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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mobil3gen, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. mobil3gen

    mobil3gen Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So so so excited about this! I was never really that satisfied with Dolphin, so I'm pumped! Who else plans on using this app? :D

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  2. pwrmedia

    pwrmedia Member

    Agreed, was a huge Opera fan when i was WinMo user! Just downloaded about 2 hours ago, and renders pages fairly well....kinda disappointed they didn't sneak any Flash support into the beta, but not a deal breaker! Also noticed that it uses less system mem that stock browser, which will be great when multitasking w/ minimal lag!
  3. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    whats wrong with the stock android browser??? :thinking:

    good enough for me.
  4. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    Loving the Opera Mini 5 version. The UI is a lot better than the older versions. Load time, when compared with the stock browser, is a lot faster. I also like the fact that such little internal memory is used.

    Absolutely can't wait for Opera 10. It is going to be sick!!!
  5. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    i completely change my mind. operamini is teh awesome
  6. shawheim_a

    shawheim_a Android Enthusiast

    I'm using it now!
  7. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    One thing I hope they change, though, is the ability to have static scrolling. Other than that it is great.
  8. erniebernie

    erniebernie Newbie

    ..and perhaps an option to zoom in even further. Small buttons and checkboxes can be a real pain to hit with with a finger :)

    Other than that, it's very good. I use it mainly because of it's much faster than the rest.
  9. jimdroid

    jimdroid Android Expert

    I hope they add the ability to share a link. I know you can copy the URL and then go to email and paste it in, but it's something I do all the time. Other than that, and the sometimes less-than-optimal page rendering, I love it.

  10. Eaglesfan9106

    Eaglesfan9106 Android Enthusiast

    the only thing that bugs The hell out of me is the scrolling its so inaccurate and you can't do one flick through the whole page but on a awsome note no more freaking lag when typing in this forum and this browser is fricken fastttttttt
  11. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    man its nice. having a lil arrow on the screen and control it with the d pad on the droid phone
  12. Mama Luigi

    Mama Luigi Well-Known Member

    I'm not a huge fan of the "mouse" pointer myself, and the behavior of text boxes is a little weird (you have to hit enter to start entering text and then enter again to stop), but it's very fast. A few more rendering quirks than the other browsers but so fast I have now put a shortcut to it on my main home screen.

    I used Dolphin for a little while but quickly ditched it because of the bad interface. I couldn't figure out how to do even basic tasks. Steel was basically Dolphin with a slightly better interface but not as many features, but then I felt like why was I bothering to use a third-party browser at all?
  13. BoulderAndroidFan

    BoulderAndroidFan Android Enthusiast

    Used all the browsers and like Opera Mini 5. It's fast, though I notice the content is different than on other browsers b/c it goes through their servers. Google News items are different too with more of a European bent. Also, the browser doesn't seem to keep a cache so it doesn't hog memory like the stock browser. Too bad flash lite doesn't work on it.
  14. mkhopper

    mkhopper Well-Known Member

    While I like the speed of Opera, I've noticed one pretty glaring bug.

    On some sites, in either portrait or landscape mode, the entire left side of the page is chopped off and you can't scroll to the right to see it.

    And other than the speed aspect, I don't really see anything so much better with this browser than Infinity.

    Bring on Fennic.
  15. erniebernie

    erniebernie Newbie

    Did you turn off "Mobile view" in Settings? Also, a lot of sites auto-directs you to mobile pages, happens in all mobile browsers in my experience (haven't tried Infinity though).

    Good speed is the #1 selling point in my view, other browsers are sooo slow. If Opera's servers cached the site you are visiting it's even faster.. :D

    It's still in beta, so let's hope the rendering gets better :)
  16. mkhopper

    mkhopper Well-Known Member

    Yes, I made sure to not be looking at the mobile versions of sites just to verify that was or wasn't the problem.
    This doesn't occur on all sites, just some that I've noticed so far.

    Best Buy is one site in particular. I also saw it on the account login page of the Sirius satellite radio site, but when I look today, it works ok. So maybe the problem is intermittent?
  17. erniebernie

    erniebernie Newbie

    This happends to me also, but I believe it's mainly a web page problem, and not the browser's fault. A lot of web sites redirects phone users to mobile version, and not all mobile sites links back to the "real" version.

    I could be dead wrong of course :)
  18. JackGFuller

    JackGFuller Newbie

    Trying to download Opera Mini 5 to my Android MID computer. AndroidPit lists this url for the Market:


    but my Android browser says this is an invalid url. Any ideas??
  19. RDKamikaze

    RDKamikaze Android Enthusiast

    Aaaaaaand way to resurrect an old thread!! But that's okay, your problem sounds legit :)

    Could you explain it better? What hardware do you have, brand, model, etc.? Maybe wait a few days and try again? Let us know how it goes! :D

    P.S. You might want to create a new thread so we don't end up hijacking this one.

  20. JackGFuller

    JackGFuller Newbie

    Yes, good idea about a new thread -- this one was suggested by the web site when I began that process. Will move it to the "Tablet/MID" forum.
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