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  1. droidluvr

    droidluvr Lurker
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    What's the best browser for Android? I've been using the 'stock' browser with minimal complains, but I'm wondering if there's something better out there.

    I've heard a lot of complaints about Firefox for droid...and though I haven't tried it out for myself, I'm staying far away from it.

    So any suggestions? I've heard someone say Dolphin is a good one?

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  2. FCUM

    FCUM Member

    I use Opera. Was the only one I could find that could match the smoothness of the browser that I had in my iphone.
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  3. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Dolphin or Boat
  5. valorian

    valorian Android Expert

    I've been using Dolphin. I really like the gesture support it has.
  6. Stevex998

    Stevex998 Newbie

    Installed Dolphin a couple of days ago...100 times better than standard.
  7. tbml

    tbml Newbie

  8. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    I've used Firefox as my default browser for a long, long time. Best UI of all and some nice extensions. Loads pages quickly. And no, I don't give a flying fig about friggin' flash.
  9. UssjTrunks

    UssjTrunks Android Enthusiast


    Opera is by far the smoothest browser on Android. It's also very quick. I would go for Mobile over Mini as it's just as fast, and more feature filled.
  10. audrey20142

    audrey20142 Lurker

    hi, just got my samsung galaxy s2. when i check my email, using Gmail, i cannot find my contacts anywhere! it's driving me mad! any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks. :)
  11. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    +1 for Dolphin.
  12. Bob253

    Bob253 Well-Known Member

    I use Dolphin HD or Opera.
    Would like to use FF because I use it on the Mac and it is pretty secure. But from the various forums FF on Android is crap ( no offence to anyone), just what I read, or maybe it's not so good.

    I am open to suggestions.
  13. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    I primarily use Opera Mini on my phone as it is very fast and saves on the data used.

    I primarily use Dolphin HD on my tablet as I really like the gestures and it supports Disqus unlike Opera Mobile.

    Occasionally, I use the stock browser on my phone and tablet as I found that the alternative browsers seem to not support a web page here or there where as the stock browser works for almost all pages I view.

    I don't set a default browser. I just select which ever one is approriate for the site or page.
  14. sparcflash

    sparcflash Newbie

    I used Miren happily for a while, now trying Maxthon Mobile - flash video and themes...plus sync w/ desktop if you want. So far so good!
  15. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

  16. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    ...and after further testing and 1 year with Boat-mini, I have switched to Dolphin HD. On my Galaxy Player 5.0 it is perfect! Very clean UI, and the "Webzine" UI is fantastic for RSS feeds. I just uninstalled Pulse, because I like Webzine so much better. Much more readable and easier to see what you're looking for. Saves articles to SD for off-line. Never thought I'd like or use gestures, but they are handy.

    I also just tried Firefox, which I was hoping would be decent, but it's just a resource hog. My player slowed to half speed, and chugged along even after exiting. Uninstalled within 5 minutes.
  17. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Using standard, market-issue Firefox 9. For me, it does take a few seconds to open up, but once going it loads pages and scrolls faster and smoother than the stock browser on GB 2.3.4. And I still like the UI best.
  18. tmaertin

    tmaertin Newbie

    I love Opera Mobile - part of the draw for me is I use Opera on windows, and Opera Link allows me to sync bookmarks, speed dial and site whitelists (sites that I allow javascript and/or plugins to run). Browser is fast and works well on android - you can even add an exit button to the menu that actually terms the app.

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