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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How about just installing a different browser? I personally quite like opera mobile, and firefox has gotten quite decent as well.

Keep in mind that there are two phone/tablet editions of opera:
* Opera mini is the light version that renders things on the server - it's the only one available on weaker devices (and apple products, since they won't allow a competing renderer/JS engine).
* Opera mobile is a normal browser, using roughly the same rendering engine as the desktop edition.

Edited 2012-08-13 10:30 UTC

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