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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidAbuser, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. DroidAbuser

    DroidAbuser Member
    Thread Starter

    As the title says, what is everyone's feelings now that ICS is rolling out for the GT for their preferred browser?

    I like the stock browser but I do not think you can export out bookmarks...so I am hesitant in getting to cozy with it!

    I have been trying Dolphin for the last few days and frankly it is getting on my last nerve. Seems they have tried to condense it down so much that I can find anything easily....for instance...it does not even have a back button!!! What kind of browser does not have a back button?

    Also, I don't like how the top bar disappears so you have to scroll all the way up to the top to go to a different site or navigate away from the page. I used Dolphin Pad on the GT back when I was running HC and like that a lot better.

    Thinking about trying Chrome or Firefox....any other opinions out there so far?


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  2. sik00

    sik00 Android Enthusiast

    I swap between the stock browser and chrome beta, although I've found myself using stock more and more lately. The top bar disappearing has never been a big deal to me. Just touching the screen and moving the page slightly brings it back up, then I just click the address bar so it stays while I type my stuff in or hit the bookmarks button.

    If its not broke, I won't fix it. Stock browser has always been good to me, so I show it love in return ;)
  3. DroidAbuser

    DroidAbuser Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your response. I would def consider using the stock but the whole exporting BM's kind of sucks.......I have a lot of BM's:)

    I can't believe Dolphin removed something as simple as a back button....lol

    Maybe I will check out chrome and/or ff sometime soon!
  4. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Android Expert

    Chrome. I use the desktop version too. It is very nice to have any and all bookmarks synchronized between my phone, my desktop, my laptop and my Note 10.1
  5. sik00

    sik00 Android Enthusiast

    I have a lot of bookmarks too, and I use chrome on my desktop, so its a plus for me to be able to just sign in to my account on the phone and have all my bookmarks sync over. I use 3 different devices so I just edit bookmarks on the desktop and let the rest sync.
  6. mikejacobs99

    mikejacobs99 Lurker

    I use Dolphin, which works very well, and it has a plug-in for LastPass, which I use.
  7. Jacksmyname

    Jacksmyname Well-Known Member

    Another Dolphin convert here.
    Never had any problems with the stock browser, but it's now a bit twitchy with ICS.
    The address bar stutters trying to auto hide. Not a big deal, but that kind of thing annoys me.

    ETA: You can also import bookmarks from Google.
  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Stock is good. Especially with desktop mode.
  9. Cogito

    Cogito Newbie

    I've tried those mentioned in this thread and other browsers, and I'm still looking! My problem seems to be primarily with NBC TV full episodes. I've tried my usual Dolphin HD browser, the stock browser, and also Opera, ICS Browser +, Maxthon, and Chrome. With Dolphin and the stock browser, the little circle indicating loading just keeps spinning and nothing ever loads; with ICS Browser, Maxthon and Chrome, the area just stays black, and Opera seems to freeze on the site altogether. I have no problem viewing CBS TV episodes. Is anyone able to view TV episodes on NBC.com? If so, I'd appreciate any suggestions. (I did try different episodes in hopes that the problem was limited to only one; no such luck.) Thank you!
  10. bjtcars

    bjtcars Well-Known Member

    Chrome user here as well. I have it on 2 desktops (work and home) phone and tablet. Besides the great syncing I love the "other devices" in settings. For instance if I am reading something at work and cant finish it I can read it later when I get home or enroute to home when taking the train.
  11. skoshi130

    skoshi130 Newbie

    I switched to chrome, one of the biggest things I can sync with my other items
  12. Coach70

    Coach70 Member

    Chrome. Turns out I like it so much I changed my desktop computer to use it as well. I love that my viewing history and bookmarks are shared between my devices. I'm now discovering Chrome apps - a whole new world I didn't even know existed before ICS showed up.
  13. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I use Firefox which is tablet compatible now. I also use Firefox on my PC at home, much better interface, tabs, and speed over the stock IExplorer which is a bloated piece of software. The plugins for Firefox are much more logical and the selection is much better. IE is just garbage thrown in for the sake of having a web browser in Windows.

    Firefox is much faster than stock on my Tab as well as it renders as it downloads rather than waiting for data and then rendering the page.
  14. DC1022

    DC1022 Well-Known Member

    I'm liking the new stock browser for the desktop view permanently staying when i click it. But i love the way chrome works and how fast it is. I'm sure they will make the desktop view permanent instead of having to click request desktop site each time.
  15. JPG619

    JPG619 Newbie

    I been using dolphin and like it a lot.

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