Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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Firefox
by fretinator on Sat 11th Aug 2012 19:04 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

I highly recommend the mobile Firefox browser. If you used a previous version (as I did), you probably cringe when you think of Firefox on Android. Well, the latest version is totally redone, and it's lightening fast! It still uses a lot of memory, but it is worth it. I've switch from Opera mobile to Firefox - give it a shot.

p.s. - I'm posting this from my Libretto 110CT with 32MB ram, Windows 98 and K-Meleon browser. It seems ironic to post about the latest high-end mobile device from the REAL first netbook!

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RE: Firefox
by Beta on Sat 11th Aug 2012 19:14 in reply to "Firefox"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

I highly recommend the mobile Firefox browser.


Yup, I’ve been helping test Firefox Beta on this beauty, and along with performing slightly better and doing sync to Firefox desktop, it also supports such web technologies as WebGL and decent native HTML5 webm support ;)

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RE: Firefox
by pandronic on Sun 12th Aug 2012 05:00 in reply to "Firefox"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

+1 for Firefox Beta. I'm using it on my ICS-powered Asus Transformer and it's the best Android browser, period. Opera and Webkit based browsers really don't hold a candle to it in terms of snappiness and rendering quality (it's almost as good as on the desktop version). Also it has Flash support and Adblock Plus.

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RE: Firefox
by NuxRo on Sun 12th Aug 2012 09:46 in reply to "Firefox"
NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25

+1 Firefox, it's refreshing to see they improved a lot.

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RE: Firefox
by olejonbj on Sun 12th Aug 2012 12:20 in reply to "Firefox"
olejonbj Member since:
2012-08-12

The new Firefox Beta (v 15) seems okay. Current stable (v 14) doesn't support basic stuff like fixed position in CSS, which makes it impossible to create good web apps with a native look & feel. The more people that uses browsers that doesn't support basic stuff like this (Opera Mobile for instance), the harder it is to be a web app/web site developer. You have use the user agent and browse-specific code, which shouldn't be necessary in 2012. Please don't use Firefox 14 for Android & Opera Mobile for Android.

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RE: Firefox
by Morgan on Sun 12th Aug 2012 20:05 in reply to "Firefox"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

p.s. - I'm posting this from my Libretto 110CT with 32MB ram, Windows 98 and K-Meleon browser.


DROOL!!! I kick myself to this day for ever selling mine. I ditched it when I got my first smartphone, a Palm Treo 650 back in 2006. By the time I realized the smartphone is not a portable computer replacement (and still isn't today, for me at least) it was too late.

I have to say too, the Libretto was a better computer by far than the Atom-based HP netbook I had for a couple of years. Speed isn't everything...

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RE[2]: Firefox
by fretinator on Sun 12th Aug 2012 20:11 in reply to "RE: Firefox"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Now I just need the 32MB RAM upgrade - it's hard to find. 64MB would rock!

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