Whats your favorite browser? so many to choose from now


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  1. Nak#57

    Nak#57 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Stock vs skyfire vs dolphin hd vs opera etc.

    Just wanted to know which browser you guys are using and why? You know what features you like about the one you use? I've gone from stock to original Dolphin to opera to skyfire back now to dolphin hd but I like a little bit from all of them. Maybe there is something I didnt know from one the you guys use. :confused:
     

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  2. ap3604

    ap3604 Well-Known Member

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    I always use the stock browser on any mobile device.

    It's probably just paranoia but there are confirmed worms/viruses out there that can infect mobile operating systems like iphone os, android, etc. As more people get smartphones I could guarantee the amount of these viruses go up in the future.

    I would much rather have the stock browser with its built in google security systems versus a browser from a developer that I dont know what they have done to secure my device...

    (again... probably just paranoia)
     
  3. Viralmind

    Viralmind Well-Known Member

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    I use the stock browser.
    I haven't had any problems with it, and I like how it runs, so I haven't looked at the other ones.
     
  4. avacomputers

    avacomputers Well-Known Member

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    Stock
     
  5. alamoe

    alamoe Well-Known Member

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    stock is ok but dolphin hd drinks it's milkshake!
     
  6. Buck Shot

    Buck Shot Well-Known Member

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    just switched to dolpinh HD... iTS very nice
     
  7. techrider62

    techrider62 Well-Known Member

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    skyfire
     
  8. Air Force One

    Air Force One Well-Known Member

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    I use Skyfire as my default but have been playing with Dolphin HD. Before Skyfire and DolphinHD I used regular Dolphin and then switched to xScope for what I perceived to be a faster experience.

    The reason I use Skyfire is it's as fast as any of them but also has the potential to play Flash content if it happens to be where I'm surfing.
     
  9. Talderon

    Talderon Well-Known Member

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    I use stock.

    I like SkyFire on WM, but on Android it uses a TON of memory for it's cache. I got rid of it because of this.

    I haven not used Dolphin in a while, but I didn't see anything that would make me want to trade off to something other than Stock.
     
  10. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    Stock :) I'd use chrome...but for some reason we don't have that choice do we? >_>
     
  11. Air Force One

    Air Force One Well-Known Member

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    I agree on the memory issue and Skyfire. I'm always in the manage apps setting emptying the cache
     
  12. Soupdragon

    Soupdragon Well-Known Member

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    Xcope lite. Fast enough for me tho I haven't tried anything else except for stock.
    It has an "auto clear cache on exit"option.
     
  13. zillah

    zillah Well-Known Member

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    I have skyfire as my current default, but want to change it back to stock. Stock is more stable. The sharing options that I was very excited about (like emailing a link to yourself or somebody else) comes with a price: whatever email address you give it, it will get spammed. Not cool.

    I'll keep skyfire for flash, but other than that stock is still the best.

    Use opera if I really need to use the web fast and only have an edge connection. Opera is faaaaaaaaast.
     
  14. zillah

    zillah Well-Known Member

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    BTW, sort of OT, but:

    Anyone know how to change one's default browser? I can't find it anywhere in the application settings menu of either the browsers or the OS itself.
     
  15. 2003vstrom

    2003vstrom Well-Known Member

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    dolphin HD works perfect for me
     
  16. Jleagle

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    No one using Firefox?
     
  17. muzicman0

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    Settings|applications|Manage Apps|[Your current default browser]|Clear defaults

    except...now that I look on mine, browser doesn't seem to be listed under 'Manage apps'...not sure why...???
     
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  18. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I have been switching back and forth from stock to skyfire to dolphin, but now I am sticking to Dolphin HD, it's fast and has a lot of nice features.
     
  19. darkkterror

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    I like Mobile Firefox but probably won't use it as my main browser until it's further along in development. It sometimes feels slow compared to the stock browser and doesn't have pinch-to-zoom. It is in alpha so I'm hopeful that those will be fixed in a later version. Until then I use the stock browser or I use the opera mini browser whenever I need to download something that the stock browser won't allow for some reason. I'd probably use the Opera browser all the time if it had pinch-to-zoom.
     
  20. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member

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    Stock. Love the bookmark thumbnails.

    Dophin HD is great but something about Dolphin always feels cluttered.
    The "flick" option doesnt work properly with address bar..instead of waiting to be "flicked" down it auto appears whenever I scroll up. MAJOR annoyance.
    The update removed YT video dowloading so stock still wins.

    Opera is great for speed and reading.
     
  21. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

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    You mean 'Fennec'? ;)

    I use xScope, pretty fast, easy to manage (tabs, history, etc.) and nice skins. Havn't really extentially tested anything else tho (other than the stock).

    EDIT: More info on xScope:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUAYyUQRb4Y
     
  22. t0ph0id

    t0ph0id Well-Known Member

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    Dolphin HD, it's just super!
     
  23. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member

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    When you're in Manage Applications, make sure you hit the Menu button and change the Filter from "Downloaded" to "All". It's on "Downloaded" by default if you've never changed it. Browser should show up then.
     

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