Poll: Which Android mobile browser do you use?
posted by Chris P. / Jul 21, 2014, 5:25 AM
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.
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.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
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!
Poll: Which mobile browser do you use? (2014)
The default browser that came with my device
Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012
Chrome is the fastest and best in Android OS or iOS either
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 5:28 AM 10
Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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
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 Jul 21, 2014, 5:34 AM 13
Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013
Samsung's own browser still better than Chrome.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 5:45 AM 10
Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012
You haven't used Dolphin Jetpack if you're saying this.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 8:11 AM 1
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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 Jul 21, 2014, 10:47 AM 0
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 Jul 21, 2014, 4:40 PM 0
Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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 Jul 21, 2014, 7:50 PM 0
Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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 Jul 21, 2014, 11:20 AM 0
Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 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 Jul 21, 2014, 5:34 AM 5
Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014
You're so right. Opera mini all the way xD
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 6:14 AM 0
Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012
Chrome, Dolphin and Opera.
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 5:38 AM 0
Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012
Chrome for everyday browsing and Dolphin for porn (flash support, easy privacy management) :D
posted on Jul 21, 2014, 5:39 AM 8
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