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  1. mcchriswood

    mcchriswood Well-Known Member
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    Im stuck between Stock, Dolphin and Xscope.
    Whats the quickest and most efficient one??
    When downloaded is it possible too still use the stock one aswell.
    Also whilst i think about it.
    I have read thread after thread about those who do against those who do not use task killers.
    Now i know alot of people say android handles it well enough and they are not needed HOWEVER is killing the tasks doing any damage??
    All those who use them seem too swear by them speeding the phone up.
    I cant decide whether too use one or not.
    How can an app be so contradicting between people with the same device.
    Also i have installed both the ebay app and the pkt auctions ebay.
    Which do you prefer and why??
     

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  2. anoniemouse

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    I have always used the dolphin browser & find it very good, you can use the stock one as well if you like.
    Never really use a task killer, but you can't cause any damage that i have heard about.
    Can't help you on the other question as i don't go on ebay with the phone.
     
  3. mcchriswood

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    thanks.
    Are the other browsers better than the stock though??
    What is different say between dolphin and xscope??
     
  4. mpquikster

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    everyone seems to rave about dolphin hd. I downloaded it but went back to the stock one and prefer that.

    Apart from multi tabs, what can dolphin do that the stock one cannot?
     
  5. Nasalhair

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    I personally just use the built-in one, but I've also tried Opera which seems fairly good. Haven't tried Dolphin, and haven't heard of xscope. Ultimately it's a case of try them and see which you prefer.
     
  6. oOoMAJESTICoOo

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    Trying to get my head round the HTC Desire
    I use stock but with the Google Chrome icon.

    I thought stock was the quickest if you have 2.2 ?!? maybe im mistaken, duno.
     
  7. Yenzehn

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    Using dolphin.. because of the tabs, that's about it.

    I am hoping for opera to port Opera mobile instead of Opera mini, or maybe a non-alpha fennec.
     
  8. mcchriswood

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    so there no slower or quicker?
     
  9. Lord Mogroth

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    I use Skyfire to browse. Ive looked through loads of threads on this and it really does come down to personal opinion. Opera is the fastest, but i didnt like it and it doesnt have flash. I just like the way Skyfire feels. Download opera, dolphin, skyfire and xscope then give yourself a standard test. I went to BBC, then Gmail, then youtube then onto here! I did that with each browser and found i liked Skyfire best, especially the easy button to switch between android and normal web pages. Then I uninstalled all the others. Except for stock obviously.

    As for task killer i used to have it, upgraded to 2.2 and didnt reinstall it and to be honest ive not noticed any real difference.

    When it comes to ebay, do you really need an app? You can access the website on the phone fine.
     
  10. mcchriswood

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    ok then ill do myself a little test.
    Out of interest does it use any memory or do any long term damage by installing and then uninstalling apps??
    In other words could i total install a million apps and uninstall them all over a period of time and it wouldnt matter
     
  11. Eris Ed

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    Dolphin HD for me.
     
  12. mcchriswood

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    for what reason mate
     
  13. Eris Ed

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    wellllllll............ it's fast, I like the way it adjusts the webpage to fit the screen when I pinch-zoom, it has swipe patterns for browser control (back, forward, etc), I like the hidden menues to the sides of the screen (accessed with a quick swipe) that give quick access to Bookmarks, Most Visited, etc without leaving the page, and easy tabbed browsing just like PC/Mac. There are also colour skins available to match your theme if you want.

    I tried the stock WebKit browser, and also Opera Mini, but Dolphin HD is the one I kept going back to and it 'feels' better to me.

    Regarding the eBay app, I use it and I like it. I tend to sell more than I buy, and the app makes it really easy to keep track of my running auctions, watched items, and messages. It's not the best for posting items for sale, or last-minute bidding, which I tend to do on my PC.
     
  14. mcchriswood

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    just checking it out now. (dolphin) going to take a look at xscope too.
    Which ebay app do you prefer.
    Can you leave feedback or sell on either
     
  15. Eris Ed

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    I've only tried the stock eBay app that came with the phone (by eBay Inc.) It lets you leave feedback but you can't post items to sell as far as I can see. You have access to My eBay: Watching, Selling, Bidding, Sold, Won, Unsold, Didn't Win, Scheduled and Messages.
     
  16. mcchriswood

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    how do you leave feedback mate?
     
  17. Eris Ed

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    You go to Items Won or Items Sold, click on the item listing and there's a option to Leave Feedback at the bottom of the page.
     
  18. mercurystar999

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    Dolphin HD for me. Its a top browser and i'm a heavy internet user on my phone. Tabbed browsing is excellent.
     
  19. OFI

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    I use stock. Tried Dolphin HD and it was a good alternative and the tabs are great. But I just kind of preferred the stock layout for some reason.

    Task Killers automatically killing apps will make your battery life worse as it will take more power to start them back up again.
    However I have used mine manually on several occasions for killing apps that have crashed and apps that have left a service running (such as GPS)
     
  20. mcchriswood

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    so its worth having a task killer for those reasons??
    say you might kill google maps or internet etc??
     
  21. SUroot

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    Tried dolphin, skyfire, fennec and opera. Prefer stock. opera by far the fastest, but a lot if faults. Maybe FireFox will work eventually.
     
  22. UKseagull

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    Standard browser for me, I've tried others but haven't found anything that I've considered a keeper. The only annoyance with the standard browser is that I need to exit the app by continuously tapping the back key. Is there an alternative way to exit?
     
  23. lekky

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    the quickest is stock (although others would argue for xscope). Dolphin has lots of add ons, its like a mobile firefox. I use stock tho.

    yep

    the isn't that android can handle it well enough, the key is android was designed from the ground up not to require the use of a task killer of any sort.

    Depends what you mean by damage. If damage is a shorter battery life and less stable phone, then yes, it will cause damage. Nothing permanent tho :p

    They don't know what they are talking about basically. Compare their phone to mine (i don't use a task killer), i can pretty much guarantee mine is faster and less jerky.

    decide no.

    What do you mean?
     
  24. Eris Ed

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    Try press and hold on the back button, works on Dolphin not sure about your stock browser.
     
  25. OFI

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    No that's not what I would use it for.

    Far more likely a third party app that isn't quite perfect and is doing something it shouldn't be doing.
    The alternative is to reboot.
     
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