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    Default Chrome vs. ?

    I recently started using Firefox instead of Chrome on my X. So far, I'm not impressed. If you use a browser other than Chrome, what's your feedback?

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    Dolphin. Took a little while to learn its features but I still come back to it after trying others.

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    Dolphin is a good one. I haven't used it n a while, but when I did it was good.

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    Puffin is great too. Especially its built-in Flash support. I find that it full desktop pages (none of that mobile stuff unless you explicitly request it) very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slg1906 View Post
    I recently started using Firefox instead of Chrome on my X. So far, I'm not impressed. If you use a browser other than Chrome, what's your feedback?

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    you could try chrome beta.. many use it as their daily driver
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    I've been pretty happy with Next Browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    you could try chrome beta.. many use it as their daily driver
    I use Chrome Beta because I'm a feature who're. It works great for me.

    I refuse to use dolphin or puffin because I do not trust sea mammals or sea birds or anything beating their names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    I use Chrome Beta because I'm a feature who're. It works great for me.

    I refuse to use dolphin or puffin because I do not trust sea mammals or sea birds or anything beating their names.

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    What's the difference between Chrome & Chrome Beta??

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    I use Chrome Beta. I actually prefer the interface and gestures on Boat Browser but the tab syncing keeps me on Chrome instead of any 3rd party browsers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    Next Browser.
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    i'm a fan of next browser as well. not a fan of chrome or chrome beta. i haven't used dolphin in quite some time....i might give it a spin again. can't remember why i stopped using dolphin, but it must have pissed me off somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slg1906 View Post
    I recently started using Firefox instead of Chrome on my X. So far, I'm not impressed. If you use a browser other than Chrome, what's your feedback?

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    It helps if you explain why you're not impressed. Firefox is very powerful, but you have to utilize its features. Most if not all browsers for Android are Webkit based, Firefox use it's own Gecko rendering engine which isn't exactly known for speed. I wouldn't use Firefox for speed, but there are a lot you can do to customize it to your liking. Also Mozilla have a good record of privacy respect for its users. Dolphin privacy policy probably have improved, they're coming out with a "incognito mode" version of their browser as well, but there were controversies in the past.

    Personally since the first day I used Naked Browser for Android, I haven't gone back to any other browser.

    You can try AOSP stock Browser which some dev put on the playstore now. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroid.browser
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Puffin is great too. Especially its built-in Flash support. I find that it full desktop pages (none of that mobile stuff unless you explicitly request it) very fast.

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    Free or paid version? Flash in the one thing I've been missing. Haven't tried to side load it though either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWKSLVR View Post
    Free or paid version? Flash in the one thing I've been missing. Haven't tried to side load it though either.

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    The free version is pretty nice and offers the full version's features until 12/31 so it may be worth giving a test drive. I really like it as it not only renders Flash well but DOES NOT render that funky yucky mobile versions of web sites (unless you explicitly ask for them). So far I'm quite impressed and wonder what took ME so long to discover it.
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    What's the difference between Chrome & Chrome Beta??

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    Chrome Beta gets all of the new features and updates first, as it is the Beta test version of Chorme. I had already been using the Chrome data compression feature for 4 or 6 weeks when it went main stream, and on beta it was available to everyone at once instead of a staged rollout. The beta version is usually 1-2 months ahead of the "stable" release.
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    With Chrome Beta you get to try all the new bugs and flaws before they go mainstream.

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    The speed issue you mentioned is #1. Specifically when rendering video. Mind you I have strong Wifi and/or 4G 70-80% of my day
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    I don't have speed issues on the Nexus so I'm still using Chrome on it. On my other phone I use Firefox. The stock browser always gave me problems. I haven't tried the others. I'm fine with the features in FF and Chrome.

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    You should try Puffin.

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    You should try Puffin.

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    What features does it have?

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    I use Dolphin, Chrome, and Opera. They all seem to render the same to me. I used Dolphin mostly for the simple reason that I can swipe from the left hand side of the screen to pull up bookmarks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    What features does it have?

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    To me its like having a desktop browser on your phone. The most valuable thing I believe it does is render all sites automatically in desktop mode (no mobile versions, unless you ask for them). The next best thing it does is its built-in Flash support (no configuring necessary but lots of options if you want them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    To me its like having a desktop browser on your phone. The most valuable thing I believe it does is render all sites automatically in desktop mode (no mobile versions, unless you ask for them). The next best thing it does is its built-in Flash support (no configuring necessary but lots of options if you want them).

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    That does sound very useful. There are times I want web view and can't get it in the others. Thank you for the suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Puffin is great too. Especially its built-in Flash support. I find that it full desktop pages (none of that mobile stuff unless you explicitly request it) very fast.

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    It is very fast. I have run in a few pages that did not tender correctly. It faster than chrome and all the other browsers. I still prefer chrome for the cross platform feature. Having your history or favorites on any device you use is the seller for me.

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    I use opera it has text wrapping really useful ,

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