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  1. flyjbaker

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    Dolphin MINI.....not regular Dolphin....not Dolphin HD.....Dolphin Mini. It is what i have always used on my phone and I just got my TP and it works wonderfully....fastand with true iPad smooth scrolling. Give it a try. Now I have to figure out a decent keyboard....
     

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    I love the default android keyboard for the prime. Not the asus keyboard. I type extremely fast with this one and it looks really nice. Ill go check out dolphin mini
     
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    Let me know what you think!
     
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    I'm a fan of the Thumb Keyboard, but I don't use the "thumb" layout. I prefer to have the full QWERTY keyboard laid out so I can type on it like a physical keyboard, or with one hand. The Thumb Keyboard is really nice because it allows you to adjust the size of the keys, and you also have long-press options for the more common punctuation marks and numbers.
     
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    i actually prefer Boat Browser - less clutter.

    i'm also using Thumb KB, and it's pretty nice. taking a little bit to get the hang of it, but i like it better than the standard kb layout.
     
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    I will check out boat browser. And I don't know how you could get any less clutter than dolphin mini....kinda the whole idea....but I will give it a go. People have been complaining about the browsing experience on this thing. It replaced an iPad for me and I am hear to ell you that it is at least as good with this browser. I will also check that thumb keyboard.
     
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    Thumb keyboard is the best, only takes an hour or so to get used to it. You don't have to change the way you hold it to type anything. You can hold the ?123 key like you would hold a shift key, type the numbers/symbols you need and then let go and it will go back to the standard layout. There is also a thumbtack icon key that allows you to program text shortcuts with anything you want, such as your email, address, usernames, etc.
     
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    I've gotten into the beta testing for AI's floating keyboard and it's nice.
     
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    Using DolphinHD. I like it.
     
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    Dolphin Mini?? I use Opera the majority of the time & Dolphin Hd when i need flash content.Doplhin for Pad was really nice & was designed really well for tablets but they never updated it.But Opera has the best scrolling from what I've seen so far.
     
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    I downloaded that keyboard above and did not like it right off the bat. It lags and the sapcebar is hard to hit. So far the android keyboard is winning. ...
     
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    I have neither of those issues with it. It is beta software, however, so it might be helpful if you report that to the developer.
     
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    Opera browser for sure. Try it.
     
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    I'm using the stock browser now after the ICS update to try it out... So far it's not bad... As for keyboard, I'm using Swift Key Tablet X, and love it.. So much better than the stock keyboard (both ASUS and stock android).
     
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    Ok tried the dolphin mini and.... Wow! This is way better and really does have iPad smoothness! Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    Glad you like it. I do honestly believe that the reason it works so well is that the default setting for flash content is "on demand"...meaning that if there is flash content, it does not load unless you select it....allowing for a non-flash iPad experience.
     
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    Dolphin HD does the same thing.
     
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    ICS browser+ it is basically just the stock ICS browser but with some tweaks (including a permanent user agent toggle). I usually prefer opera but the bookmark syncing to my chrome desktop browser is incredibly useful.

    Using thumb keyboard.
     
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    Need to qualify my "love of Opera". I've now used ICS, Dolphin HD, and the full Opera browser. Opera is far and away the smoothest for scrolling, zooming and overall speed. However, Flash does not yet play for me Opera, where is does play in the other two. Neither setting (enabled or on-demand) will play Flash.

    Is anyone else having this issue?
     
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    I tried both operas and neither would open flash....fail!
     
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    I tried quite a few browsers, and to be honest the stock browser isn't too bad IMO, but I agree, Boat is my favorite.

    I don't know if it was the dock, which I have connected almost all the time, but Dolphin didn't seem to be nearly as smooth as Boat with the dock.
     
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    Tried a bunch of browsers, and stopped at opera Mobile. Wow is this one nice, fast, smooth, and great features! I also just realized the stock Asus keyboard has swype capabilities!
     
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    I have still not found a browser that does not shut itself down when viewing the desktop version of cbssports.com - this goes for my Nexus or Prime, which makes me think it's a bug in ICS.
    Opening the site seems to work just fine, signing into the site from the main page seems to be the problem.

    I just tried it with Dolphin Mini (On my Nexus) and it shut down as well. I'll have to give it a try on my Prime when I get a chance.

    Edit: Tried it again on my Prime and it stopped working as well. No luck yet with Boat, Boat Mini, Dolphin HD, Dolphin Mini, Dolphin Pad, ICS Browser + and the regular browser.
    I've found my own work around, but it was quite frustrating testing all those browsers out for the same result in each one.
     
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    But will it play flash????
     

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