Android 4.4 KitKat coming to phone makers without a browser, but they can build their own
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 21, 2013, 9:12 AM
He probed Google, and it seems that if you want Chrome to come preinstalled with Android 4.4 KitKat, too, you'd have to shell out for a license, just like with the rest of the Google Apps package. Unless you build your own browser, that is, like Samsung or LG are doing on their Android handsets right now.
This fact won't affect end users, as manufacturers will either pay for the Google Apps package, licensing Chrome or the stock Android browser, or distribute the phones and tablets with their own take on Internet surfing, based on WebView.
This means Google is opening part of the Android 4.4 KitKat experience for browsing experiments, which might signal opportunity for the many 3rd party browsing systems for Android out there, whose performance you can review in our dedicated article.
Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012
i love the browser of Sense 5..
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 9:16 AM 4
Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013
Just get the device go to play store and install Chrome! Simple! :)
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 9:23 AM 1
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Chrome did improve recently, it's very speedy now, but utterly destroys the battery, gaming-like drain so I'm sticking to Dolphin Jetpack.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 9:34 AM 1
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It consumes more RAM. I like browser on HTC Sense. Other than that, the browser on Touchwiz is also awesome with flash support.... The best version of chrome is 30.0.1599.82.. Any older & newer version is not very good.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 10:26 AM 0
Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 19, 2013
Chrome sucks far too much power, dolphin struggles with large pages, opera and firefox just look horrible, and the aosp browser was awesome. Why cant they bring that back? Really wish there was a better option than chrome but I haven't found any :/
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 3:55 PM 0
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