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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Stock browsers
by ov1d1u on Sun 10th Feb 2013 22:21 UTC
ov1d1u
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I'm not using the stock browser too much on my Android tablet, but while I was using it never once crashed. On iPad I was able to make Safari crash just by visiting a webpage with a frameset on it (on iOS 6.1 this is fixed). Worse, because all browsers on iOS are constrained to use the same engine, installing another browser didn't fixed the issue (they were crashing, too). It's true that browsing sucks on Android (especially on my cheap tablet), but at least you have better alternatives than on iOS.

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