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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It's true
by bansal98 on Mon 11th Feb 2013 17:39 UTC
bansal98
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2006-09-06

I sold my Nexus 7 for exactly this reason. The Chrome browser sucks on it. On a web page, some fonts would be smaller, some larger. Sometimes clicking on a link would open the magnifying bar, sometimes not. Sometimes clicking on a link won't do anything at all. I was so fed up with this behavior that I ultimately sold it.

I also have an iPad 2 which I've been using for quite some time and you can say what you want about its hardware, it's miles ahead when it comes to browsing.

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RE: It's true
by _txf_ on Mon 11th Feb 2013 19:16 in reply to "It's true"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

[q]I sold my Nexus 7 for exactly this reason. The Chrome browser sucks on it./q]

So you gave up on it before trying other browsers...

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RE[2]: It's true
by bansal98 on Mon 11th Feb 2013 23:41 in reply to "RE: It's true"
bansal98 Member since:
2006-09-06

I should have mentioned it earlier.

I tried various other browsers and Firefox was the best one among them. But then my browsing history etc is not synced across devices and that was the whole reason for me buying a Google-endorsed tablet.

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