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DownTheShore
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Beautiful NJ
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[Tablet] Favorite Browser?

I've now got a Nook HD and a rooted Nook HD+, so I'm once again playing in Android world and have been trying out various browsers to see which is, for me, the fastest, most intuitive, and most fully featured one.

So far, I've tried out:
the stock browser
Puffin
NEXT
Dolphin
Opera
Firefox
UC Browser
Chrome

They all seem to have their pluses and minuses. Right now, my two front runners are Puffin and UC Browser.

I was wondering what everyone else's choices are, and why?

For example,the UC Browser with its tab button on the bottom bar makes it easier to access the tabs with my large fingers, as opposed to browsers that just display teeny tiny tabs on top. With Puffin, I like the quick controls that slide out from the sides for paging forward and back quickly; I also like its trackball option.
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gjrhine

join:2001-12-12
Pawleys Island, SC

2 recommendations

Chrome because I use it everywhere with bookmarks in the cloud.


juilinsandar
Texas Gooner
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San Benito, TX
reply to DownTheShore
I use opera mini mostly with stock ICS browser when I don't use opera.


Alcohol
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Climax, MI
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reply to DownTheShore
I'll second chrome because of superior tab management and passwords being synced from PC chrome.
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Juggernaut
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reply to DownTheShore
I used the stock browser on my N4, but then moved to Chrome. Used for Goog searches mainly, otherwise it goes unused.

Happydude32
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reply to DownTheShore
I used to use Dolphin HD until Chrome came out. Now I use Chrome on both the phone and tablet


chmod
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Lockport, IL
reply to DownTheShore
Boat browser when aosp isn't available.


Hayward
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Key West, FL
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Mostly I use the Full Opera Mobile (not mini) as it handles file downloading well and some other thing, but also the stock broweser as it still recognizes FlashPlayer as Opera (as well as some others) has stopped.
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carpetshark3
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Boat Browser. I like clear all records on exit.


not quite right
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Puyallup, WA
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reply to Juggernaut
said by Juggernaut:

I used the stock browser on my N4, but then moved to Chrome. Used for Goog searches mainly, otherwise it goes unused.

Isn't Chrome the Stock browser on a Nexus 4? It is on mine.
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ptrowski
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reply to DownTheShore
Dolphin for me, clearing cache and history on exit is nice. Gestures also work well. I found the stock browser on the S4 to be junk.

scottp99

join:2010-12-11
Dolphin hands down!!!!


Juggernaut
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1 recommendation

reply to not quite right
Drat, you're correct. I was thinking of my Nexus S. Just put Chrome on it the other day.


SteelersFan

join:2001-02-12
Rockwall, TX
reply to DownTheShore
I use Chrome because it words with Flash (most the time) and keeps a nice mobile view. It also sync perfectly with my laptop at home with whatever sites are open at the time or bookmarks in my bookmark bar.


Lone Wolf
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reply to DownTheShore
I like Dolphin.

Tried many others but always come back to Dolphin.


Hayward
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reply to carpetshark3
quote:
Boat Browser. I like clear all records on exit.
Personally I have nothing to hide from gov spose, parents or siblings, not a share PC and live alone... I like the convenience of history.
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Hayward
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reply to SteelersFan
said by SteelersFan:

I use Chrome because it words with Flash (most the time) and keeps a nice mobile view. It also sync perfectly with my laptop at home with whatever sites are open at the time or bookmarks in my bookmark bar.

Firefox does that too. Never that big a deal to me thouh as I use tablet far more than I do home PC
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Hayward
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reply to Lone Wolf
quote:
I like Dolphin.

Tried many others but always come back to Dolphin.
Been long enough I can't remember why but there were a number of things I didn't like about Dolphin. Lack of Flash support even before Adobe pulled the plug perhaps the biggest.

Though on a big Mem Tablet it is still installed as a last ditch if nothing else works... but really that hasn't happened.
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navyson

join:2011-07-15
Upper Marlboro, MD
reply to DownTheShore
Which browser is best for flash enabled sites. Most of the online video sites I visit daily still uses flash.


Rook008
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Far Rockaway, NY
reply to DownTheShore
Dolphin and Chrome.

Dolphin for most everything and Chrome when I'm leaving my PC and want to transfer Chrome tabs to my tablet.


Alpha Phoenix
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Brooklyn, NY
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reply to DownTheShore
I use the Android Browser. Like it better because of the Labs features, and also Flash still works with it. Also I just like the way it "feels", and it pretty easy to use, and pretty sleek and not a lot of clutter.
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Tel

join:2001-10-12
Mauldin, SC
reply to DownTheShore
I've had the best luck with Boat Browser. My previous favorite was Firefox Beta because it supported flash, but I started having a lot of problems with it and Boat's flash support works well.


DownTheShore
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reply to navyson

Which browser is best for flash enabled sites. Most of the online video sites I visit daily still uses flash.

Dolphin, NEXT, Firefox, UC Browser and Puffin can all handle Flash to one extent or another. Photon Browser is supposed to handle it by allowing you to turn it on for a website, but I haven't had much luck with that. Chrome apparently blocks Flash.

I use the Big Fish Games website as my test. I bring up an offered game page and if in the upper left side of the pictured game has a "Watch Video" button under it and it works, then the browser can handle Flash. If it can't handle it, the "Watch Video" button is missing.
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Patriotism is not waving a flag, it is living the ideals

I want to retire to the Isle of Sodor and ride the trains.

Life is just better when Jeter is in the lineup.



skeechan
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reply to DownTheShore
Chrome...universal across all platforms (save for 2.x), has good features including excellent BM sync reliability and is very stable.
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Spensergig
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Bradenton, FL
reply to skeechan

Re: [Tablet] Favorite Browser?

ALMOST universal...
I can't get my home page to come up by default on my S4.


Jackarino
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reply to DownTheShore
I prefer Chrome


Juggernaut
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My test mule is my Nexus S. The latest iteration of Chrome makes it crawl. I don't like it. It's gone.
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Milo

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reply to DownTheShore
Chrome


mastsethi

join:2012-05-26
reply to DownTheShore
Dolphin

The tabs seal the deal for me.