what browser do you use?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Raptor912, Mar 29, 2011.

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Which browser do you use as your primary browser?

  1. Stock browser (Chrome)

    73 vote(s)
    57.9%
  2. FireFox

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Skyfire

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  4. Dolphin HD

    43 vote(s)
    34.1%
  5. Opera

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. Bhelios

    Bhelios Well-Known Member
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    Mar 23, 2011
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    Uncanny Valley
    Dolphin HD (which I love on my DInc) is a FC festival on the Xoom... stock browser is solid and fast.
     

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  2. CKwik240

    CKwik240 Well-Known Member
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    So far, I have issues with all of the well known browsers.

    Opera - keeps going to mobile versions of sites even though it is not set to.

    Stock browser - has issues viewing parts of my school website.

    Dolphin - keeps having problems when I go back into the browser. Also had problems with items not showing up.

    Firefox - the no flash support does suck but if its temporary its not a big deal. But I also could not type in the text box to post in this thread either. This forum comes out in rather low Res too.

    So until one of these companies fixes these concerns, i'm going to need at least 2 browsers. :-(
     
  3. LunchBB

    LunchBB Well-Known Member
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    Jan 20, 2011
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    I first used about:debug to set chrome to desktop mode. I noticed many web sites including facebook with some enhanced feature not render properly. Now I change it to I pad mode, it works better and faster.
     
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  4. pflol

    pflol Well-Known Member
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    Aug 31, 2010
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    Oahu / Hawaii
    Dolphin MINI is great, really fast. I couldn't use dolphin HD b/c of the FC's when you restore.
     
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  5. LunchBB

    LunchBB Well-Known Member
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    Jan 20, 2011
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    oh wow, I just tried dolphin mini, it is really fast. I set the user agent to I pad and it loads facebook quick too. What about just the dolphin browser? Anybody try that?
     
  6. dvandam

    dvandam Well-Known Member
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    May 17, 2010
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    I found that Dolphin HD functions a lot better if you actually close out of it, as opposed to just hitting the "Home" button to get out. So far that's been the browser of choice for me now.
     
  7. LunchBB

    LunchBB Well-Known Member
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    Jan 20, 2011
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    Dophine Mini is super fast in rendering the page and scrolling up and down.
     
  8. bgrutter

    bgrutter Well-Known Member
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    Apr 20, 2010
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    For those of you that missed it, member BIGMERF has come through big. He has posted [URL:="http://androidforums.com/xoom-support-troubleshooting/312505-dolphin-fix.html"]here[/URL] a fix for Dolphin. As much as I love the Stock Browser, Dolphin is nearly flawless at this point.

    Hmmm...URL didn't work.

    http://androidforums.com/xoom-support-troubleshooting/312505-dolphin-fix.html
     
  9. carstarwr

    carstarwr New Member
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    Sep 4, 2011
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    I got my xoom about 3 weeks ago and I am using the stock web browser and it works OK. Are there any recommendations on a browser that works better with my xoom?
     
  10. Arun01

    Arun01 Well-Known Member
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    Oct 15, 2011
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    I was liking Dolphin for pad but they never update it.So I'm back to Dolphin HD.
     
  11. Kuchiku

    Kuchiku Member
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    I am using google chrome. Sometimes chrome becomes too slow that's when I use opera. Havent tried dolphin :)
     
  12. LunchBB

    LunchBB Well-Known Member
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    Jan 20, 2011
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    I just loaded up Miren Browser. It's quite a good one. fast page rendering. The best I like is how it handle screen real estate with the feature called Smart Full Screen. I really like it.
     
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  13. demank

    demank New Member
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    Jan 1, 2012
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    I am using dolphin pad currently...
     
  14. mrao

    mrao Well-Known Member
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    Sep 30, 2010
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    Have been using Opera Mobile now or some time...on my Xoom as well as my phone (Galaxy SII)...kinda prefer it to Dolphin and stock
     
  15. Cam

    Cam Well-Known Member
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    Aug 24, 2011
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    USAF
    Shreveport, LA
    Since the ICS update, I've been using ICS Browser+. It's a modified version of the stock ICS browser with a few slick added features.

    Android Market Link
     
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  16. burtie1980

    burtie1980 Member
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    May 19, 2011
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    I just started using ICS browser + as well.... pretty good so far, only a few extra features but hopefully there will be more :)
     
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  17. ToyotaTacoma

    ToyotaTacoma Well-Known Member
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    Mar 18, 2011
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    Pacific Northwest
    Posting this from Google Chrome on my Xoom, it is pretty cool. Worth a try if you are on ics.
     
  18. Ehrgeiz

    Ehrgeiz Member
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    Jan 20, 2012
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    - I can only dream of what ICS looks like on a real Xoom tablet. As for myself right now, it's Opera, Firefox, and stock browser. Not bad at all for a Webkit client, the stock.
     
  19. Opera is far and away the best imo, no checker boarding or white screen when scrolling, extremely fast, desktop mode for literally everything, and the way it handles bookmarks are the best too.

    Only downside I suppose is that I wish it had tabs.
     
  20. idic

    idic Well-Known Member
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    Jan 8, 2012
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    There's a better version -Quick ICS Browser. It has all these features plus many more, eg. option to customise quick controls and add and remove many options, as well as to have different ones at top, middle and bottom of the screen. Eg I can change user agent by swiping in at the top of the screen, and pressing one button. Great, and gets good updates too.
     
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  21. mjpartyboy

    mjpartyboy Well-Known Member
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    Jun 4, 2010
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    I'm a long time user of Dolphin HD on my Desire, but I'll give the stock browser a chance when I get my Xoom next week, as it appears to be more like Chrome than pre-Honeycomb native browsers.
     
  22. mjpartyboy

    mjpartyboy Well-Known Member
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    I set up the Xoom last night, but it's reporting a problem with Chorme data synching, so I haven't been able to check how well it has implemented my Chrome bookmarks, etc.
     
  23. mjpartyboy

    mjpartyboy Well-Known Member
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    Jun 4, 2010
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    How did Google release Honeycomb with a browser that doesn't have a persistent user agent option?!

    So I've got this great wide screen device and am stuck with mobile sites, which is really annoying when it's a mobile site that doesn't have a link to switch to the desktop/full site version.

    Whilst about:debug is a workaround, it reverts as soon as the device goes on standby.

    I like the Honeycomb stock browser compared to the one in previous versions of Android, but it looks like Dolphin will be going on the tablet, so I can control user agent when needs be and the Chrome sync feature isn't working to make that useful either.
     
  24. D Stickitinsk

    D Stickitinsk New Member
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    Apr 27, 2012
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    Chrome (Beta) all the way.
     
  25. mjpartyboy

    mjpartyboy Well-Known Member
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    Since going GED and ICS, I have been using ICS Browser +. It's basically the stock browser with some additional, useful functionality that Google should have included in the stock browser, such as a persistant user agent option. It also expands on the existing gestures feature, including some customisation.

    I will check out Chrome for Android later. I've always been surprised that Google haven't tried to bring their Chrome experience to Android sooner, since I got my first 2.1 phone.
     

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