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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NeoteriX, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ever since I got the Evo, I've been using Dolphin Browser HD -- the combination of tabbed browsing and great features make it an overall improvement over the HTC/Eclair browser.

    Now that people are switching up to 2.2, are people switching back to stock for the much acclaimed speed improvements? Have people noticed significant differences between the new Froyo browser and Dolphin HD?

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  2. NicksGarage

    NicksGarage Android Enthusiast

    I switched back to the standard browser before 2.2 came out. Dolphin didn't handle zooming in on a page as well. I had to fuss with the page too much to get the text into one column. The standard browser just seems to do it right all the time. I found I didn't open multiple pages that often so the tabs weren't that big of an advantage.

    The biggest annoyance in using Dolphin is that if you set it to be the default browser, it takes over. I would be in the stock browser and click a link and it would open Dolphin. It shouldn't do that.

    Dolphin did load pages faster but it's like driving 85 vs 75. 75 is fast enough. I still have Dolphin installed and I'll continue to use it from time to time.
  3. novarider

    novarider Android Enthusiast

    75 is not fast enough for me
  4. ericshmerick

    ericshmerick Well-Known Member

    I actually like Skyfire followed by Opera Mini. There is nothing wrong with the stock browser, though.
  5. docprego

    docprego Android Enthusiast

    I too switched back to the stock browser. As was stated the stock browser does a beautiful job of reformatting the page after a double tap to zoom. That alone convinced me to stay stock.
  6. brownhornet

    brownhornet Android Enthusiast

    I switched back to stock... its definitely faster and the fact that I can view webpages in actuality now seals the deal.
  7. sagedil

    sagedil Android Expert

    Dolphin much better in 2.2. Zooming much, much better. I did have to uninstall an reinstall to fix some issues. But I used every browser yesterday and Dolphin won after I tweaked settings.
  8. supaumar

    supaumar Member

  9. aznmode

    aznmode Android Enthusiast

    I went went back to stock since dolphin doesn't seem to do flash 10. Not sure if there's a fix for it but i love dolphins additional options.
  10. Brainwreck

    Brainwreck Newbie

    Does the sensitivity seem down to anyone else on the stock browser? For example if i'm moving my finger down at a moderate speed the page will barely scroll at all.
  11. bosplya

    bosplya Newbie

    I use the stock now. But when I gave s low signal. I use opera mini or when I am on my job WiFi . I use opera mini. Bcuz u can go on any website without getting blocked/ restricted.
  12. Crodley

    Crodley Android Enthusiast

    Which settings? Do tell. :)
  13. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast

    i'm still on 2.1 but Dolphin is much easier to use, I just wish it didn't look so silly and would remember if i wanted the pages to be in "Classic View" or "Mobile View".
  14. heavychevy

    heavychevy Android Expert

    I'm using stock as I type this message but I still like the dolphin better. Its got more features and its working quicker on my phone. The flak isn't that big a deal for me to stock with the plain jane stock browser.
  15. SporkLover

    SporkLover Android Enthusiast

    I guess I need to try Dolphin to see what the hoopla is. I've thought the Stock Browser has been great, especially since I came over from WM, where the browsing experience is terrible, EVEN with Skyfire.
  16. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

  17. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast

    I loved dolphin but consistently found myself accidentally opening the bookmarks things too much. Due to sliding around screen. Got* annoying
  18. IXIShogunR1

    IXIShogunR1 Well-Known Member

    i used Dolphin for a little bit after 2.2 update cause my browser was all messed up.
    but after i got it all fixed i went back to stock. stock is just cleaner and i like its layout better.
    Dolphin has too much going on with it, but i did like the vol button scrolling that was really cool to play with
  19. heavychevy

    heavychevy Android Expert

    Personally I haven't seen any difference in webpage speeds. However I obviously cannot test them side by side.
  20. SporkLover

    SporkLover Android Enthusiast

    Is there a Dolphin HD bookmark widget like there is a Sense Bookmark widget?
  21. br0ck

    br0ck Lurker

    You can turn that easily that off by going to Menu, More, Settings and turning off "Enable swipe action". While you're in there, Gesture settings, Gesture button and "Hide" will get rid of that gesture button on the bottom left. With both of those things off, nothing should interrupt your browsing.

    Yes, get it here. It's crappy though because it doesn't have scrolling. You're better off using the Sense widget and setting your bookmarks up in the stock browser, and then just setting the bookmarks to open in Dolphin by making Dolphin the default browser. To to that, go to Dolphin and go to Menu, More, Settings, "Set as default browser".
  22. badankles

    badankles Android Expert

    hoping dolphin hd will come out with update to be more compatible with 2.2.
  23. aznmode

    aznmode Android Enthusiast

    So I reinstalled dolphin and it does support flash 10. You can click on the green down arrow and now flash loads. I like it more this way since it loads pages faster. If I want flash then just click on the arrow
  24. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    As an update, I now have Froyo and have quickly run the Sunspider test in Dolphin and the stock Froyo browser ( SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark )

    In a nutshell, it looks like Dolphin is benefiting from the Froyo enhancements, although to a slightly lesser extent than the stock browser. In just one test (so I haven't repeated it for consistency), I found that:

    -- In Dolphin with Froyo, the Sunspider test ran 2.09x as fast as one test on Dolphin on 2.1

    -- In the stock browser with Froyo, the Sunspider test ran 2.43x as fast as the same Dolphin test on 2.1
  25. Existence

    Existence Member

    Well i do not like the flash update. Now when im watching a flash movie it wont let me fast forward the clip. It pauses the clip instead of the dot moving to a later time. :(
    Anyone know how to fix this? Ive tried Skyfire, Dolphin and the stock browser. All same.

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