1. raythepa's Avatar
    I'm just wondering about the stock browser that comes with the Eris. Whose browser is it? An HTC browser? Is there a google Chrome mobile browser?

    Thanks for your input
    12-13-2009 10:38 AM
  2. baycruisers's Avatar
    I'm just wondering about the stock browser that comes with the Eris. Whose browser is it? An HTC browser? Is there a google Chrome mobile browser?

    Thanks for your input
    Not that I know of, but it's a great idea. Firefox and Opera are preparing versions for Android. Not sure when they'll be released, but soon, I think.
    12-13-2009 01:59 PM
  3. raythepa's Avatar
    Thanks, thats what I thought. I did go to m.google.com and found a bunch of mobile apps from google. Not sure how many of them are unique for Android or how many are stock for the Android. I'm only a couple of weeks into this with my Eris so I guess I'll learn as I go.
    12-13-2009 02:33 PM
  4. redman213's Avatar
    Chrome Mobile would be soo sick they should release it wish flash (when Flash is available on Android) and shove it in RIM's face.
    12-13-2009 03:09 PM
  5. raythepa's Avatar
    thats good...big cleansing breath now
    12-13-2009 04:11 PM
  6. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    Well now that you mention that and I think of it... the stock browser is a Google made browser so technically it is Chrome right? Maybe not officially, but it is a Google browser.
    12-14-2009 05:20 AM
  7. raythepa's Avatar
    So the stock browser is a Google product and not HTC...interesting but thats what I was kinda thinkin' too, but without the term "Chrome"...well...who knows
    12-15-2009 09:10 PM
  8. Adiliyo's Avatar
    the stock browser is based on webkit isn't it? and it's made by google which should make it a mobile chrome in everything but name...

    12-15-2009 09:39 PM
  9. graymulligan's Avatar
    Its google's take on a webkit based browser (which the iphone and pre have as well, similar code underneath, different stuff on top). It's not chrome per se, but the top layer of code is made by the same folks. Or at least folks at the same general zip code.

    No mobile chrome yet. I doubt there's much of a reason to make it really, the stock webkit based browser is pretty solid, if not for a few UI preferences.
    12-16-2009 12:29 AM
  10. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    webkit? never heard of it.
    12-16-2009 04:15 AM
  11. Adiliyo's Avatar
    webkit is the rendering engine used to render pages, vs the gecko engine that firefox uses, trident for IE, and presto for opera

    so far webkit browsers seem to be faster than gecko but firefox seems to have something new coming out which can leverage the gpu to render pages quicker. which, if it makes its way into their mobile browser, and a lot of newer phones having GPU's, could make things interesting.

    so being that a division of google makes this webkit based browser for android, it's mobile chrome in everything but name and officialness.
    12-16-2009 11:40 AM
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