Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2013 21:07 UTC
Google "No, there's only one area where Android falls really, horribly, undeniably short when it comes to the tablet form factor: The web browser. It's the most fundamental tablet app, IMHO, and yet the web experience on Android could not possibly be worse." This, right here, is it. On my Nexus 7 - there's not a single decent web browser. Not one. The stock browser? Crashes a lot. Chrome? Slow, touch-unfriendly UI, laggy, and locks up all the time. Everything else uses non-standard UIs are, are plain buggy, are also slow, or any combination of the three - and yes, this includes your favourite browser. I've been through them all. Just yesterday I loaded up my iPhone 3GS, and Safari was like a dream. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8? Buttery smooth and excellent UI. How Google - a web company - can let this situation persist is beyond me.
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kajaman
Member since:
2006-01-06

My iPad owning friends always look jealous when they try Chrome on my Nexus 7. IT IS GREAT. Not a single crash during usage, feel very smooth (yet different 'physics' than Safari/iOS), the tabs work great and the best feature is the little zoom when you click on a link that's close to some other link to make sure you don't click on wrong one.

Man, you have something wrong with your Nexus if Chrome is pain to use. It's best tool for me.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Same experience here. Granted, I don't use my Nexus 7 all that much, and will probably get rid of it soon (thinking a large phone or phablet will suit me better), but I've never had a browser crash that I can remember, neither in Chrome nor in Firefox.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

I had lots crashes with both with CM 10 and 10.1. But recently it got better. Still there are some things where both are killing you. Eg in chrome when I try paste text into this textbox the scroll position jumps right after the paste popup-menu appears and then the paste popup-menu just disappears again making pasting text into a textbox near impossible.

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anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

Same here, I'm quite puzzled as to what's supposedly so awful about the Android build of Chrome, it works beautifully for me.

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