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Old August 5th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #51 (permalink)
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That text reflow is an extremely important feature for me. I always used Dolphin on my Samsung Infuse, and it reflowed the text after zooming in really well. However, I just got my new S3 and discovered, much to my dismay, that Dolphin does not reflow the text on the S3. Therefore, I've been on a hunt for a browser that will. So far, I've found that Chrome, Opera Mobile and Maxthon do. Now I'm looking for one that not only reflows the text easily, but that can view pages in desktop view, instead of mobile view. I know that Dolphin does that. I don't think that any of my text reflow browsers (Opera, Maxthon, or Chrome) will do that. If you all know of any browsers that have good text reflow AND can view pages in the Desktop mode, please let me know.
Opera has text reflow AND can view pages in the Desktop mode.

Click on Opera menu (O icon) > Settings (Cog icon) > Advanced > User Agent > Desktop

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Old August 5th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I use dolphin browser mainly because tabs are easily accessible. Not to mention there are a ton of plugins and add-ons that make the browser even better.
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I use the ICS+ browser. Seems to do what it does. Browse the net.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Opera has text reflow AND can view pages in the Desktop mode.

Click on Opera menu (O icon) > Settings (Cog icon) > Advanced > User Agent > Desktop
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Old August 5th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I use the ICS+ browser. Seems to do what it does. Browse the net.
I used it until recently. The ONLY complaint for me was pinch zoom. For.me it would often zoom out again as soon as I remove my fingers
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ive tried alot of browsers,on my s2,Boat browser was best so ive stuck with that on my S3.
i tried google chrome but it seemed slow and choppy.gutted cos i wanted to use it on my laptop aswell.maybe i didnt set it up right..
I don't know how, I've had a bunch of them including Boat, and Chrome imo is the smoothest and fastest, I've never noticed anything choppy with it... and it's the closest to Opera in terms of text reflow/fitting, and it's nice being able to flip back and forth quickly between desktop and mobile view for certain sites. Nothing really to set up, you pretty much install it and that's it as the setting are all fairly basic.

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That text reflow is an extremely important feature for me. I always used Dolphin on my Samsung Infuse, and it reflowed the text after zooming in really well. However, I just got my new S3 and discovered, much to my dismay, that Dolphin does not reflow the text on the S3. Therefore, I've been on a hunt for a browser that will. So far, I've found that Chrome, Opera Mobile and Maxthon do. Now I'm looking for one that not only reflows the text easily, but that can view pages in desktop view, instead of mobile view. I know that Dolphin does that. I don't think that any of my text reflow browsers (Opera, Maxthon, or Chrome) will do that. If you all know of any browsers that have good text reflow AND can view pages in the Desktop mode, please let me know.
Chrome does that, all you do is hit the capacitive menu button when browsing, select "Request desktop site", and that's it
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Anybody tried Firefox for Android yet (saw an add for it when I installed FF on my desktop yesterday but I haven't had the time to try it yet)?
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Google chrome works amazing
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Firefox Mobile is nowhere close to PC counterpart. Chrome is good, if it only had Flash support... For now, I'll stick with Dolphin HD
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Anybody tried Firefox for Android yet (saw an add for it when I installed FF on my desktop yesterday but I haven't had the time to try it yet)?
I'm happy with Firefox. It's great if you also use Firefox on your desktop/laptop, as the mobile version syncs open tabs, bookmarks, history, etc.
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i like Chrome. Use it for PC and my phone.
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