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xScope, a multitouch pinch zoom browser

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by xScope, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Android Enthusiast

    I tested the most recent version against DolphinHD and Stock 2.1 browser


    Xscope is SLOWER.

    Tested with a stopwatch and a couple large sites (non-mobile). Everytime it lagged a couple of seconds. Speed is a huge issue on phones IMO. Plus it's more bothersome that xscope claims to be faster when it's not.

    Fix this and its poor handling of bookmarks, and THEN I would like it otherwise.


  2. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    xScope Updated: The Fastest Browser Available on Android | Androidheadlines.com

  3. jimdroid

    jimdroid Android Expert

    Not on my phone. xScope is faster than Dolphin HD. Make sure you clear cache on all browsers so that you are measuring the same thing. You should also make sure the network you are hooked to is stable, as any network instability will greatly influence perfomance tests.

    BTW, on my phone, Opera is faster than xScope, but doesn't render as nicely.

  4. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Nice offer. Is this just a copy of the current version? What happens when you update the program?
  5. damule6666

    damule6666 Android Enthusiast

    Dolphin HD is by far faster in ever way possible on my Rooted Droid.
  6. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Android Enthusiast

    Cache was clean. DolphinHD can clean it everytime you exit. This was performed on my home Wifi network, I doubt it comes anymore stable.

    Opera is definitely the fastest. But due to rendering issues and horrible zoom, I didn't bother to compare.

    Still, my personal results showed Xscope to be the slowest compared to other browsers. Maybe there will be different results on another phone.

    <- Rooted Incredible running an undervolt kernel and LauncherPro w/o HTC Sense
  7. mattots

    mattots Newbie

    Strange... Just logged out and back in several times, cleared cache, restarted browser and now it works fine. Should really have tried all that before posting, sorry!
  8. jdaud

    jdaud Well-Known Member

    Any chance of changing the text color on the page options. Currently white and very difficult to read. Much appreciated
  9. sp1tfire

    sp1tfire Lurker

    I love the browser and was about to purchase the full version, but I can't find a way to make it my default browser? I use webclips so this function is very important.
  10. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Is this caused by a using custom theme?
  11. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I believe for android 2.1, you can only clear current default so that next when you use browser, the system will pop up a chooser for you to choose where you can indicate 'always use this app'.
  12. Adamx

    Adamx Android Enthusiast

    This browser was much slower than stock for me.
  13. ShinyHydra

    ShinyHydra Newbie


    Regarding what the other commenter posted before, I'm encountering the same problem on Droid X. I'm not using any custom themes (browser or otherwise) and the menu text in the android drop-down is white on a light blue background. I tested it on a friends phone (Droid) and it looked fine, so it might just be an issue with the X. Thanks for producing such a great app, after a little more testing I think I'm going to have to pony up for the paid version :D
  14. jschall

    jschall Member

    Why are upload links always replaced by an "Uploads Disabled" button?

    This is the case for the stock Browser as well as Xscope. I have read that Opera Mini does not have this important limitation.

    Why can't I upload stuff from Android using Xscope?

    OK, I found the answer:
    Issue 2519 - android - Browser should support file uploads (input type="file") - Project Hosting on Google Code
    So, it seems Google just overlooked the need for a native file manager in Android.
    Opera Mini built one in, so file uploads work for it.
    Why couldn't Xscope build in a link to its OWN internal file browser?
  15. Dex Noxtious

    Dex Noxtious Lurker

    xScope is the best browser i know (opera is faster but it doesn't work that good as xScope).
    It't too bad that i can't get the full paid version because im from Poland and here the paid market is not available. Could you add a way to get it in countries without the paid market?
    Or could i get a free version of the paid xScope(please)?
  16. vomitcomet

    vomitcomet Newbie

    Xscope decided to stop remembering my history. If I'm on google and type "g" into the location bar, nothing shows up, so I have to manually type in every website. Reinstalling it doesn't seem to do anything either.
  17. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hello all,

    Just to say that working on a new update. The underhood engine is almost stable. It will be FAST.

    Ngo93, brlarue, SprintFun and 2 others like this.
  18. jimdroid

    jimdroid Android Expert

    Just wanted to say: thanks for all the hard work on this great product!

  19. Just wanted to drop some love for this app!!! I look forward to the upcoming changes!! &#65377;&#9685;&#8255;&#9685;&#65377; Kudos to you and mucho thanks!!!
  20. yawdapaah

    yawdapaah Android Expert

    Does xscope still go wonky if you zoom out too much?
  21. mightymax

    mightymax Newbie

    Looking forward to it!
  22. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    I think there's an issue with Froyo 2.2 on my Droid X and xScope.

    Seems like if I have flash content running and I exit xScope, it doesn't actually close xScope. The browser closes, but the flash content is still running in the background until I force close it using a task manager.
  23. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Member

    Hey Mr. X--

    Remember me?

    You've come a LONG way since you started with this thing. It seems like only yesterday that you had only 100 downloads in the market!

    Great work. I hope you have gotten enough enjoyment and money out of the process for it to have been worth the time and headaches.
  24. dberthia

    dberthia Member

    I love xScope and I love LastPass. Any chance the two of these might play nicely together someday?
  25. steelersmb

    steelersmb Android Enthusiast

    I second that. It would be nice to have that integration.

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