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Dophin browser slowdown

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rdalcanto, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Well-Known Member
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    I tried Dolphin yesterday. I liked the pinch-zoom (I came from iphone), but I noticed that if I had a few windows open, it REALLY slowed down. The default browser doesn't seem to suffer from this problem. My old iphone didn't either. I could have 5 windows open no problem. As a result, I uninstalled Dolphin. Anyone else notice that?
     

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  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    Yeah it can't handle more than 3 windows well.
     
  3. gentlefury

    gentlefury Well-Known Member
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    I actually stopped using Dolphin recently when I realized it was the reason for my horrible battery life.

    I went all day yesterday only using the default browser and got about 8 hours.

    With dolphin I was lucky to get 3.

    I actually tested in the middle of the day to see if it was my imagination.

    I loaded a page in dolphin and could actually see the battery level go down as it was loading a page.
     
  4. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Well-Known Member
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    Clearing the cache will help performance (to a point).
     
  5. shrink57

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    A viable alternative with pinch zoom is xScope (has both free and pay versions). I switched from Dolphin to xSope and have been quite satisfied. The developer is very responsive to user feedback.
     
  6. JoeProcopio

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    i second xScope...dev is very willing to listen to suggestions and takes feedback very well.

    i like the single finger zooming, and if you continuously tap the window, it continuously keeps zooming in...

    it's a little bland looking right now, but he's working with a designer to help the look
     

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