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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Stock Android browser
by benoitb on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:01 UTC
benoitb
Member since:
2010-06-29

I'm quite happy with the stock ICS browser (not Chrome). You only need to push 1 button and you get previews of the windows that you can close in the same way as the task switcher.

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RE: Stock Android browser
by Boldie on Sun 11th Nov 2012 09:24 in reply to "Stock Android browser"
Boldie Member since:
2007-03-26

Me too. I use it with "Quick controls" and "Quick controls extended" and browser in fullscreen mode.

Slide to bring up the controls. There are areas of improvement but it is still the best I've found so far.

Here are the first example I could find:

http://hackslurp.com/2012/01/06/ics-browser-plus-is-the-enhanced-va...

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RE[2]: Stock Android browser
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 10:50 in reply to "RE: Stock Android browser"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Looks awesome - too bad it's ICS only and I'm on JB for both my tablet and phone ;) .

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