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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Auroa
by jimmystewpot on Mon 11th Feb 2013 21:48 UTC
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I find it rather amusing that the guy who wrote the article wants a job at Mozilla.. yet he seems to have had no exposure or understanding of Aurora which is available for Android too.

Many of the complaints, particularly about tabs and so on have been fixed for at least one or two versions.. or at least I don't see them anymore on my Nexus 7. Could it be only the larger screen devices have this problem?

I've completely stopped using any other browser on Android and Linux because I got sick of the bugs being fixed in aurora and taking so long to get back into the "official" release via play.

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