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    Default chrome browser, a let down?

    chrome is a dissapointing browser and personally i think it lets down the nexus 4, the previous stock browser worked absoluetly fine, and that was my main driver if i needed to go web browsing, even though i had chrome installed on the Gnex. From the video reviews ive seen so far, chrome seems to keep dissapointing me by being choppy and laggy when pinching to zoom, google needs to fix chrome ASAP
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    God, people will always find something to complain about, huh?
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    Default Re: chrome browser, a let down?

    Mind you, I'm still running with an NS4G using CM10, but I have to agree -- Chrome on Android has sucked for me (outside of being able to send pages to my phone or accessing opened tabs on my laptop on my phone). I generally use Dolphin as my main browser, but the stock browser is so much faster (at least for me) than Chrome has been. I always blamed it on the hardware I'm running it on, so will see if it's any better on the N4 for me.
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    I have used the Chrome browser since it has been out and have never experienced any issues with it on any device I have including my N7 so not sure what all the issues other people are having come from. I have not got my N4 yet but doubt it will act differently than my N7 which I am on now.
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    Why is this in the Nexus 4 forum?
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    Because people are looking for any reason to bash on the N4 and they believe downloading Dolphin or Firefox or Opera or Maxathon or Skyfire or Boat or xScope or something else is impossible. Chrome sucks, AOSP browser rules, Nexus is fail, blah-blah-woof-woof.
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    Default Re: chrome browser, a let down?

    im not a hater, i love the nexus 4 for all it is, and cant wait till it comes back in stock so i can get one, i just think that they need to improve chrome a little bit, or even make the stock browser availabe
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    Firefox for the win. Bookmarks and such synced with my desktops, working flash, its just made of win.

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    Default Re: chrome browser, a let down?

    The stock browser can be installed with a trick. Google it.
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    Default Re: chrome browser, a let down?

    I feel the same. I love the performance of the old stock browser better, but it sucks at page rendering. Desktop sites look awful on the old stock browser. Chrome renders pages so nice but is really choppy on image heavy pages. I wish it was as fast and smooth as the old stock browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Channan View Post
    I feel the same. I love the performance of the old stock browser better, but it sucks at page rendering. Desktop sites look awful on the old stock browser. Chrome renders pages so nice but is really choppy on image heavy pages. I wish it was as fast and smooth as the old stock browser.
    the chrome interface is a tad bit laggy compared to the stock browser but chrome is definitely better overall.
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    Browsing 500px.com via Chrome on my Nexus 4 and I don't find it laggy at all. It's actually pretty quick to display all the pics etc and scrolls smoothly when moving up or down the page. If you have another site that you think shows the issue more could you post it up I'd like to check it out. I just figured 500px.com would be a good site to test since it's about 99% photos.
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    The site that causes the most consistent trouble that I have seen is theverge.com (full desktop version). For some reason Chrome hangs on it a lot.

    I agree with those who say Chrome on Android should be better. It has gotten better though since the last update (for me at least). This is a case where I guess Google pushed it hard to reinforce the Chrome brand, but on Android it's too rushed.

    I'm sure it will keep getting better though. Goog is pretty bent on speed on the web (they make more money if you browse more; you browse more if you can browse faster) and even though there is no public apology, I am pretty sure the devs are cringing and trying to fix it.
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    Default Re: chrome browser, a let down?

    Quote Originally Posted by markgbe View Post
    the chrome interface is a tad bit laggy compared to the stock browser but chrome is definitely better overall.
    I agree. I like the syncing, interface, and page rendering too much to go back.

    Quote Originally Posted by teleclimber View Post
    The site that causes the most consistent trouble that I have seen is theverge.com (full desktop version). For some reason Chrome hangs on it a lot.

    I agree with those who say Chrome on Android should be better. It has gotten better though since the last update (for me at least). This is a case where I guess Google pushed it hard to reinforce the Chrome brand, but on Android it's too rushed.

    I'm sure it will keep getting better though. Goog is pretty bent on speed on the web (they make more money if you browse more; you browse more if you can browse faster) and even though there is no public apology, I am pretty sure the devs are cringing and trying to fix it.
    All of this. The last update definitely made Chrome a lot better but it still has quite a ways to go.
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    i don't understand about chrome. what was the stock browser in the samsung galaxy nexus?

    did lg 4 use a differnt browser this time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teleclimber View Post
    The site that causes the most consistent trouble that I have seen is theverge.com (full desktop version). For some reason Chrome hangs on it a lot.

    I agree with those who say Chrome on Android should be better. It has gotten better though since the last update (for me at least). This is a case where I guess Google pushed it hard to reinforce the Chrome brand, but on Android it's too rushed.

    I'm sure it will keep getting better though. Goog is pretty bent on speed on the web (they make more money if you browse more; you browse more if you can browse faster) and even though there is no public apology, I am pretty sure the devs are cringing and trying to fix it.
    Stupid question because maybe I'm looking at something completely different then what others are talking about.. Hangs? As in takes awhile to load or doesn't load completely? And as far as lag goes is it during page loading? After it completes? or both?

    I just loaded the full site up of theverge.com, took 12 seconds to render the site completely (on wifi if it matters) and it scrolls smooth as butter. I do wish it had flash tho
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    Default Re: chrome browser, a let down?

    Here, don't take my word for it.

    That's the verge on chrome as demo'd by Locker Gnome at the 1:50 mark, right after he talks about FB. Four consecutive mis-swipes. That's my experience too on my IO2011 GTab running CM9.

    Fast forward to 1:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natehoy View Post
    Firefox for the win. Bookmarks and such synced with my desktops, working flash, its just made of win.

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    Default Re: chrome browser, a let down?

    I had no issues with chrome but use dolphin as it supports flash. I love the UI and desktop sync though.

    Dolphin just needs a better icon. Firefox is fugly imo
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