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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by fran on Mon 11th Feb 2013 01:43 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Agree totally.
Caveat, i have not used Dolphin or Firefox on Android.
I settled with Opera Mini, giving me the smoothest and fastest performance.
Sometimes i will use chrome because my desktop bookmarks are synced with it. Although i heard you can do this with opera as well.

I guess the problem will eventually get sorted. The stuff is ever evolving.
For reading news though i prefer google reader.

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RE: true
by emarkp on Mon 11th Feb 2013 04:02 in reply to "true"
emarkp Member since:
2005-09-10

Dolphin is my preferred browser (I also have a Xoom). However, it's far from perfect.

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