Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 17:06 UTC
Google Back when I reviewed the Nexus 7, I mentioned that I was disappointed with Chrome for Android. It often felt slow, would hang, and typing in the address bar and input fields on webpages would lag. Scrolling wasn't always optimal, and sometimes, it would simply freeze up altogether. We're several months down the line now - has the situation improved for me?
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Firefox?
by _xmv on Thu 8th Nov 2012 06:15 UTC
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2008-12-09

The only equivalent to Chrome on Android is Firefox.
Opera is a special mobile version. Most others are using the Android "builtin" webkit. Probably why you did switch to Firefox in fact. Like I did.

Only Chrome and Firefox deliver an "exactly same engine as desktop".

Except Firefox works, and is very fast, while Chrome is slow and annoying (even thus it has nice animations).

So yeah, ironically, the opposite as on the the desktop.

Solution to Chrome's issues? Just use Firefox. On top of that, you get to use something's that's actually supporting the free web.

Oh and, Firefox Sync happen to be working a lot better than I expected.

The only thing I'm missing is proper "full screen browsing". The UI doesn't annoy me, it's different, but not bad. Not exceptional either, it's just fine. And hey, there's full noscript and full adblock support.

Edited 2012-11-08 06:22 UTC

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