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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RE: TheVerge & Firefox
by olejonbj on Sun 12th Aug 2012 12:16 UTC in reply to "TheVerge & Firefox"
olejonbj
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2012-08-12

Jelly Bean does not come with Chrome. It's only the Nexus 7. On my Galaxy Nexus, "Browser" is default, and Chrome must be installed manually.

As a web-app developer, I can for sure say that "Browser" is better than Chrome in many ways. It supports things that Chrome either doesn't support or they are buggy.

JavaScript performance is MUCH better in "Browser", and is actually worse in Chrome than in any other:

http://img.gfx.no/1059/1059678/Screenshot%20from%202012-07-...

The purple, "Innebygd nettleser", is "Browser". It is best.

Also, it is not Chrome's engine that is used when creating an app that shows a web page (WebView), but "Browser"'s engine.

I don't understand why Google doesn't use "Browser"'s engine and just make Chrome a nice frame around it, like on iOS. On iOS, you know that if your web app works in Safari, it works just as good in Chrome (except for touch gestures like swipe in from left or right, where Chrome uses it to switch tabs).

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