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Just got Skyfire (awesome!). How does it compare to Dolphin HD and Opera Mobile

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Left Coast DJ, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Left Coast DJ

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    I'm new to Android and wading through my app selection. While I'm happy with the stock browser on my HTC Thunderbolt, I wanted to see if there are any browsers out there that are a little more slick. And I really like the tight Facebook integration of Skyfire 3.0.

    For those who have sampled Android browsers, how does Dolphin HD, Opera Mobile, and Xscope compare to Skyfire?
     

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    There is no comparison. Opera is faster but doesn't render FLASH, Xscope is worthless and Skyfire plays videos but not actually in screen. Dolphin HD is fast and renders FLASH.. it's overall the best for me, but I have only been using Android phones for 2 years. YOu may find another browser that suits your needs. They're all free.. give them all a try and see for yourself.
     
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    I didn't feel the need to get a 3-rd party browser, but that could just well be me. I'm more of the 'if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it' guy.
     
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    I'm using Opera Mobile 11, because it supports Flash, has smoother scrolling, more features and is faster than the default Android browser.
    I don't like Skyfire. Dolphin HD is a good alternative.
     
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    xScope is my personal favorite, I use Opera Mini when I have a weak data connection though as it is the fastest
     
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    It's a personal preference, but I really like Dolphin HD.

    Tried skyfire, too ADD for me.
     
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    Dolphin MINI (not HD) for me.
     
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    Used to use xScope, but it got very slow, using Miren now, much faster and tabs are always on the screen.

    I do keep checking out Opera, it is blazing, blows the webkit browsers away on Android, but it does feel 'foriegn' to Android, I can't explain any better :/
     
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    I have been using Opera and I like the speed, but the text is a bit weird looking. (I guess it's the font.)

    I was reading somewhere, can't remember where, about how to change Opera's default view to desktop rather than mobile. Can someone point me in the right direction?
     
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    Don't forget Firefox. I really like a lot of things about it, particularly when you add a few of the extensions that are available. I especially like the fast-scrolling control that can be added, as well as the ability to snapshot a page to PDF with two taps, and the way it handles tabs is very convenient, too.
     
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    Settings - Mobile View - OFF
     

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