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  1. mreortiz

    mreortiz Well-Known Member
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    I am new to the andriod line of phones and downloading apps and stuff. I see there is opera mini...dolphin browser...and then of course the regular browser that came on the phone. Is there really a big difference between using the regular browser or one of the other ones? Let me know. Thanks!

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  2. sag7392

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    I'm using Dolphin HD and I really like it so far.
     
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  3. ScorpDX

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    It's mostly a personal preference. I use Opera Mini because I was used to it on my BB. A lot people swear by Dolphin while just as many swear by the stock browser.

    It's all in what you like
     
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  4. binaryblitz

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    Right now I have stock, dolphinHD, opera, and skyfire installed. Just to test them out. I love skyfire the best so far. They are all similar but skyfire has a button to change the user agent between Android, desktop, and iPhone.
     
  5. gowcaizer1978

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  6. mreortiz

    mreortiz Well-Known Member
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    Wow...there is another option? skyfire?! OMG!!! All these apps have my head spinning...for real!
     
  7. gt33

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    Xscope is my favorite out of stock,dolphin hd and opera

    feels just like google chrome
     
  8. WUESTSIDER

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    I use Dolphine HD and XScope, both are awsome browsers... XScope has one finger "pinch to zoom" feature.
     
  9. VGPOP

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    The stock one without a doubt
     
  10. saturnine

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    Can any 3rd party browsers be set as the default?
     
  11. Thefoodman52

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    Yup yup, saturnine.
     
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  12. Aridon

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    Dolphin hd is great but you can't turn off flash. At least the last version i had you couldn't.

    Right now I'm using stockwith the flash 10.1 upgrade.
     
  13. andyahunt

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    Skyfire dye
     
  14. HatTrick327

    HatTrick327 Well-Known Member
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    I love the dolphin gestures
     
  15. Barats

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    I've only used the stock one so far and am pleased. I may give the others a try one day. Never was a fan of Opera at all so I will pass on that.
     
  16. jaime2563

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    I've used both Dolphin HD and Skyfire. I prefer Skyfire because of the option to choose between Desktop and Mobile webpages. I got frustrated with mobile pages loading on Dolphin.
     
  17. mreortiz

    mreortiz Well-Known Member
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    Where do u get flash 10.1 upgrade?
     
  18. Covert_Death

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    is there a way to make skyfire the default browser? so when i click on one of my bookmarks or a link it will open in skyfire instead of default?

    i believe i hit make the default one stay the default the first time i used a link :(
     
  19. mreortiz

    mreortiz Well-Known Member
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    So I see xscope on the market for 2.99....is that the one to get or just get the free version?
     
  20. cabbie

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    I'm transitioning to Dolphin HD for normal use. I am keeping the old Dolphin (the last version before the dev nerfed the YouTube downloading feature) so I can use that when I want to grab a video.
     
  21. ladyc0524

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    I use Dolphin HD..I love it so far..
     
  22. SprintFun

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    There's a free version. The paid for one offers little extra functionality, its more like a donation thing.


    And for people raving over different user agents, I think xScope has like 5 different ones you can change, including stuff like iPad lol.


    Ok, done being a spokesperson for it.
     
  23. mrk

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    I found Dolphin crowded, ugly, and slow. Stock for me.

    (I've not tried anything else, though.)
     
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  24. ducatidrew

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    how did you get the flash 10.1 upgrade.... i want that!
     
  25. Meltz014

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    I tried Opera mini (used to use it on my blackberry), loved it, then realized it didn't have pinch zoom (at least to my knowledge.) Now using Dolphin HD
     
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