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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Comment by Chris_G
by Chris_G on Sun 10th Feb 2013 23:38 UTC
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2012-10-25

It's funny, because the smartphone version of Chrome has quite possibly the best ui of any mobile app I've used. And the phone ui would work just fine at tablet screen sizes! I don't understand Google's thought process here.

The inability to disable mobile sites by default is probably the most ridiculous thing about both mobile versions of Chrome.

Edited 2013-02-10 23:40 UTC

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