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  1. pittguy578

    pittguy578 Well-Known Member
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    One of the reasons I didn't get a Droid is because I want a browser that doesn't automatically download the Mobile versions of web pages-if I am buying a smart phone, I don't want a dumb downed web page, especially if I am in an area that has decent speed.

    Which browser is the best? Is there going to be a version of Firefox/Opera for Droid?
     

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  2. krazykrivda

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    I Personally use dolphin browser and thing it is great. Also support mullti touch on droid
     
  3. alphabets

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    i also downloaded dolphin recently and i love it. and yes, firefox is in the making for android. cant wait for that!
     
  4. Fadelight

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    :D I am on the edge of my seat waiting for Fennec.

    Firefox for mobile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Love the quote right below that about lack of iPhone support, too. I laughed out loud.




    EDIT: Added video I found shortly after the post.

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/18/fennec-firefox-mobile-shows-off-its-beta/
     
  5. falcon444

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    Just downloaded Dolphin 30 minutes ago. Early indications are great. Pages begin to render while loading; multi-touch pinching works great. Easy entering of URLs. .... more to follow.:)
     
  6. pastafarian

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    Dolphin rules the roost for now...till something better comes along.
     
  7. krazykrivda

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    don't forget, skinable, AND cuztomizeable gestures!
     
  8. avongil

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    You can set the user agent switch in Dolphin to Desktop, Android or iPhone...

    So setting it to Desktop should do the trick for you.

    IMHO, options like this are why one should look into Android over any other platform. The openness of the platform is bringing in new features by storm. (pinch zoom, user agent switching etc...)
     
  9. lekky

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    Don't forget steel, its kind of in between dolphin and the default browser in terms of functions. If dolphin is overkill, give steel a try.

    I actually have both steel and dolphin and use one or the other depending on my mood!
     
  10. jatitzer

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    Dolphin is awesome and I use it as my default browser, but skyfire is a great browser that I use quite often as well. While we are still waiting on Froyo and flash10.1, skyfire gives us an alternative by playing many flash videos in the browser.
     
  11. othgar

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    I use Dolphin HD and Xscope. Xscope is much faster but I don't like the bookmark system.
     
  12. v1nsai

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    I use opera and it's great, I just can't get comfortable in dolphin and xscope is awesome but it feels a little glitch and unfinished
     
  13. Niir

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    im chucking dolphin HD in as well, its a lovely browser, but bring on firefox!!
     
  14. Taylored

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    I have tried Opera, Skyfire, and Dolphin. I like Dolphin the best. Skyfire is good, but I prefer Dolphin for now. I cannot understand how people enjoy using Opera... it is fast but annoying in almost every other way.
     
  15. Tre Lawrence

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    If Opera is anything like it was for BB, I understand the sentiment above.

    Will give Dolphin a try.
     
  16. 0sync0

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    Is there any reason to use Dolphin instead of Dolphin HD?
     
  17. jonwlewis

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    I would use Dolphin HD. It runs smoother than the original Dolphin. The add ons and themes are great too.
     
  18. grainysand

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    Absolutely none. Dolphin HD is superior in every way.
     
  19. Beerkan

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    Gotta be Dolphin HD.
    (for the moment)
     
  20. 0sync0

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    I was surprised and disappointed the Android browser doesn't sync with Google bookmarks.

    I like that Dolphin HD does sync with Google bookmarks. I would like it even better if it supported the labels.
     
  21. derek533

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    Anyone know how to sort bookmarks in dolphin HD?
     
  22. Taylored

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    Nothing that I can find, but less us know if you figure it out.
     
  23. Reciprical

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    I like the Opera Mini Browser. I liked Dolphin HD but they took out the You Tube thing and it was sometimes a little slow. When is Firefox coming out? never tried it but would like to.
     
  24. Thomas_AR

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    Opera is and was always my choice, more as i use it on my desktop; sync of bookmarks is important and so far the fastest on my Milestone.
     
  25. jrwaltb

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    Xscope for me. Kills D hd.
     

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