04-22-2015 11:20 AM
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  1. cbreze's Avatar
    The Verizon phones don't have the stock browser. I wonder is there a way to get it? Why in the "F" would Verizon remove this?

    EDIT: Duh, found it in the store.

    2nd EDIT: Geez it's full of adds?? Unbelievable crap.
    Chrome works fine
    04-21-2015 11:16 AM
  2. gtg465x's Avatar
    The Verizon phones don't have the stock browser. I wonder is there a way to get it? Why in the "F" would Verizon remove this?

    EDIT: Duh, found it in the store.
    Odd. Normally I don't like it when both a stock browser and Chrome are included, but in the case of the Galaxy S6, the stock browser performs so much better that I'm glad they included it in addition to Chrome.
    04-21-2015 11:19 AM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    Odd. Normally I don't like it when both a stock browser and Chrome are included, but in the case of the Galaxy S6, the stock browser performs so much better that I'm glad they included it in addition to Chrome.
    So you must have the add free version? I cannot see the point of Verizon cutting this from our $600 S6's . What a rip.
    04-21-2015 11:23 AM
  4. gtg465x's Avatar
    So you must have the add free version? I cannot see the point of Verizon cutting this from our $600 S6's . What a rip.
    I'm not sure which stock browser you're trying in the Play Store, but it's not the Samsung stock browser because it isn't in the Play Store. There are no ads. Looks like this...

    what browser is everyone using?-screenshot_2015-04-21-09-43-27.jpg

    what browser is everyone using?-screenshot_2015-04-21-09-43-40.jpg
    04-21-2015 11:46 AM
  5. cbreze's Avatar
    If i search samsung browser its what pops up. Im thinking its a look alike. Will check samsung app store.
    04-21-2015 11:51 AM
  6. itsme122's Avatar
    Verizon S6 here and I also had no option for browsers except for Chrome out of the box. After the review showing the stock browser having a positive impact on battery life I went looking for it and was bummed to discover it was nowhere to be found.
    Surely there has to be a downloadable version of it somewhere out there, right?
    04-21-2015 12:57 PM
  7. cbreze's Avatar
    Chrome has been ok, no issues for me, but whilst looking for the stock browser I noticed opera was out in a new beta so I'm trying it out. It's been a long time since I used it and so far it seems pretty good. Better than previous experiences I've had with it. Still can't figure why the stock browser was removed.
    04-21-2015 01:07 PM
  8. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Verizon here, how can I get the stock Samsung browser back?
    04-21-2015 01:10 PM
  9. cbreze's Avatar
    Verizon here, how can I get the stock Samsung browser back?
    From what I'm reading you can't without root and installing the apk. Just what I've read. I'm not very versed in such things and take what I read with a grain or two of salt, but whatever. Glad chrome is doing ok for me. Still sucks tho, just the idea of Verizon boldly removing it. Had to be money involved for them. Really chaps my hide non the less. Maybe a better option for getting it will come up later as more people tinker with things.
    04-21-2015 01:22 PM
  10. dirt4444's Avatar
    From what I'm reading you can't without root and installing the apk. Just what I've read. I'm not very versed in such things and take what I read with a grain or two of salt, but whatever. Glad chrome is doing ok for me. Still sucks tho, just the idea of Verizon boldly removing it. Had to be money involved for them. Really chaps my hide non the less. Maybe a better option for getting it will come up later as more people tinker with things.
    Is the only way to switch between tabs (on chrome) to hit the recent apps button on the phone and scroll to find it? That's the one thing I don't like about chrome it should be an option within the browser. Maybe I'm missing it.
    04-21-2015 04:16 PM
  11. cajunB's Avatar
    wait.. what's better than Chrome? because that's what i'm using right now..
    04-21-2015 04:16 PM
  12. stevelam's Avatar
    Chrome performance on the s6 is terrible compared to the stock browser, which is unfortunate.


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    04-21-2015 04:27 PM
  13. StanleyMan's Avatar
    Firefox. It's the one ice always used on Android. I've never much cared for the chrome browser .
    04-21-2015 04:52 PM
  14. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    wait.. what's better than Chrome? because that's what i'm using right now..
    Anything is better then Chrome.
    04-21-2015 04:54 PM
  15. cbreze's Avatar
    Is the only way to switch between tabs (on chrome) to hit the recent apps button on the phone and scroll to find it? That's the one thing I don't like about chrome it should be an option within the browser. Maybe I'm missing it.
    I don't see a way to switch between tabs, and interestingly on my iPhone running chrome there is. There is a little box at the top right that tells how many tabs are open and pressing it gives you the choice to switch. No idea why being a Google browser it has that functionality on iPhone and not an android . Seems should be the opposite if anything. I have heard people say they have chrome in beta so maybe that is the problem, not fully functional yet. I dunno.
    I'm trying out the Opera beta and liking it so far. Quite quick and for tabs I seem to be able to save only the last 2, but I am not completely familiar with it so I may have something wrong. This is miles ahead of past Opera versions I have used.
    04-21-2015 05:50 PM
  16. Cobravision's Avatar
    Go to Chrome settings and turn off 'merge tabs and apps'. This will force the Tab control back to Chrome. Personally, I like it better in the app switcher.
    cbreze and dirt4444 like this.
    04-21-2015 06:08 PM
  17. dougdraws's Avatar
    I'm using the CM browser. It's really fast no lag and no issues

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    04-21-2015 06:11 PM
  18. cbreze's Avatar
    Go to Chrome settings and turn off 'merge tabs and apps'. This will force the Tab control back to Chrome. Personally, I like it better in the app switcher.
    Nice, thanks
    04-21-2015 06:13 PM
  19. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Man why all the negatives on chrome? I really like it on s6...BTW I am on vzw and don't have the stock browser either.
    04-21-2015 07:21 PM
  20. grathan's Avatar
    Mainly dolphin for two reasons. Long press URL then share by email and gesture to reach top of screen.


    *edit For the people who want tabs inside of Chrome, there is an option in Chrome Settings for this.
    04-22-2015 09:17 AM
  21. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I use Chrome, BUT ever since the last couple of updates it seems to suck badly. Slow to load pages, scrolling stutters and lags. I'm not sure what Google did recently, but they definitely messed up chrome.

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    04-22-2015 11:13 AM
  22. ThyWillBeDone's Avatar
    Chrome is the best!
    04-22-2015 11:19 AM
  23. cbreze's Avatar
    No lag on chrome here, yet anyway. My demands may be less than others, but chrome seems fine to me. Now that I learned about the tabs thing it has gotten even sweeter. Also trying out opera which is surprisingly quicker than I ever remember it being. CM browser is another I'm trying. Nice to have options. I think chrome at least for now is my main browser.
    04-22-2015 11:20 AM
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