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    What do you hard core speed freak Android people (like me) use for a Web browser? I hate chrome, I think it's fat, cumbersome and slow. I want a better browser but there are so many out there that I don't know where to start. And old threads have no bearing because there are so many updates and so many new browsers out now. Did i mention I hated chrome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratct View Post
    What do you hard core speed freak Android people (like me) use for a Web browser? I hate chrome, I think it's fat, cumbersome and slow. I want a better browser but there are so many out there that I don't know where to start. And old threads have no bearing because there are so many updates and so many new browsers out now. Did i mention I hated chrome?

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    I've used:

    Dolphin browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...k.TunnyBrowser

    Mozilla Firefox: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ozilla.firefox

    Boat Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...atbrowser.free

    One Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cent.ibibo.mtt

    Next Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...iubang.browser

    Maxathon: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...com.mx.browser

    Opera: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....opera.browser

    Puffin Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oudmosa.puffin

    UC Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....UCMobile.intl

    If I had to pick a top 3, it would be:

    1. Maxathon

    2. Dolphin Browser

    3. Boat Browser
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    My favorite is Chrome, but Dolphin browser and Opera Mini are really good too. Seem to be faster, but I've been using chrome for a long time and can't get myself to leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    My favorite is Chrome, but Dolphin browser and Opera Mini are really good too. Seem to be faster, but I've been using chrome for a long time and can't get myself to leave

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    Chrome is alright. It's better than Firefox I think. On my One X, Firefox crashes a lot whereas Chrome has not crashed once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Chrome is alright. It's better than Firefox I think. On my One X, Firefox crashes a lot whereas Chrome has not crashed once.
    I haven't tried it on mobile, but the desktop version is OK I guess. Still prefer Chrome on there too, and god forbid I ever have to use IE lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    I haven't tried it on mobile, but the desktop version is OK I guess. Still prefer Chrome on there too, and god forbid I ever have to use IE lol

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    I use Firefox on my desktop and it's fantastic for sure. You should also try Torch Browser if you like chrome.

    Torch Web Browser - Your All in One Internet Browser

    It's based on Chromium (or Chrome basically).

    Hey, IE 11 is pretty good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    I use Firefox on my desktop and it's fantastic for sure. You should also try Torch Browser if you like chrome.

    Torch Web Browser - Your All in One Internet Browser

    It's based on Chromium (or Chrome basically).

    Hey, IE 11 is pretty good!
    Haven't tried IE11 lol
    Doesn't Ubuntu support actual Chrome now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Haven't tried IE11 lol
    Doesn't Ubuntu support actual Chrome now?

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    I don't know. I know there's a chromium browser which is basically chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    I don't know. I know there's a chromium browser which is basically chrome.

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    I know they only had Chromium at first. Not sure about now, but I'm pretty sure that the official one is supported

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    I know they only had Chromium at first. Not sure about now, but I'm pretty sure that the official one is supported

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    Chrome for Linux:

    http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/w00t.html

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    I did use opera before and i liked the text wrapping and nav bar option down on screen.
    But since the december update of firefox ive gone with that instead. Being able to use addons like adblock and ghostery is great.

    I've tested boat, puffin, uc, dolphin, maxthon for a very short period but none of them were to my liking.
    I have never tested chrome though, never used it on computer (firefox there) so wont use it on android either.
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    Next Browser is my favorite!

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    I mostly stick with Chrome as it syncs everything with my Google account.
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    Ugh Chrome sucks bad for me nowadays. I use naked Browser sometimes:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...v.nakedbrowser

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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Ugh Chrome sucks bad for me nowadays. I use naked Browser sometimes:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...v.nakedbrowser

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    You should try Next Browser.
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    I love Chrome on Android but actually use FireFox for Android more because of it's Desktop version that I find to be the most customizable browser and I use it to sync between all my devices (Laptop, GS3, Desktop).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanra View Post
    I love Chrome on Android but actually use FireFox for Android more because of it's Desktop version that I find to be the most customizable browser and I use it to sync between all my devices (Laptop, GS3, Desktop).
    Yes! I like how you can install add-ons on the mobile version of Firefox.
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    I use chrome and boat browser on my phone. I wish I could use firefox but for some reason it doesnt have text reflow and big fonts when on a website

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