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    Default Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Dolphin?

    Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Dolphin? I use the stock browser, but now sure what would fit me best. On my laptop, I use firefox.
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    Since I own a Chromecast, I use Chrome. All should work fine.
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    I ran them all just now. Spending time with each one and Opera is amazing. It feels the fastest. Chroma was a bit slow and firefox did not feel as smooth. I like the UI in opera too.
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    Dolphin all the way.
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    This is my favorite...

    Lightning Browser
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...wser.barebones
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    Default Re: Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Dolphin?

    Dolphin seems to have high reviews. What does it offer?
    I read it can offer flash, i thought flash on the phones was taboo but then again what do i know im coming from the 5S. Feel free to educate me on this.

    Anyways, I do like the dolphin browser. I am trying to see if I can use it as my main browser like Opera which feels faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalMotherASF View Post
    Dolphin seems to have high reviews. What does it offer?
    I read it can offer flash, i thought flash on the phones was taboo but then again what do i know im coming from the 5S. Feel free to educate me on this.
    Flash is built in to Chrome.
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    I use chrome.

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    I guess it really comes down to personal preference. I chose Opera and I do like it. I had no idea Chrome had flash, thanks for the opinion guys.
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    I personally like chrome
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    I like opera. Tried all of those. Xscope is another I like

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    Chrome doesn't have flash. Flash has officially been unsupported on Android for a while now and you can't find it on Play. I think security concerns and the movement to HTML5 are the stated reasons. You can still find legacy Android Flash versions on Adobe's website to install, then install a flash compatible browser because Chrome will not use it even with it installed.

    There's a basic AOSP browser I liked that mimicked the older stock, non-Chrome, browsers but requires root to install. It did allow Flash, but I'm not rooted on the M8 (yet). I've tried some of the other popular browsers and have Dolphin for when I need Flash, but they're all too feature rich for my tastes. I like a basic, no nonsense browser. I don't need gesture controls, specially menus, tab and bookmark sync, etc. like most browsers have now.

    Also, the current version of Chrome has some glitches that made me uninstall the update. Otherwise, for as bloated as it is, the M8 is powerful enough to run it without much lag. Now if only I could delete the Verizon bookmark folder so it would stop trying to default to that useless thing when I go into my bookmarks. Grrr.
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    I like opera but it won't save my passwords
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    I use Chrome simply because I use it for my PC and having all my website history, saved passwords and tab sync is really handy.

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    Does anyone stick with the stock browser?
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Can Be Your Hero View Post
    I use Chrome simply because I use it for my PC and having all my website history, saved passwords and tab sync is really handy.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
    Exactly why I use it. So simple to have everything from my pc right on my phone really. I have used Dolphin and like it also though. But I stick with Chrome 99% of the time.
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    I tend to use Firefox on the home computer, but I prefer Chrome on the phone. No real reason I guess. I started android on a Nexus 7 and I think that was stock on that device so I guess I just got used to it. To lazy to test others out. It does what I want so not much reason to switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalMotherASF View Post
    I like opera but it won't save my passwords
    IDK why people want your browsers to save your passwords... I wouldn't let anything save my passwords but that is just me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    IDK why people want your browsers to save your passwords... I wouldn't let anything save my passwords but that is just me
    I agree, unless it's a password manager that encrypts them. Browsers store them in plain text form, leaving them vulnerable.
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    Default Re: Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Dolphin?

    Opera. It's a huge battery hog but I love how it feels. For many things I still use Opera Classic of course, that one was just so efficient. ALWAYS identify as desktop if you can, the phone can handle it.
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    Default Re: Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Dolphin?

    for me, those browsers are too bloated and complex (though opera has a more minimal interface).

    boat browser mini is what i have used for a long while, its lighter, has inbuilt flash, and plenty of useful settings, including user agent switcher, but the layout is not confusing. i have it setup to have about:blank as home page, and simply use the bookmarks icon on the bottom bar.

    download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...boatgo.browser
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalMotherASF View Post
    Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Dolphin? I use the stock browser, but now sure what would fit me best. On my laptop, I use firefox.
    I love FF's mobile browser. Ironically, I've gotten seriously ticked at their desktop iterations and gone to their evil twin, Pale Moon (basically Firefox, but with more of the old-time look-and-feel).

    But I am completely satisfied with the mobile browser
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    I agree, unless it's a password manager that encrypts them. Browsers store them in plain text form, leaving them vulnerable.
    Sorry but that is quite wrong nowadays may of been true before but every browser listed so far encrypts their passwords. Plus most password manager services don't even do criminal background checks on their employees was a special on Dateline back in March. ID theft was rampant in 3 of the 10 companies they checked but wouldn't release names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsieurms View Post
    I love FF's mobile browser. Ironically, I've gotten seriously ticked at their desktop iterations and gone to their evil twin, Pale Moon (basically Firefox, but with more of the old-time look-and-feel).

    But I am completely satisfied with the mobile browser
    There have been wars fought internally at Mozilla regarding their mobile builds. Honestly at Opera too. And the result is one Mobile Firefox and three Operas (all of which have a proxymised mode).
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    Sorry but that is quite wrong nowadays may of been true before but every browser listed so far encrypts their passwords. Plus most password manager services don't even do criminal background checks on their employees was a special on Dateline back in March. ID theft was rampant in 3 of the 10 companies they checked but wouldn't release names.
    Chrome at least is probably still vulnerable (I didn't find any more recent articles than this), and you can still see saved passwords in plain text.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/sav...ry?id=19908237

    And with a reputable manager program, you wouldn't have to worry about criminal background. If the encryption is done locally, and everything transmitted/stored to their servers is encrypted data, then you're safe. Like was said about Last Pass's system, you could hand your stored data to the NSA, and even they likely wouldn't be able to hack your info without the master password... Which is also only saved encrypted on their servers. LP never has access to your un-encrypted info. I'm sure the other well known companies have similar safeguards. I agree, do your research and don't trust some fly by night company that no one knows about. But after looking into just what goes on with LP's system, there's very little to worry about.
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