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    Default What is a good browser

    When I had the rezound it had a stock browser w/ other browsers I can install. The HTC One does not have a stock browser, unless you count chrome.
    Should I stick with Chrome or go for another browser?

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    Mine has a stock browser and I exclusively use it over chrome

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    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    I use Chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by android jack View Post
    When I had the rezound it had a stock browser w/ other browsers I can install. The HTC One does not have a stock browser, unless you count chrome.
    Should I stick with Chrome or go for another browser?

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    The HTC One does have a stock browser. It's called "Internet". It also comes with Chrome.
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    I use Dolphin. I prefer it over Chrome on my phone.
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    If you like Chrome it's a perfectly good option, probably my second choice, right below Next Browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Can Be Your Hero View Post
    The HTC One does have a stock browser. It's called "Internet". It also comes with Chrome.
    Verizon's version doesn't.

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    Verizon HTC One M8 - Stock, Firewater S-Off
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    Quote Originally Posted by ugxvibe View Post
    Verizon's version doesn't.

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    ....wut?

    Verizon sound like a garbage carrier with their branding all over phones and now screwing with the software?

    Also don't you guys in the US get terrible 4G speeds?

    This is what I get at peak time (lunch break in the city) here. Took this speed test yesterday.



    Unless Verizon have unbelievable network coverage and speeds, no way I'd go with them.

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    It's the best we have speed wise, at least for me.. I could care less about there tampering because once we get S-off the sky's the limit.

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    Verizon HTC One M8 - Stock, Firewater S-Off
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Can Be Your Hero View Post
    ....wut?

    Verizon sound like a garbage carrier with their branding all over phones and now screwing with the software?

    Yeah, sorry should of mentioned my carrier Verizon

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    Quote Originally Posted by android jack View Post
    Yeah, sorry should of mentioned my carrier Verizon

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    I'm honestly pretty shocked that Verizon would actually do that. Why would they care if the phone has a stock HTC browser? What's that got to do with the Verizon network? What benefit do they gain from removing the stock browser from the phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Can Be Your Hero View Post
    I'm honestly pretty shocked that Verizon would actually do that. Why would they care if the phone has a stock HTC browser? What's that got to do with the Verizon network? What benefit do they gain from removing the stock browser from the phone?

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    All good questions.. :-)

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    Verizon HTC One M8 - Stock, Firewater S-Off
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    Could be some sort of deal with Google to get more exposure for Chrome? Just guessing here but honestly it wouldn't surprise me at all, Verizon sucks. They also removed the FM radio from the m7 and now with the m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    They also removed the FM radio from the m7 and now with the m8

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    They did disable it, but with root you can have it back.. haha Verizon!
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/al565fdtxa...m.a2d.s2-1.apk



    Edit: My bad for straying from the OP.

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    Verizon HTC One M8 - Stock, Firewater S-Off
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    Quote Originally Posted by ugxvibe View Post
    They did disable it, but with root you can have it back.. haha Verizon!
    Nicely done! Take that Verizon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    I like Boat Browser the best. I use my phone 95% for browsing and boat lets me take care of multiple things at once, quickly and intuitively.


    Quote Originally Posted by I Can Be Your Hero View Post
    I'm honestly pretty shocked that Verizon would actually do that. Why would they care if the phone has a stock HTC browser? What's that got to do with the Verizon network? What benefit do they gain from removing the stock browser from the phone?

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    I don't see anything wrong with it at all. They may have felt that Chrome was a better way to go for their customers. Most people are going to use whatever is "stock", maybe they wanted a premium stock browser. I'm with ATT but I've had Verison and they were great. Would easily go back. Actually, I just remembered, I have my wife's phone on Verizon.
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    I'm a huge fan of chrome.
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    Dolphin browser on my phone, chrome on my tablet

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    I was a big Dolphin guy for awhile but when I got my M7 I decided to try Chrome. I like it, especially the chrome to phone feature.

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    I think I've tried just about every one of the browsers that rate over 4 on the Play Store, and the default browser. The one that's worked the best for me was Chrome, but I stopped using that for two reasons:

    1. Google's stubborn insistence on not providing an option for new windows in new tabs to open automatically. Every other browser I've used has that option, but not Chrome. I finally got fed up with it.
    2. I've likewise become thoroughly fed up with Google trying to force me to use Everything Google and treating me as a commodity. So I'm essentially reducing my use of Google apps and services to the extent feasible.


    Right now I'm using Boat Browser (free) as the one that sucks least. That doesn't means it's "best," per se, because "best" implies a degree of goodness. With Android browsers it's more a case of "sucks least" or "is least sucky for the way I use it," in my experience. Usually, by now I'd have paid for the paid version of an app, but Boat just isn't good enough to justify doing so, IMO. (I'll probably eventually dump Boat and go back to the native browser, again. Boat just isn't that much better, and their adverts in the config screens annoy me.)

    I used Dolphin for a while. Horribly slow--particularly on my HTC Sensation 4G.

    None of them are worth a damn for things like posting to web forums. Every one of them screws up the edit dialogs--particularly when trying to cut-and-paste. It's gotten to the point I usually don't bother trying for anything other than trivial contributions--particularly on my phone. If I rated stuff on the Play Store I can't say as I'd rate a single Android browser I've tried higher than 3, and that's on a comparative scale. If I were rating them on an absolute scale I don't think a one of them would rate higher than 2.

    Why am I so harsh on the browsers? Because, of all the apps that one could want on a mobile device, a good web browser you'd think would be second in importance only to... well, just about nothing, really. Okay: On a phone: The phone functionality. Yet, other than the possible exception of Chrome (unacceptable, to me, for the reasons mentioned): None of them are very good.
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