Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2013 21:07 UTC
Google "No, there's only one area where Android falls really, horribly, undeniably short when it comes to the tablet form factor: The web browser. It's the most fundamental tablet app, IMHO, and yet the web experience on Android could not possibly be worse." This, right here, is it. On my Nexus 7 - there's not a single decent web browser. Not one. The stock browser? Crashes a lot. Chrome? Slow, touch-unfriendly UI, laggy, and locks up all the time. Everything else uses non-standard UIs are, are plain buggy, are also slow, or any combination of the three - and yes, this includes your favourite browser. I've been through them all. Just yesterday I loaded up my iPhone 3GS, and Safari was like a dream. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8? Buttery smooth and excellent UI. How Google - a web company - can let this situation persist is beyond me.
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RE: Webkit2
by Carewolf on Sun 10th Feb 2013 21:27 UTC in reply to "Webkit2"
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iOS does not use WebKit2, they have an old fork of webkit tree and uses a heavily modified WebKit1 layer.

On top of that. It is not quite straightforward to do a new WebKit port. To get something stable and good, it is at least a year worth of work for a team of 10 very good developers.

If you do want WebKit2 on an android device though, you can checkout the Snowshoe browser, which uses the QtWebKit's WebKit2 API QQuickWebView. It is still a under development, but looks very nice.

Edited 2013-02-10 21:31 UTC

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