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Poll: Which Android mobile browser do you use?
It's safe to say that whatever you think it is you mostly engage in with your Android smartphone, browsing the web accounts for a significant chunk. Indeed, the luxury of having access to the all-knowing Google search engine and the entirety of the World Wide Web at you fingertips is quite the draw for most. And that's understandable.

It makes sense, then, for all that demand to be met with sufficient supply, and, as far as mobile browsers go, there's an insane amount of options you'll be presented with should you decide to search for one on the Play Store. Indeed, while Google's Chrome remains the absolute leader in this space in terms of downloads, alternatives like Firefox, Opera, Dolphin, and many others, are also quite popular, and there even a few niche solutions that seem to have a very rigid community of appreciators. 

But what about you? Which one did you settle for? Did you pick a sure thing? Or are you a renegade Naked Browser user? Let us know by casting your vote!

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Poll: Which mobile browser do you use? (2014)
10.67%
518 votes
(518 votes) The default browser that came with my device
56.92%
2763 votes
(2763 votes) Chrome
5.79%
281 votes
(281 votes) Firefox
7.5%
364 votes
(364 votes) Dolphin
8.18%
397 votes
(397 votes) Opera
0.66%
32 votes
(32 votes) Puffin
0.76%
37 votes
(37 votes) Next Browser
0.64%
31 votes
(31 votes) Javelin
0.72%
35 votes
(35 votes) Boat Browser
4.45%
216 votes
(216 votes) UC Browser
0.31%
15 votes
(15 votes) Maxthon Browser
1.17%
57 votes
(57 votes) CM Browser
0.06%
3 votes
(3 votes) Baidu Browser
0.43%
21 votes
(21 votes) Habit Browser
0.12%
6 votes
(6 votes) Lightning Browser
0.1%
5 votes
(5 votes) Mercury Browser
0.33%
16 votes
(16 votes) Naked Browser
1.17%
57 votes
(57 votes) Other

4854 votes

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posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:28 10

1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1108; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Chrome is the fastest and best in Android OS or iOS either

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:34 13

2. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Safari is the fastest/best on iOS due to restrictions put on place by Apple. It prevents the browser to use a faster script which only they can use in their browser.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Mozilla-No-Firefox-browser-for-iOS_id40690

That's how they've built their success of 'most advanced OS' (in general consumers eyes' at least) not by competing but by restricting the competition.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 06:03 1

14. moe123 (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


they removed that restriction in their lastest update .
all browsers will have the same speed in ios 8

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 07:13 2

35. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


yes safari is the most smooth and fast browser on mobile.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 07:35 5

40. moe123 (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


well that if you are using there latest hardware ,if you use an iphone 4s or 4 ,ipad 2,or any ipod touch model,safari will suck probably

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 16:35

62. steedsofwar (unregistered)


DOLPHIN is the smoothest and most responsive on Android. Faster than Chrome!

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:45 10

8. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 916; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Samsung's own browser still better than Chrome.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 06:03 2

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Well, that's your opinion. At least the one on my Note 3 feels like cr@p in every aspect compared to Chrome. Though I have to say that I'm bit of a Chrome fanboy.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 06:13

18. JC557 (Posts: 1576; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


The stock browser on the Droid Charge was pretty bad in speed of loading pages and had some other rendering issues as well. Not sure if that's still the case on Samsung phones.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 06:15

20. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 916; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


If you didn't realize, l have the Note 10.1(N8000) which is far more inferior in every aspecs than your Note 3 but still have a pleasant browsing experience with the native browser.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 07:35

39. mschmal (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


If you try chrome again, make sure you turn on server side compression.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 17:36

65. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


They are same browsers just with different ui.!

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 08:11 1

45. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


You haven't used Dolphin Jetpack if you're saying this.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:47

52. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Dolphin Jetpack used to be they best browser, but the last couple of updates have blown. It's become unresponsive, locks up, stutters... I stopped using is just last week. On this particular site (phonearena), suddenly no links will click. The home page will scroll, but I can't click on any story to read it. I also can't back button out, or if I can, no more pages will load. I have to leave via the home button and force it closed in settings.

I haven't found a replacement I like as much, unfortunately.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 16:40

63. steedsofwar (unregistered)


I havent updated to their new UI. I'm still using the last version with the old style tabs and side swipe for bookmarks. Not a single other browser comes close. I have tried EVERY other browser out there and chrome is choppy and unresponsive.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 19:50

66. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


True about the unresponsiveness, locks up, and stutters after the latest updates. But even with these I still find jetpack much more reliable than any other browser. Chrome is still the most stable but personally I sill use Jetpack.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 11:20

54. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Chrome is the fastest and best in Android OS or iOS either"

Chrome may be one of the faster browsers, but "best" is more subjective. I find Firefox performs well and offers a great selection of addons. And I like supporting open source. Chrome is not open source.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 13:11

59. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Firefox is very nice, but I can't get past the scrolling, which while very smooth, is too slow.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:34 5

3. vivek_ananda (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


Opera Mini FTW. Though the browsing experience is subpar, it saves me money by heavily compressing the pages unlike chrome which hardly saves any data even when bandwidth management is switched on

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 06:14

19. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


You're so right. Opera mini all the way xD

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 06:59 1

29. TheOldOne (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


you have not tried the others I believe. Javelin for instance is verry nice.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 07:38

41. Settings (Posts: 1721; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Opera mini is my kinda back up browser when the connection is kinda slow. Firefox is my daily browser.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:38

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Chrome, Dolphin and Opera.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 08:54

49. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Agree.
But put Dolphin first. Add-ons, flash, incognito, gestures, easy to manage full screen........

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:39

5. shahrooz (Posts: 767; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


I have not exprienced the fuidity of UC in any other browser yet.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:39 8

6. aco96 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Chrome for everyday browsing and Dolphin for porn (flash support, easy privacy management) :D

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:50 2

10. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Thanks for introducing me to dolphin, now i know what browser i should use next time for porn XDD

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 06:32

23. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


pic.twitter.com/9WqPQhXlmA

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 14:28

60. wyrishman (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Hahaha I was waiting for someone to mention that...touche to you

+1

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:45

7. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


I prefer chrome cause default browser sucks on samsung device that i have and sony device that i had used chrome as default browser, so yeah , Chrome FTW!!

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