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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by pittguy578, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. pittguy578

    pittguy578 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

    krazykrivda Well-Known Member

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

    alphabets Newbie

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

    Fadelight Android Expert


    :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

    falcon444 Lurker

    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

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

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

    krazykrivda Well-Known Member

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

    avongil Newbie


    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

    lekky Lover

    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

    jatitzer Lurker

    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

    othgar Well-Known Member

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

    v1nsai Member

    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

    Niir Well-Known Member

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

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

    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

    Tre Lawrence Android Expert

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

    Will give Dolphin a try.
     
  16. 0sync0

    0sync0 Well-Known Member

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

    jonwlewis Well-Known Member

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

    grainysand Android Expert

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

    Beerkan Android Enthusiast

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

    0sync0 Well-Known Member

    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

    derek533 Member

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

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

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

    Reciprical Lurker

    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

    Thomas_AR Newbie

    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

    jrwaltb Lurker

    Xscope for me. Kills D hd.
     
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