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  1. rw6497's Avatar
    anyone else rocking this extremely fast browser?
    03-11-2010 05:14 AM
  2. ChuckG73's Avatar
    Can someone explain what makes it better than the android webkit version. I used it when I had a BB Storm 2 out of necessity but do not think I will sport the browser on my Eris. Do not see the need.
    03-11-2010 05:52 AM
  3. rw6497's Avatar
    its very fast and renders pages near perfect. not crazy about fonts cause it uses systems .its free . give it a shot.
    03-11-2010 06:00 AM
  4. nox's Avatar
    Horrible. Just plain horrible.
    (Will post more in a bit, using it to post this.
    Gotta go back to the default browser...jesus)

    Wow that browser is horrible.
    Signing in was a workout. I pressed on the sign in boxes tons of times, and finally it worked.
    Then had to do it again for the password...JESUS!

    I hate the scrolling. So irritating not being able to scroll and have a lengthy 'glide'.
    It runs pretty fast, renders quick, BUT it renders pretty bad. **** is misaligned, (Try these forums), the rendering doesn't look as good. It has this crappy feel to it.

    Your thoughts?
    03-11-2010 10:27 AM
  5. tluv004's Avatar
    Opera Mini sucks period. I hated it on WinMo...that's one reason I left WinMo.
    03-11-2010 10:42 AM
  6. nox's Avatar
    I guess it does. I didn't like it on BB either.
    Was expecting more, kinda dissapointing how bad it is.

    Just noticed, this is the first thread I have ever started...LOL
    03-11-2010 11:03 AM
  7. hakoreh's Avatar
    ive tried opera before and very intrusive on the blackberry.
    03-11-2010 11:40 AM
  8. JerseyFF's Avatar
    I tried it for 5 minutes....it has since been uninstalled! Could not appreciate the way that pages are rendered. Back to Dolphin...
    03-11-2010 11:43 AM
  9. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    So, steer clear of it.
    Will do. Thanks for the warning.
    03-11-2010 11:57 AM
  10. tender's Avatar
    The main reason I do not like Opera Mini is because all web traffic goes through their servers. Opera's servers compress images and stuff, then sends it to your phone. To the end user, it appears that browsing is much faster.

    from Opera Mini | The most popular mobile phone browser in the world

    "Opera Mini compresses pages by up to 90% before being sent to your phone, meaning faster page-load times than in other mobile Web browsers."
    03-11-2010 12:44 PM
  11. jrkalina's Avatar
    wow i now match the browser speed of the droid
    03-11-2010 05:20 PM
  12. jrkalina's Avatar
    but on the downside...
    -no pinch zoom
    -flick scroll is somewhat slow
    -some pages dont render as well
    -incredibly fast
    -double tap is more responsive
    -easier to use multiple windows

    theres more its in beta so theres bound to be bugs but when the full version comes out i imagine these will be solved
    03-11-2010 05:38 PM
  13. ardoreal's Avatar
    Uh, I don't know what crack you guys are smoking but this browser is the best mobile browser I've seen yet. Every site I visit loads lightning fast, the scrolling is incredibly smooth, and I've noticed the page layouts are cleaner.

    Thumbs up on this one.

    I use the mobile version of these forums btw. I also get smooth scrolling with a good "glide" on most stuff I visit.
    03-11-2010 05:50 PM
  14. ERDude's Avatar
    True, the Android browser lacks true tabbed browsing, but with multiple switchable windows does tabbed browsing and the speed dial feature warrant replacing that which is fast, renders well, and integrates nicely with the rest of the Android operating system?

    There’s no pinch to zoom or automatic repagination with Opera, So what am I missing?
    03-11-2010 06:52 PM
  15. ERDude's Avatar
    The only reason Opera Mini 5 is fast is because web content is stored on Opera's servers and compressed by 90% before being delivered to your phone. Naturally anything compressed is going to load faster. Think of zip files in e-mail.
    03-11-2010 07:30 PM
  16. DroidErisV's Avatar
    Fast very fast! Compared to the Eros browser. With Android 2.1 after beta this should be a must have. With multi touch this would ne a perfect.

