Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 15:25 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Interesting theory, backed up by data, to explain the difference between Android device sales and browser usage share. "The stock Android browser in previous versions reportedly had problems rendering non-mobile optimized web-pages, leading to lower usage. If a user realized that certain webpages were improperly rendered on a mobile device, it would obviously lead to a drop in future browsing sessions from that device. Meanwhile, on Android 4.0, as consumers have realized that the browsing experience is more "desktop-like", it has led to an increase in browser usage."
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by phoenix on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 19:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Well, to be fair, Firefox on Android has *SUCKED*, in so many ways, until very recently. Anyone trying to say it doesn't either has a skookum SoC, or hasn't really used Firefox until recently.

Trying to use Firefox prior to Sept 2012 on a 1 GHz single-core SoC was frustrating, and then some.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by fatjoe on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 22:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Yeah, those old foxes where kinda meh, but these latest releases really fly even on the crappiest hardware (including sub $60 Chinnese tablets).

Once the open source flash support is added we can finally root-uninstall the stock browser + chrome and live ever happy after ;)

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