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Best web browser app?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kmt83923, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. kmt83923

    kmt83923 Member
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    I got the Vibrant today and the default web browser, although fast, is frustrating to navigate with all the constant zooming and scrolling necessary to read through the content. What's the best mobile web app for this phone?
     

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  2. Nickk

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    I'm using dolphin HD, I love it. The pinch to zoom feature is really nice.
     
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  3. aci78

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    I think this is one of the if not the best browser out there now. Not the only pinch to zoom browser, but looks great on my vibrant, and also lets me PTZ. Good enough for me.
     
  4. kmt83923

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    Thanks for the responses! One more (stupid) question, as I'm new to Androids. What about Dolphin makes it a good browser versus something like skyfire?
     
  5. HoOn

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    Dolphin HD is the best Web browser App. ;)
     
  6. crestsider

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    I use dolphin hd as well, very easy to navigate around with. Bookmarking is easy as well plus they are making it more customizable with different color themes.
     
  7. Robinelli

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    Thank you thank you thank you!!! The browser that comes on this phone is sub par. I just added this and I am so much happier. I can post without that weird zoom problem!
     
  8. Robinelli

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    thank you for asking this! I didn't realize I could change the browser. I just got dolphin and it is much better.
     
  9. deecampp

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    Since the final version of Opera Mini was released last week, it is hands down the best android browser. it is incredibly fast, and has a very attractive minimalist design.
     
  10. indiemixer

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    I used Opera as my default browser for the G1, but now that I have the Vibrant I don't see the point as the Vibrant loads full websites much faster. The time it takes for a website to be compressed on Opera Mini is the same amount of time for a page to load on the Vibrant stock browser, and Opera Mini also doesn't have Javascript or Pinch-to-zoom.
     
  11. lexluthor

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    I loved Opera on my Winmo phones. It was light years faster than other browsers. Now, on a fast Android phone, the difference isn't great and I don't think giving up javascript is worth it.

    The OM version released last week does include pinch to zoom though.

    I'll give xScope a vote. I didn't really like dolphin for some reason (didn't like the rendering) and have found xScope to be very good. Best implementation of tabs, I think.
     
  12. RansZ28

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    Dolphin HD!
     
  13. jam7i

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    opera mini still the fastest but looks like low quality. dolphin looks good but slower than opera mini.
     
  14. kacol16

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    google chrome beta is awesome too (only for ics roms tho)
     

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