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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RE[3]: Webkit2
by Kochise on Mon 11th Feb 2013 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Webkit2"
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So what, if Opera Mobile is enough, why moaning ? My experience of Opera Mini / Mobile is that they are subpar with their desktop counterpart, especially in rendering fidelity, which is basically a shame, considering the experience of Opera Software Asa in their field (since 1996 is I recount correctly). Opera Desktop ain't that heavy, around 12 MB, and trimmed from email, bitorrent, news, IRC, ... functionality, it might be possible to run such a version on middle or high-end Android devices. So what ?


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