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What's Your Preferred Browser?

  1. Stock Browser

    172 vote(s)
    54.8%
  2. Opera Mini

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    1.0%
  3. Skyfire

    17 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. Dolphin HD

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    35.7%
  5. Other

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    3.2%
  1. Asterdroid

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    What browser is your favorite web browser and why?

    Or do you use more than one browser depending on what you're surfing for?

    I am personally using the stock browser, but have been thinking of switching and would love to hear your opinions.
     

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  2. Berry2Droid

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    stock browser works fine. I have skyfire installed for certain things that are easier to view on full cpu view..
     
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  4. lexluthor

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    You left our xScope. That was the last one I tried, but the best. If you use tabs, it's SO much faster to switch/close tabs than the stock browser. Plus it allows for 6 tabs vs 4 in stock and I think he's going to allow for more soon.

    It's similar to stock otherwise, just faster and better tab management. Rendering might be a little better in stock, but it's decent in xScope. Didn't like Dolphin's rendering. Opera Mini, I used to love on my Touch Pro, it was a million times faster than stock, but on my Inc, other browsers are fast and you lose too much functionality with Opera Mini, that I no longer use it.
     
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    I use Dolphin HD the most but use Skyfire to watch live world cup and other videos. Not full flash but better than stock or Dolphin.

    Stock is ok though.
     
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    I go with stock. I tried Dolphin, and really didn't like it.
     
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    Stock does a good job, so far. To me the phone is great, right out the box.
     
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    I am downloading Firefox at the moment to test.
    I like it on my PC.
    It is pre-alpha, but so is alot of the other sofware we are playing with here.

    Firefox for Android Pre-Alpha Released
     
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    I haven't tried any of the others except Dolphin HD. I was happy enough with that that I've stuck with it. I should probably scope out some of the others.
     
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    The stock browser suits my needs, so it's the only one I use.
     
  11. lexluthor

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    For all of you who like stock (which I do), I really suggest trying xScope. It's a very minimal browser (as opposed to dolphin hd) and it's a bit faster than stock and handles tabs infinitely better.
     
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    dolphin hd

    gestures and ease of use make it the best choice for me
     
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    Skyfire supports pop-ups which means I can do my online classes from my phone!
     
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    i use stock 99% of the time. i'll use skyfire when i want to watch some flash videos.
     
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    I'm surprised no one is using opera. I thought that was a popular browser.
     
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    IMHO, it's no longer necessary on phones this fast. The tradeoffs between lack of functionality (websites that don't operate correctly) vs speed of page loading is no longer worth it when compared to stock/xscope/dolphin/skyfire.

    I was the biggest Opera Mini supported on my Touch Pro. I couldn't understand how people were using other browsers at all, everything else was unusable for me. Not so on my DI.
     
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    I tried Fennec, and it was so laggy, i know its in beta but yea. I use Chrome on my laptop at home so, thats what im using on my phone. GOOG all the way.
     
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    Opera HD is good, but suffers from terrible page layout/rendering issues. Just look at what it does to Google.com.
    Skyfire is ok but, only good for flash rendering. (they should work on a plug-in for other browsers)

    The graph above tells you the status of the browser race. Dolphin HD is the best browser by a significant margin. I was a diehard iPhone user for 3 years and one of the biggest pains was trying to find a browser that duplicated it's speed and more importantly its overall usability. The stock browser on Android is ok but, missing some basic functionality and for myself is not very intuitive. The Dolphin HD browser was a little rough around the edges for it's first public release but, a few updates later for me it's become the only browser to consider on the Android platform. It's fast, intuitive, innovative and functional, packed full of basic and advanced browser features and formats web pages great. The browser touts that it is ready for Froyo and flash. So, that coupled with pretty quick bug fixes and updates makes it very viable going forward. GO TRY IT OUT PEEPS.
     
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    I use XScope!! I love it. I love the tabs and the fact that your bookmarks are on the page when you first open it. The drop down and scroll menu at the top is super handy as well.
     
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    I've been using Opera on my pc for quite a few years now and love all the options so naturally I downloaded it for my phone immediately. However it was missing some key features (can't remember what at the moment) and I am now using Dolphin HD and really like it.
     
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    Did the research and tried several browsers a few weeks ago (all those listed in the poll plus xscope. In the end I'm sticking with stock and occasionally use Skyfire when I run into a video that won't play in stock.
     
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    dolphin FTW
     
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    Been using dolphin hd since day 1 and am loving it. Screen gestures make life a lot easier
     
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    Dolphin HD, I used it for a few days and went back to stock and was like "WTF is wrong with me?" and went back to it.
     
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    you have chrome for your phone??
     

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