Some DROID owners turn to xScope Browser after Android 2.1 update fails them

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Some DROID owners turn to xScope Browser after Android 2.1 update fails them
Not every Motorola DROID owner was blessed by the Android 2.1 upgrade. For some, a glitch has prevented them from getting the eagerly awaited Pinch-To-Zoom capability in the browser. DROID owner YS tells us, "The rest of everything is working great-just pinch zoom in the browser is not working". When he contacted Verizon, Big Red told him that he would need a factory reset. Instead of rushing out to have it done, YS has been using the alternative xScope browser which he likes better anyway. He isn't the only one that feels that way. Available for Android devices running 2.1, the xScope browser is faster than the stock Android browser and renders pages better than the Opera Mini. With Pinch-To-Zoom support and tabbed browsing, this web browser certainly is worth a peek at least by DROID and N-One users. Files can get downloaded through the browser and YouTube videos can be saved to your microSD card. To move from one tab to another requires just a swipe and a window can be shut with a touch of the finger. A Task Manager is even included so you can kill open apps and a File Explorer allows you to delete, browse or move files on your SDcard. Give the xScope browser a chance and let us know what you think. You can find it in the Android Market, or go to the source link and use the QR code.

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source: AndroidandMe

Thanks YS!



1. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

its not free ill stick with the stock so sick of these pinch zoom freaks.. however the other features on this browser seem great.. dont know if its worth three bucks tho... i have opera mini, free and the reg one .. free keyword .. free

2. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

Xscope is pretty good, but it is still not as stable or easy to use as stock. I did like it the best of all the market browsers I have tried though, I've used Dolphin, Opera, Xscope and the stock, always end up going back to stock.

3. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

If it aint broke dont fix it.. i dont think they should have put pinch zoom on the browser. i personally think its more difficult to use then the previous tap zoom method. but hey to each his own.

4. Mo unregistered

To have the "Pinch to Zoom" feature or to "double tab" to zoom browsers on droid X, make sure your browser is NOT on mobile view. I had this problem and corrected it after I noticed an option to view the browser in classic view at the bottom of the google home page. But I can't get these features to function on any of my email accounts. I am not a member and was just passing by.....

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