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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Chrome vs stock
by olejon on Mon 11th Feb 2013 10:43 UTC
olejon
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2012-08-12

As a web developer I find the stock browser to be the best, without doubt, and browsers using its engine, like Dolphin. Chrome is buggy when it comes to new HTML5 stuff like touch events and CSS3 animations. The beta is worse than ever. Also, all benchmarks shows that the stock browser is faster than Chrome. Chrome has a better UI, without doubt, but until they have fixed bugs that are NOT in the stock browser, they should not make it default. In my opinion they should use the stock browsers engine and Chrome's UI. Maintaining two browsers as they are doing now is stupid. I hate it when I have to adjust my web apps because a NEWER browser doesn't support what the old browser did.

Note: I am talking about rendering etc, not general browsing experience. Also, I have not tried browsing on an Android tablet except in emulator.

Yes I have filed several bug reports.

Edited 2013-02-11 10:45 UTC

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