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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by quest7, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. quest7

    quest7 Android Enthusiast
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    Okay, I know this has been asked often and I search it already. But, far as smartphones go, which is better to use? Out of habit, I use Google search for everything. But, I'm wondering am I missing out on some tech goodies as far a switching to a browser. Thanks and Happy New Year.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is, if a web browsers is going to use Google search, why not just use Google search peroid?

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    If you use a browser you can choose which search engine. That's probably about it.

    Personally I always use a browser because I find search widgets to be ugly clutter, and can't be bothered with a separate search app which will then open a browser to view results. So I just open a browser to start with (and indeed freeze or uninstall the search app, as I don't use it).
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  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    The only advantage of using the search app is Google Now, and since I am not really a fan of that, I use a browser.
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  4. !on

    !on Android Expert

    Browser, because:

    What on earth is that "persistent search bar" all about? It's just a button which takes you to the google search page! My phone already has a button for that! :rolleyes: . That gets removed every time.

    I use the button for quick search, browser when I'm browsing.
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  5. dibblebill

    dibblebill Android Expert

    Failing that, my HTC One and Nexus 10 can both just swipe one tab left (I like having only 1 home screen) and I'm there. Why give me a persistant bar *grumpy*
  6. quest7

    quest7 Android Enthusiast
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    Hot dog, that cleared it up. My stock browser freezes up sometimes and I heard chrome runs through your battery.

    Guess I wanted it simply, by using just one for everything.

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