09-26-2012 12:47 PM
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  1. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Is anyone using Chrome over the stock browser? I am trying it out but it seems slower and the lack of flash is disappointing.
    09-24-2012 04:23 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    try Maxathon browser mate. its best ive found for the s3

    p.s i find Chrome too slow too.. i really wanted to like it as im a google fanboy.
    why dont they make a browser like Opera Mini which uses servers to condense data making it much faster and use less of your data allowance??
    surely Google could do that better than Opera?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-24-2012 04:25 PM
  3. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I've found Dolphin Browser HD to be the best so far. (Not sure if it works any better or worse on the S3 though as I have an Evo.)
    09-24-2012 04:27 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    I've found Dolphin Browser HD to be the best so far. (Not sure if it works any better or worse on the S3 though as I have an Evo.)
    dolphin is great but for some reason it doesnt like my choice of keyboard

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-24-2012 04:36 PM
  5. Evoken's Avatar
    I am using Chrome. Don't feel the need to play Flash
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    09-24-2012 04:36 PM
  6. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah im not sure if id miss flash much (i dont do porn)
    i found firefox nice n fast but the bookmark system sucks and the full-screen add-on didnt work.. maxathon has full screen built in, bookmarks are easier to manage, once u realise theyre called Favourites, and it renders pages faster than firefox.
    it also has "wap" mode which i havent tested yet but would be good for people with a data limit i think

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-24-2012 04:53 PM
  7. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    yeah im not sure if id miss flash much (i dont do porn)
    i found firefox nice n fast but the bookmark system sucks and the full-screen add-on didnt work.. maxathon has full screen built in, bookmarks are easier to manage, once u realise theyre called Favourites, and it renders pages faster than firefox.
    it also has "wap" mode which i havent tested yet but would be good for people with a data limit i think

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    I've tried to like the Firefox browser so hard but Dolphin just does it better. Which sucks cause FF is by far the best PC browser.
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    09-24-2012 05:01 PM
  8. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I tried the maxathon one but it's not for me. I really wanted to like chrome. The integration with the desktop version sounded like a great idea. But it is slow compared to the stock browser. Plus the lack of flash and full screen sucks. I have gotten accustomed to quick controls. I do like the unlimited tabs but that's not a good enough reason to switch.
    09-24-2012 05:06 PM
  9. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I love chrome! Big chrome user on desktop. Works well on mobile as well. I don't think it's that slow. But Idk
    09-24-2012 06:17 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    I tried the maxathon one but it's not for me. I really wanted to like chrome. The integration with the desktop version sounded like a great idea. But it is slow compared to the stock browser. Plus the lack of flash and full screen sucks. I have gotten accustomed to quick controls. I do like the unlimited tabs but that's not a good enough reason to switch.
    try firefox on pc and phone then man, they sync too.
    firefox is my desctop browser of choice same as Demon says

    i do REALLY wana like Chrome on pc and s3 but its just not hapnin for me yet
    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-24-2012 09:07 PM
  11. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    try firefox on pc and phone then man, they sync too.
    firefox is my desctop browser of choice same as Demon says

    i do REALLY wana like Chrome on pc and s3 but its just not hapnin for me yet
    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    I tried syncing them but it didn't work as far as I can tell.
    09-24-2012 09:13 PM
  12. Hoosawhata's Avatar
    I've been using Dolphin HD over the stock or Firefox, but then again I'm still running Gingerbread and haven't gotten the chance to try Chrome out yet. :P
    09-24-2012 09:17 PM
  13. Vee_G's Avatar
    What does stock mean?

    I use Chrome on my phone, I like it bettet than the Internet Browser thingy the phone came with. I like using Chrome on my S3. I am coming from a platform where the browsing experience was terrible. I'm just amazed to view a full web page on this thing without struggling.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III using Android Central Forums
    09-24-2012 09:37 PM
  14. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    What does stock mean?

