Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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TheVerge & Firefox
by _xmv on Sat 11th Aug 2012 20:13 UTC
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2008-12-09

Since JB comes with Chrome instead of "Browser", I would highly suggest trying Firefox (yep) for loading sites like theverge.com

The reason is that Firefox (and "Browser" on older devices...) use different rendering tricks than Chrome does.

And it's *much* faster.


On my 720p Tegra2 device, theverge is annoying slow in Chrome, dolphin, etc.. even opera mobile.
It's "just fine" with browser.. and just as good on Firefox (they really came a long way on Android recently..).

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