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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by djb28, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. djb28

    djb28 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Is anyone else using it? I love that i can sync my bookmarks to the phone. Maybe you can in others too. But i can not get Adobe Flash to install on FireFox. I figured if anything would let it push through that FF would be it. So now i have to use Dolphin too for the video aspect. Does anyone else have flash through Firefox working?
     


  2. nklenchik

    nklenchik Android Enthusiast

    In all honesty, the Firefox beta right now is just a shit browser. They need to do a lot of work with it to even catch up to the current best browsers.
     
  3. ggt1_02

    ggt1_02 Well-Known Member

    I tried it when the beta first came out. I wanted to like it but could not stomach how bad it is right now. They have a lot of work to catch up even to samsung's stock browser, IMO.
     
  4. lasportsfan

    lasportsfan Member

    Its coming along. Interface could be more smooth. No copy and paste yet and I hate when browsers don't have an exit button and continue running in the background. They haven't got flash working yet and I have a feeling when they do its going to slow it down significantly.
     
  5. MonkeyGrass

    MonkeyGrass Member

    It's kind of a mystery to me how the Mozilla team (who obviously knows how to put a nice, speedy browser together) can't get FF Mobile right. And they've been working on it for what, going on 2 years now? Seriously?

    It's awful. Slow, unresponsive, lacking in features and functionality, and just an un-inspired design for a mobile browser.

    I love FF on my laptops and other machines, Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client is always the first and last thing typed into IE on a new Windows installation. I was really hoping to be able to use bookmark sync and some of the other great features that I use with FF on my SF.

    Sadly, FF Mobile is a POS. It's HUGE for one (c'mon guys, 15-18MB for a mobile browser? wtf are you doing with all the code besides slowing everything to a crawl!) and just doesn't work very well. It eats up GOBS of ram on these phones.

    Dolphin kicks it's tail from top to bottom. Hell, even Samsung's stock browser is a much more enjoyable experience than FF Mobile. I just really got into Dolphin HD and the design of the slidable menu/bookmarks and options is just awesome. Now that's how you design a browser for a 4" mobile screen!!!
     
  6. Anthony2816

    Anthony2816 Well-Known Member

    I added a combination of Xmarks and Lastpass (now both owned by the same company). There's a yearly fee (can't recall how much), but between them they keep my passwords and bookmarks synched between my desktop computer (Firefox), my laptop (Firefox) and Fascinate (Dolphin HD).
     
  7. djb28

    djb28 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Your right. It sux! I have the Dolphin HD browser now. I like it but i am also likeing the LifeV2 browser. Its pretty cool and quick!
     
  8. TomTcom

    TomTcom Newbie

    I heard the RC is coming out soon however I still don't care for it too much. I would reccommend NetFront Life Browser or Skyfire. Although, Firefox has some good ideas, I found the bookmarks updating to slowly and lack of support for the common pages I went too. I have it uninstalled and waiting for a few more releases before trying it again.
     
  9. skooternb

    skooternb Member

    Tried Firefox and have only been using Dolphin since. You would think that a google based phone would have the best native browser of all the options though...
     
  10. tstone213

    tstone213 Lurker

    I noticed once I downloaded it, it kept freezing my phone when it was still running in the background. I just uninstalled it today. It's so slow and 1/2 the things don't load. I'm kinda sad that the people who designed the firefox web browser can't figure out how to make a kick ass mobile browser.
     
  11. tkyleus

    tkyleus Newbie

    I am a fan of FF on my PC but the Mobile version (tried the beta) is terrible. I hope it gets better - I am using Dolphin HD and it works great
     
  12. Mr Book

    Mr Book Newbie

    FF Mobile is nice but when I have the shrink text feature when zooming in active and it doesn't rescale the text, that's a killer for a mobile browser. Unless I'm missing something.

    Using Dolphin HD and it's miles ahead in usability.
     
  13. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    Dolphin mini and Xscope are my favorite browsers after trying many. They are small, simple to use and fast. Android stock browser is not bad, but it lacks useful UI of others.
     

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