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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by m45t3r on Sun 10th Feb 2013 22:04 UTC
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Well, the UI of Chrome maybe is not that good for a tablet, but I like it. It has some nice gestures and is very fast on my Galaxy Nexus. On iOS it sucks, thanks to the limitations of the Javascript engine the third-party iOS browsers' use.

And I really hate Safari, it's not uncommon to see a website that Safari simple render on a awful way (making it unusable), or the constant crashes that I have (don't know if iOS 6 fixed then, upgraded not to much a go). Well, I have crashes on Chrome for Android too, but it isn't nearly as much, and I never saw a webpage that is simple unreadble thanks to wrong rendering like I saw on Safari.

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