Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Nov 2012 12:23 UTC
Google After the short story on Chrome for Android not entirely living up to the promise of its desktop sibling, I went on a serious Android browser testing spree - fueled by suggestions from readers here and on Twitter. The conclusion? As much choice as there is, they all seem to be lacking in one important aspect: user interface. Ugly, inconsistent, non-Holo, confusing - and this applies to Chrome as much as it does to third party browsers. Since I really want a good Android browser, I sat down, and about 23 seconds later, I realised that all the ingredients for a really good and distinctive Android browser are right here in front of everyone using Android. Also: this approach would result in a tablet interface, all for free!
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Don't agree.
by vasko_dinkov on Fri 9th Nov 2012 14:43 UTC
vasko_dinkov
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2005-09-13

If there aren't page thumbs in the sidebar, it wouldn't be as intuitive.

If there are thumbnails in the sidebar, it would be very tall and require vertical scrolling - I much prefer horizontal arrangement/scrolling in that case (like on iPhone).

Also keeping the button is quite important for some reasons:
- for new users it won't be obvious they have to swipe to show the tab bar
- a tap on a button is (maybe arguably) easier than an edge swipe

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