    I use Chrome on my phone, I like it bettet than the Internet Browser thingy the phone came with. I like using Chrome on my S3. I am coming from a platform where the browsing experience was terrible. I'm just amazed to view a full web page on this thing without struggling.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III using Android Central Forums
    Stock means it came pre-installed on the phone out of the box.
    09-24-2012 09:38 PM
  15. Vee_G's Avatar
    Thank you.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III using Android Central Forums
    09-24-2012 09:41 PM
  16. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Anytime.
    09-24-2012 09:47 PM
  17. jeffreii's Avatar
    Long time Firefox user here - switched to Chrome on PC and Android for the bookmark/tab sync and the "Chrome to Phone" app. Amazing features - enough for me to ditch Firefox (mostly).

    I still use the stock browser once in awhile when I need flash but Chrome seems fine to me.
    09-24-2012 09:58 PM
  18. funkylogik's Avatar
    Long time Firefox user here - switched to Chrome on PC and Android for the bookmark/tab sync and the "Chrome to Phone" app. Amazing features - enough for me to ditch Firefox (mostly).

    I still use the stock browser once in awhile when I need flash but Chrome seems fine to me.
    did the full screen add-on work for you on firefox android mate? with me, every time i restarted the browser, it vanished from menu... that was final straw lol

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-25-2012 12:29 AM
  19. funkylogik's Avatar
    I tried syncing them but it didn't work as far as I can tell.
    did you get same problem as me where both the desktop and the mobile browser gave a sync code so there was nowhere to enter it??

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-25-2012 12:31 AM
  20. funkylogik's Avatar
    I've been using Dolphin HD over the stock or Firefox, but then again I'm still running Gingerbread and haven't gotten the chance to try Chrome out yet. :P
    what phone u usin mate?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-25-2012 12:32 AM
  21. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I use Chrome on everything (desktop, Android phone, iPad 2). Having all the open tabs and bookmarks sync across devices works for me, and it's my go-to browser on the PC. That and Chrome-to-Phone make it hard to abandon it (yes, I know there is a Fox-To-Phone.add-on for Firefox).

    I use Dolphin HD as my backup browser for Flash sites.

    And here's a good reason NOT to use the stock browser: http://www.androidcentral.com/major-...comment-472788

    I believe that's an issue with the stock browser only. I'm sure they will patch that up quickly.
    09-25-2012 08:01 AM
  22. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    did you get same problem as me where both the desktop and the mobile browser gave a sync code so there was nowhere to enter it??

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    No i could put the code in, and it would say its synced. It just wasn't. Like my desktop bookmarks weren't there.

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D X515a using Android Central Forums
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    09-25-2012 11:28 AM
  23. monkeyluis's Avatar
    Chrome chrome chrome.

    Don't care for flash. Haven't needed it in years.
    09-25-2012 01:36 PM
  24. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I use Chrome on everything (desktop, Android phone, iPad 2). Having all the open tabs and bookmarks sync across devices works for me, and it's my go-to browser on the PC. That and Chrome-to-Phone make it hard to abandon it (yes, I know there is a Fox-To-Phone.add-on for Firefox).
    Me and you both. It's awesome
    09-25-2012 06:00 PM
  25. Roffles's Avatar
    I don't have any speed issues with Chrome. It doesn't feel any slower that the stock browser. Getting new tabs going and moving through them is faster in Chrome because of the screen swipe gestures. My problem with Chrome is sometimes it will not load a site in desktop mode or it will be finicky about it. The 720p screen really doesn't require mobile websites as default -- it should be the other way around -- desktop by default and "request mobile site" as the option. Also, text input in forum comment boxes like this one are incredibly buggy with Swift Key + Chrome. So I end up switching between the stock browser and chrome depending on what I'm doing. In fact, and I hate to say it, Androidcentral.com forums run like *** on chrome. And I know i'm repeating myself all over the place, but I must once again remind folks to run an adblocker if they are rooted because it speeds up webpage loads dramatically when all those adverts get filtered out.
    09-25-2012 06:20 PM
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