    Come on with 2.1 enough already.
    03-11-2010 08:02 PM
  17. DeeMat's Avatar
    Fast but a bit antiquated.
    03-11-2010 09:40 PM
  18. rw6497's Avatar
    yeah what the hell are people talking about? its a free browser that actually does a good job for what it suppose to do . ridiculously fast. saves bandwidth .does DECENT job of rendering pages. its FREE lol. why complain on a free product that's in beta to boot. yes its true , Eris browser much better at rendering pages, but not that great . compare for yourselves. open both browsers and switch back and forth. lmao wasn't that different. stock browser def smoother n all but heck of a lot slower.
    03-12-2010 03:42 AM
  19. ardoreal's Avatar
    I like the convenience of its speed. It gets me what I need and it does it with a visually appealing interface. I have no complaints. I don't care why its fast, just that it is. The more I use it the more a fan of it I become.
    03-12-2010 08:35 AM
  20. txbosox's Avatar
    It's very fast, compared it last night to my father's Eris default Browser and most pages rendered much faster (both on WiFi). Some pages that were kept simple, like my work's website (minimal graphics, zero ads and no flash) came up simultaneously.

    Opera presents the text already aligned to be zoomed in on. I like this because on the Eris the default browser has to realign it when you try to zoom. I like that it keeps you from needing to side scroll (default browser) but it lags if the phone isn't fresh from a reboot. Opera keeps it nice and speedy all day long, and going back to previous pages is super fast. I like the trackball feature when zoomed out, if you get it close to a block of text, it's pretty good about figuring where you wanted to go and zooms on the block of text.

    It has a few things I don't like, text is really rough and basic, hoping for some options later on. Also noticed signing in took a few tries to get it to go, but once you get signed in, things fly. It's still in Beta, will be keeping this and looking forward to new features later on.
    03-12-2010 11:44 AM
  21. nox's Avatar
    Once you all get the 2.1 browser that was ment to be on the droid, then you'll know what a browser is supposed to be.

    The rendering is quick, but damn, the quality is crap.
    The scrolling glide lasts about half a second, then it stops.
    No pinch-zoom.
    Try signing into these forums, that's an adventure.
    Misaligns web pages.

    I'm complaining about a free product because it isn't any good. Sure if someone gave me a free car I wouldn't complain, but if someone gave me a free toaster oven that's a POS in comparison to one I already have, for FREE, then why not?

    Don't get me wrong, it has its ups; totally not worth it imo.
    It isn't enough for something to work, it has to do it good, regardless if it's paid or not.

    I'll take quality over speed any day.

    My opinion though, if you like it, well, you like it lol
    For now I'll stick with the droids stock 2.1 browser
    03-12-2010 12:22 PM
  22. ardoreal's Avatar
    I posted several times here from Opera Mini, signing in was no problem at all. On a mobile device though I always stick to mobile versions of a site. I did not try signing into the full site.

    The glide doesn't last as long, but it's smooth. There are transitions between webpages, and the color scheme is a nice touch. I honestly hate the stock browser's choppy scrolling. On any page that's ajaxed it gets choppy and miserable. I have tried the 2.1 browser as well and I'm sorry....but it's just not as smooth.

    I agree that the fonts could be a bit prettier and the glide could last a little longer. For me though, the perks outweigh the drawbacks. Different strokes I guess, but I love it.

    I think a lot of its quirks could be resolved by going NDK instead of using Dalvik too. Here's the irony though, a Dalvik web browser that's smoother than the custom built native stock browser. Way to go Google, those morons really screw up some basic stuff sometimes and I don't know if it's oversight or incompetence.
    03-12-2010 01:07 PM
  23. Chillout's Avatar
    I never could get into Opera to begin with, on any platform. It was quick, I will say that..but overall I just don't care for the feel of it or how you have to alter it to get pages to load in a more normal fashion. It's an acquired taste I suppose...
    03-12-2010 02:01 PM
  24. nox's Avatar
    Not the version I'm using, there is no choppiness.
    It glides perfect and renders things correctly, and beautifully.

    Quality wins me over anyday
    03-12-2010 03:27 PM
  25. tropper's Avatar
    I downloaded opera only cuz it gives you access to attach files in email. I didn't like the loss of multi and really like zoom cuz of my tree limb sized fingers. It only renders properly if you format regular if formatted for mobile it is stacked real funky kind like my old genious phone the Dare.
    03-15-2010 12:17 PM
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