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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Yesevil, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    As the title suggests, just enquiring as to which browsers people are using.

    I used to use chrome but found it slowed down my phone with multiple tabs open.
    Currently on stock browser on S7, but looking for a change with more features
     


  2. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

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  3. When still using Chrome ... did you try a Wipe Cache Partition deleting all temporary files and not touching ferment files, apps, or settings?

    When performance is an issue it is always the first thing I suspect.

    ... Thom
     
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    I have 3 browsers which I use: Firefox, Ghostery and NB Pro. Of those 3 Ghostery is my most-used browser, for the reasons @AZgl1500 has given.
     
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  5. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    Firefox.
     
  6. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    Chrome doesn't run great on my phone.
     
  7. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I switched back to Dolphin a few days ago, after the last Chrome update.
     
  8. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    I've used Firefox on my PC for years so it was a given to add it to my Droid.
     
  9. steiny180

    steiny180 Android Enthusiast

    ... stock browser ...
     
  10. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    I think the mobile version of Chrome is terrible and as mentioned by Gmash in another thread recently, I can't understand why it's so popular. :/

    I flit between the stock browser on my G4, Pale Moon, Firefox and Naked Browser.

    For ages, I hated Naked browser but decided to give it another try recently and haven't looked back.
     
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  11. Dorian2kx

    Dorian2kx Member

    Boat browser for me
     
  12. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Stock or Chrome.

    Will try Ghostery.
     
  13. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

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  14. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

  15. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks all, I'll give ghostery a try
     
  16. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Cheers mate, I'll try this if I go back to chrome
     
  17. I used BOAT for years until mikedt pointed out where it came from and where my data was going.

    I now use Chrome.

    ... Thom
     
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  18. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I knew there was a very Valid Reason that I uninstalled it :D
     
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  19. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Yeh, FYI BOAT means Beijing Office Automation Tech. Co. Ltd.

    They're monetized by phoning home your data to servers in the PRC, and selling it to whatever third-parties. Just like Cheetah Mobile. Something I don't particularly want happening when browsing sites using a VPN. That's why I don't use Dolphin, DU(Baidu), UC, etc. either.

    I use Chrome or Naked browser.
     
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  20. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    I use Chrome. I don't have any issues with it. I haven't gotten the latest update.

    If I need Flash, I use Dolphin.

    I also used Opera Mini. This will be very fast because the Opera servers render the web pages and then sends the images to your phone. I used to use it on slower phones and it will make slower phones feel faster. Not sure if this is necessary for an S7.
     
  21. andruoid

    andruoid Android Expert

    I've been searching for something other than Chrome as I'm tired of how much Google tracks and knows about you. I'm cutting as much cord as I can. So far, Ghostery is the answer. Only thing Google on my phone is Play.
     
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  22. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I'm back to Chrome from Boat
     
  23. Masta_Siege

    Masta_Siege Lurker

    Just thought I would Throw UC Browser into the mix. Works great for me and comes in either lightweight or full feature on the Google Playstore. If you are just looking for a fast, clean, & reliable browsing experience then I highly recommend it.
     
    #23 Masta_Siege, Mar 26, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  24. Dazg300

    Dazg300 Member

    Opera for me across all platforms
     
  25. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    UC Browser, NOPE!... especially for my browsing in this country. And I've had serious second thoughts about using and recommending Opera quite recently.
    http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/10/technology/chinese-group-opera-browser-bid/index.html
    FYI Kunlun is 1Mobile Market, NOT usually recommended here on AF, and neither are any "free" snake-oil/spyware Qihoo apps.

    FWIW I used to use Opera all the time, especially on Nokia Symbian phones.
     
    #25 mikedt, Mar 26, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
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