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  1. slushbuckets

    slushbuckets Lurker
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    Which is the worst? Which is the best? What do you prefer?
     



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  2. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    I use Chrome, it seems decent. Clean interface, fast. I speeded it up considerably by changing those default tiles to 512..
     
  3. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    I'm not familliar, can you elaborate? I'd love a faster Chrome too! :)
     
  4. Jersey Frank

    Jersey Frank Lurker

    If you use Chrome you do not get the cool toolbar features with s-pen while holding down on a word - dictionary, needn't search etc. You do get this in the stock blue SD white globe browser that comes with Note 4.
     
  5. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Dolphin, since Flash works great on the N4. I installed 11.1 Flash apk. Desktop mode is preferred for Flash content.
     
  6. slushbuckets

    slushbuckets Lurker
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    Thanks guys, i might try dolphin out, i feel the stock browser and chrome are a bit laggy..
     
  7. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Chrome for whatever reason is a resource hog on Android and iOS devices.
     
  8. ceva321

    ceva321 Android Enthusiast

    Best browser I think it is OPERA. why? I love how the text wraps! !!

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  9. slushbuckets

    slushbuckets Lurker
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    Im trying out cm browser and its lightning fast so far, like it better than chrome and browser
     
  10. Tsepz_GP

    Tsepz_GP Android Enthusiast

    I go between Opera Mini and Chrome :) really depends on what I plan on doing and whether I'm on HSDPA, LTE or WiFi.
     
  11. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    Paste the link below in Chrome and select 512, then click reset.



    chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area
     
  12. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast

    Chrome, hands down. Lots of great extensions. If you're not using Pushbullet, you're missing out
     
  13. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    Out of curiosity, which flash version are you using? I cannot get flash to work on my new (insurance replacement) N3 that came with 4.4.2 on it. I have 11.1.15.81 installed. Cannot get any flash sites to work however.

    EDIT: I DL'd the official 11.1.15.81 flash apk directly from Adobe, but still can't get it to work. An earlier version of Flash worked fine on my Jelly Bean (4.3 original stock ROM) on my original N3. Any help or ideas appreciated.

    EDIT again: Seems that Dolphin is the only browser that allows Flash to actually work on 4.4 roms. I have confirmed Dolphin being able to run flash sites, but all other browsers (Boat, opera, maxthon) will no longer allow flash sites to work on 4.4.2. So question answered.
     
  14. sillyrabbitt123

    sillyrabbitt123 Android Enthusiast

    Curious to what flash version to install. I tried to install 115.27 and
    And version above but couldn't get flash to work with stock or Chrome browser.


    Thanks
     
  15. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    The Flash I am using is 11.1.115.12. Works fine on Note 2014, Note 4 and S4 with Dolphin and Firefox.
     
  16. KupKrazy

    KupKrazy Android Enthusiast

    I use Chrome because I use Chrome at home and just enjoy the easily synced bookmarks. But I find that I don't use the browser that much. lol
     
  17. AnonGuy

    AnonGuy Android Enthusiast

    Chrome used to be dog slow, but now it's one of the fastest mobile browsers on the market.

    Issue is it's severely lacking in feature set, and I really don't want Google to be storing anything and it is always trying to get you to sign in (and signing out is as confusing as ever now... not hard, just confusing).

    Need Save Offline, Reader Mode, Independent Brightness Control, and a way to tell the Browser to Download to the SD Card's Download directory instead of internally on the phone...

    So I disabled it.

    They also made some baffling UI changes. They bury the Forward and Back Buttons, for example, which makes it an absolute PITA to use compared to the Samsung Browser, which I prefer for its features and layout.

    Chrome is the more responsive UI, though that may change after the next major update (on my Note 3). It's not the performance, it's Samsung's Animations that seem to make their browser seem... sluggish... for some reason (too slow, almost makes you think closing a tab takes more than one tap sometimes).
     
  18. KupKrazy

    KupKrazy Android Enthusiast

    Isn't that more KitKat 4.4 than Chrome unless you're rooted? Apps can't write to any folder other than their own right?
     
  19. AnonGuy

    AnonGuy Android Enthusiast

    Chrome has never had that option, not even on ICS or JB.

    So no, it's not just KK. Those features were never in Chrome for Android (which wasn't released with KK, it has existed since early 2012 or so :p ).
     

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