so much worth the sync between my computer and my phone i personally think it is well worth it.
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I used Dolphin for a while, then moved onto Boat and now I'm back on Dolphin again for the simple reason that they have addons for both Evernote and Pocket - 2 services I use frequently.

I've played around with Chrome on my Xoom ICS but find it pretty bland and boring - a shame since it is my goto browser on my PC.

I tend not to use too many of my PC bookmarks on my phone, but when I do Chromemarks brings them to my device (although not sadly, to my browser).
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On another thread someone suggested that we could see flash enabled videos using dolphin. I can't see how to do that with the Nexus 7. Do any of you dolphin lovers know how.
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connecting to wifi hotspots has nothing to do with the browser IMO.

and back on topic, ICS stock browser on ICS is smoother (scrolling and general responsiveness to touch) than Chrome on JB.
that's how frustrated I am with chrome.
Really? Well, your IMO is wrong. Chrome SUCKS at connecting to wifi hotspots that I FREQUENTLY visit. SUCKS. It hangs, freezes, chokes, then finally connects. This NEVER happens with Dolphin HD, at least in my experience. The bottom line is, I connect to the web via wifi in DOZENS of hospitals very frequently. Establishing such connections with the stock Chrome browser has been a miserable experience as described above since day one of receiving my smoking hot Nexus 7. Since switching to the Dolphin HD browser I have had nothing but smooth sailing.
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Really? Well, your IMO is wrong.
Not willing to take sides here, but connecting to a public WiFi usually takes 2 steps - the first making the physical connection to the WiFi AP and the second to fire up a browser to hit a T&C Page and agree to the providers policy.
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Not willing to take sides here, but connecting to a public WiFi usually takes 2 steps - the first making the physical connection to the WiFi AP and the second to fire up a browser to hit a T&C Page and agree to the providers policy.
Sounds good enough for me. This process works like a charm since I switched to Dolphin HD browser on the Nexus 7. On Chrome, well, you know the rest. Thank you.
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On another thread someone suggested that we could see flash enabled videos using dolphin. I can't see how to do that with the Nexus 7. Do any of you dolphin lovers know how.
Dolphin HD removed flash support soon after the announcement of when adobe would stop supporting flash, unfortuantely. You'll have to either find an old version of switch to any of the alternatives being mentioned.
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