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[3]: Webkit2
by orfanum on Mon 11th Feb 2013 08:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Webkit2"
orfanum
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I couldn't agree more. Opera mobile for me is quick, stable, and interoperates with other programmes sensibly. In addition to the fact that its performance is risible on my Prestigio 5197 tablet (admittedly a bit of a dog but Opera outstrips FF and Chrome on it, so it's not all down to the kit itself) the UI on Chrome on my Galaxy S2 just feels like someone has been smoking crack cocaine before getting down to any design work. Horrible.When I use a browser, I want to be able to get at the content I am after out there, not participate in someone's joke of spatial-awareness test .

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