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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by -=Jeff=-, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    other then the OEM Browser do Dolphin and Firefox support flash?

    I had to replace my droid and did not do a backup so I don't have any of my bookmarks in the browser or any of the remembered WiFi connections

    not sure why they are there, I thought they use to be stored on google

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  2. Using Google I came up with ... Best Android browser 2011: which should you use? | News | TechRadar ... and the answer ... Yes.

    ... Thom
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  3. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I had Dolphin HD before.. used it one part time

    now that I found a way to get my book marks on Dolphin from my PC I am happy, Dolphin seems much better then the OEM Browser.

    I have Firefox as well as I hoped it would work well since I use it as my main browser on the PC, but it still seems quite slow
  4. I had a web page at ... Pathways for Keene - North Bridge Slideshow ... that is rendered very poorly in Browser. I sat down to tweak it. I tried it in Dolphin and found it was exactly the way I wanted it out of the box.

    ... Thom
  5. Jetster220

    Jetster220 Member

    How did you do that??
  6. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Download Bookmarks to SD from the MArket and install on your phone.

    Open it up and export your bookmarks from dolphin to SD. (name it something easy)

    Do this next part on the Computer.. export your bookmarks from your browser (becomes an html file) name it the same as you did for the phone.

    Copy the html from your PC to your phone overwriting your file you created on the phone.

    Run the Bookmarks to SD again and import that file to Dolphin.

    All done..

    not sure you need to do the dolphin export first but when I found the info when I searched around for it.

    I am now using Dolphin as my default browser
  7. kingnut

    kingnut Well-Known Member

    Dolphin hd all day
  8. fyrmd

    fyrmd Member

    I tried Dolphin a bit ago and really liked it, but it seemed to suck my battery down. Anyone else having similar issues?
  9. amazinz5

    amazinz5 Well-Known Member

    there are two versions, hd and mini. switching to mini might help. not sure what the difference is other than the size of the app.
  10. whompus60

    whompus60 Newbie

    Some of the features that HD supports that are not on Mini are add-ons, bookmarks folder and sorting, data backup, theme pack and multi-language. It also allows file uploading which is not in Mini. Hd will use more cpu cycles when running and therefore use more battery life. I have not noticed a lot more use but have noticed a bit more.
  11. richphitzwell

    richphitzwell Well-Known Member

    Almost all the browsers support flash...firefox does not support flash though.
    There are a number of browsers and each one is improving, but in my opinion non are as good as they should be, but seem to be getting better.
    Dolphin is my preferred but up until recently had some nasty bugs with scrolling
    ff seems to lag on some forums
    opera has issues with js, specifically google translate.
    maxthom, only played with it, seems like dolphin in many ways
    anyways there are alot of browsers, try them all if you like and pick the one you prefer...its your phone afterall
  12. Somniferum

    Somniferum Android Enthusiast

    Big Dolphin HD fan, but lately I just can't get enough of Boat Browser. It’s super-fast and has all the features I need, without some of the annoyances of Dolphin (accidentally sliding the favorites open when trying to scroll horizontally, for example, always drove me nuts). Highly recommend Boat Browser at the link to the Market above.

    Oh and forgot to mention -- it does support Flash.
  13. kingnut

    kingnut Well-Known Member

  14. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Anyone having problems with HD restarting itself. For example go to a page and it just closes up?
  15. richphitzwell

    richphitzwell Well-Known Member

    Yup happens, probably daily or so. Ive had it happen on nearly every browser though.

    If you guys really want to see a site that messes with every browser try The Hot Pepper

    Dolphin, try to login
    Opera, try to write anything
    Firefox, works for a little while then lags like no other to the point it is useless...usually just a couple minutes in.

    and so forth.
  16. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

  17. mhynek

    mhynek Member

    I use X Scope and find that it handles most websites well. It also supports flash and can be configured to do so on demand. It is my favorite browser on my Bionic.
  18. richphitzwell

    richphitzwell Well-Known Member


Motorola Droid Bionic Forum

The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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