03-10-2011 09:52 AM
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  1. gizzyman's Avatar
    How is the browser in the xoom? I have the samsung tab and I am using my iPad to type this because the tab is so laggy overall and it's browser is horrible

    Really want the xoom but don't need another slow laggy tablet
    03-07-2011 05:38 PM
  2. hypocaffeinemia#AC's Avatar
    The browser is the best thing.

    And according to sunspider javascript benchmarks, it edges out ipad2/iOS4.3's browser.
    03-07-2011 06:07 PM
  3. terrain's Avatar
    You will love it compared to the ipad. Browsing on my ipad is painful.

    Check it out at bb or Verizon to see for yourself. I have not been able to make myself use safari on my ipad since my zoom arrived on Friday.
    03-07-2011 06:13 PM
  4. BasPilot's Avatar
    The browzing is freaking fast. Everything is crystal clear and it is good to view in both landscape and portrait. I am excitedly happy with the browser in its speed and reliability. Bookmarking and password memory is great too. My school website is java based and seamlessly works for everything. Internet explorer on my computer doesn't handle the crap site the school uses as well as the xoom does.
    03-07-2011 06:16 PM
  5. thegunslinger1's Avatar
    I think the browser is fast and very easy to browse with. The only thing I don't like is that by default it picks up some mobile sites first. Just have to turn that off. There is another thread with how to turn it off.
    03-07-2011 06:35 PM
  6. chaguewood's Avatar
    The browser is really good for the most part. It crashes from time to time on sites like Facebook
    03-07-2011 07:08 PM
  7. doctorlove316's Avatar
    Browser is great. Even tried a 3rd Party browser (Dolphin HD) and ended up going back to stock. I really like the pop up menus on the sides of the screen too.
    03-07-2011 07:14 PM
  8. moosc's Avatar
    if it wasnt for the mobile aspect it would be good.
    03-07-2011 07:15 PM
  9. terrain's Avatar
    What didn't you like about dolphin HD?
    03-07-2011 07:16 PM
  10. lobobuzz's Avatar
    The browser on Xoom totally rocks!!
    03-07-2011 07:20 PM
  11. SHWELL's Avatar
    I use Dolphin HD.. IT is what I use on my phone, so I just stuck with it. Have it setup to go to regualr sites as opposed to Mobile. I am extremely satisfied with this device so far.
    03-07-2011 07:21 PM
  12. doctorlove316's Avatar
    What didn't you like about dolphin HD?
    Nothing that I really didn't like. I just liked the stock browser better. I use Dolphin HD on my Droid X though because I prefer that to the X's stock browser.
    03-07-2011 07:51 PM
  13. p08757's Avatar
    Works like a champ! I would say it equals browsing from a desktop computer. When flash gets here this thing will rock.
    03-07-2011 08:15 PM
  14. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    It's amazing. Apart from a few crashes, it really is the best mobile browser out there.

    Make sure to enable quick controls from the labs in the browser settings. It makes browsing a bliss!
    NewAge likes this.
    03-07-2011 08:34 PM
  15. Ed Venture's Avatar
    if it wasnt for the mobile aspect it would be good.
    To fix the mobile aspect, enter "about:debug" in the address line. Then go to the web browser menu and you will see you have some extra menu items. Select Debug, then UAString, then Desktop, to emulate a standard desktop browser.

    Ed
    03-07-2011 09:01 PM
  16. JZambrano's Avatar
    The browser on the Xoom is fantastic! You can easily open/switch between and close tabs with ease.
    03-07-2011 10:11 PM
  17. IamJAd's Avatar
    When Dolphin HD comes out all tweaked for tablets, I'll be a happy camper. Until then, the stock browser is better than any previous stock Android browser!
    03-08-2011 01:11 AM
  18. PaulG1488's Avatar
    I've been using stock browser since launch day but today I started using dolphin hd and pages seem to load a tiny bit faster on here then compared to the stock browser
    03-08-2011 02:25 AM
  19. BlackRN's Avatar
    I love it! Using Dolphin Mini browser which is somewhat faster than Dolphin HD bc its trimmed down.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-08-2011 04:35 AM
  20. Dragnz's Avatar
    To fix the mobile aspect, enter "about:debug" in the address line. Then go to the web browser menu and you will see you have some extra menu items. Select Debug, then UAString, then Desktop, to emulate a standard desktop browser.

    Ed
    Do you have to do this after each restart or does it hold after a reboot ?
    03-08-2011 10:00 AM
  21. njennings's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to alphabetize your bookmarks? Mine are all randomly ordered as I've added them.
    03-09-2011 10:29 PM
  22. RC46's Avatar
    To the OP, root your Tab and flash the latest European unlocked ROM from Samsung. Your Tab browser will be way faster than your iPad and you will have full flash support.

    Sent from my SGH-I987 using Tapatalk
    03-09-2011 10:32 PM
  23. gizzyman's Avatar
    should not have to go to extremes to get something to work right.
    the tab has a 1ghz processor, thats no slouch, but the OS is slowing it down, making it laggy overall.

    I went out and got the xoom the other day, this is how a browser should work.
    03-09-2011 10:50 PM
  24. NewAge's Avatar
    It's amazing. Apart from a few crashes, it really is the best mobile browser out there.

    Make sure to enable quick controls from the labs in the browser settings. It makes browsing a bliss!
    Tip of the day right here. Quick controls is bomb once I figured it out.
    03-09-2011 10:56 PM
  25. xxraffyxx's Avatar
    Looks like the xoom can keep up and beat the Ipad 2 in browser speed

    VIA engadget
    iPad 2 review -- Engadget


    Sunspider Results (lower is better)
    Apple iPad 2 (iOS 4.3)........2173.1ms
    Apple iPad (iOS 4.2.1)........8207.0ms
    Apple iPad (iOS 4.3)...........3484.7ms
    Apple iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2.1)...10291.4ms
    Apple iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3)......4052.2ms
    Motorola Xoom...................2141.8ms
    Motorola Atrix 4G 4100.6ms
    03-09-2011 11:18 PM
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