Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 17:06 UTC
Google Back when I reviewed the Nexus 7, I mentioned that I was disappointed with Chrome for Android. It often felt slow, would hang, and typing in the address bar and input fields on webpages would lag. Scrolling wasn't always optimal, and sometimes, it would simply freeze up altogether. We're several months down the line now - has the situation improved for me?
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Big Android benefit: choice
by rklrkl on Wed 7th Nov 2012 19:10 UTC
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Unlike Apple and Microsoft, the Android App store is literally teeming with alternative browser choices and this is one of the big benefits of Google Play - they don't ban such browsers!

Hence, like I noted in a comment in Thom's original Nexus 7 review, I was quite surprised that Thom didn't try at least one of the many browser alternatives for Android during his original Nexus 7 review. I even suggested Firefox beta in my comment and he seemingly has installed that, albeit quite reluctantly.

There isn't much to choose between Firefox and Chrome on the desktop (though I think Firefox's extensions still give it an edge), but on Android, Firefox is a clear winner and it was obvious to me early on with my Nexus 7.

But that's what choice gives you - the ability to switch applications when one isn't to your liking. On the platforms I use, I tend to have 2 browsers installed - one for primary browsing and one secondary in case there's issues with the primary. It used to be Firefox and Opera, but now it's Firefox and Chrome.

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