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    Opera Mobile (released just last week) seems to run the smoothest. Every other 3rd party browser would have about the same performance as stock maybe slightly better or worse, but Opera Mobile seems like the first browser that is clearly 1 level up in terms of scrolling. If only it had better rendering and all of DolphinHD or Xscope's features, it would be the perfect browser.
     

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    Anyone have trouble loading pages when on the 4g network? This happens across browsers except when using opera--maybe because flash doesn't work on opera. Otherwise pages get stuck somewhere between 50 and 80%.
     
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    I never had a reason to use another browser. The stock browser is good enough for me. And I have too much apps as it is. That reminds me, I need to uninstall some apps I don't use in the weekend. :)
     
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    Like ATK.

    I flop between browsers a lot, though I find dolphin to be my ultimate fall back one that I always return to after trying others. Flash stuff just seems to run the smoothest in it for some reason... so that's what I use the most I suppose.
     
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    LOL Foodman, you really hate ATK huh? :) Never used it so you might be correct. :)
     
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    I just stick with the stock browser. All the other ones have little quirks that get to me. I just wish the stock browser allowed more than 4 windows.
     
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    Anyone use the dolphin mini? What's the difference ?
     
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    i think its just the same with the dolphin hd, or am not paying attention that much :)

    i like it better than stock just because of the clearing of cache and history upon exit and its faster than stock, at least on my testing.

    hope this helps ;)
     
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    I went ahead and tried out the Dolphin HD, I have to say im very impressed with the tabs and I think the pinch zooming is a tad bit smoother. This can be the start of a beautiful relationship.
     
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    I actually use both the stock browser and Dolphin but there is one thing I REALLY like about the Dolphin and that is their facebook app is far superior. And to access it I only have to "draw" an "f" on the screen.
     
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    Im pretty happy with the stock browser
     
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    I am stuck with Dolphin. Sometimes I think it is slow and/or laggy, but overall I have very few issues with it. The reason I am stuck with it is because I can't let go of all of the add-ons, they are great. One of my favs is the lastpass add-on. I subscribed to lastpass and my having a paid membership I can use this add-on that syncs all of my saved passwords from their service, I never have to remember any of my passwords again.
     
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    I used Dolphin Browser HD for the longest, until I found Miren Browser. Haven't looked back since.
     
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    Eric,
    Thanks for the reminder. I had tried Miren a while ago but didn't like it. I just tried it again and it is really terrific. I love the home page, including the top sites page. Also, the fact that you can put bookmarks into folders is great.

    There are a couple of weirdnesses, but name the software that doesn't have its quirks :)

    Thanks again.
     
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    Dolphin Mini Browser, love the gestures feature. If a long press allowed for copy text like the stock browser it would be perfect.

    Allows cache to be stored on SDcard also. I can't say I tried all the browsers but this one has done well by me.
     
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    Loving xScope. Though I'm still on version 5 since version 6 didn't bring everything back to the table (though it did bring other thing, like cached pages for instant back/forward browsing!). It is incredibly fast, and no other browser can compare to xScope's one-handed browsing experience (pin-zoom FTW!).
     
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    You guys all convinced me to try out some new browsers again. I used to have dolphin, xscope, and... something else back in the day. Since getting a replacement I have only downloaded Dolphin and it's a major resource hog. I'll give xscope another go and try out FF once it's finalized.
     
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    Well, I've used Dolphin browser, Dolphin HD, Firefox Mobile, Opera Mini, and the stock Android browser.

    The 3 that I use on a regular basis, are the Stock browser, Opera Mini, and Firefox Mobile (it's gotten better since the last release).

    I didn't like Dolphin browser or Dolphin HD, because they both ran on top of the Stock browser, essentially a skin if you will. Didn't really care for that.
     
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    would your statement be true on all versions of Dolphin ... and is the firefox mobile improved since the last sluggish release?

    and can it play flash now?

    thanks :)
     
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    I use the stock browser, for what I do as far in browsing, the stock does good enough.
     
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    Ever since 2.2, stock was the most reliable for me, so that's what I've been using.
     
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    Same here with the sentiments regarding the stock browser after 2.2. I was really big on Dolphin prior to 2.2, but once the OS became a bit smoother and all of the flash goodies were added, I didn't need to burn all of those extra resources on Dolphin.
     
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    Same here so suprised not many people have Given the Miren Browser a shot. Ive tried every almost every browser for the Evo and Ive got to say Miren is the best Browser for the Evo.

    Dolphin past the shortcut features doesnt offer much
    Skyfire is just Ugly
    the stock browser well its just that
    and i cant recall what drove me away from xscope
     
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    can I ask what this means, exactly? does dolphin use more battery than the others? CPU?

    I really liked miren until I tried to watch any flash videos. It didn't seem to like them much and really slowed down. Dolphin hd still seems to play trhe nicest with any flash content, at least for me.

    I wish I liked the stock browser, but it just seems really clunky to me
     
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    Until I can find a way to change the user agent in the stock browser, I'll keep using Dolphin HD. That's really the only problem I had with the stock browser -- too many websites out there would automatically redirect me to the typically limiting mobile version of their websites. Anyone know of a way to change the user agent of the stock browser?

    Edit: Nevermind! Don't know why I couldn't find anything on this just a month ago, but here's something from back in May 2010: LIFEHACKER

    Now I'll be able to more directly compare the stock browser to Dolphin HD and see if Dolphin HD is worth the extra fluff.
     
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