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You might be satisfied with the stock Android browser, but what if we told you there was a better way to surf the web on your phone? Here are six other web browsers for Android, tested and examined.
Browsers tested were:
  • The Default Browser
  • Opera Mobile
  • Opera Mini
  • Firefox
  • Dolphin Browser HD
  • Dolphin Browser Mini
  • Skyfire Web Browser 4.0

Which do you think won?

Personally happy I use Opera Mini to check all my mobile news.
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post #2 of 38
I use Dolphin HD. I love the gestures, though I havent even checked to see if the others have that feature.
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post #3 of 38
USELESS.

Ice Cream Sandwich comes out in a week or two, with an all new browser.

Great timing Toms.
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post #4 of 38
Their screenshots from Opera Mobile look to be from the old version, too.
 
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I prefer Dolphin HD for the interface (tabs) and its speed.
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post #6 of 38
ICS will have Chrome, so this is null.
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post #7 of 38
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ICS....In case you haven't heard more than half the phones out in the last two years won't even get ICS. Yes you can root and get ICS sooner or later but I still think this is very valid.
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post #8 of 38
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Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post
ICS will have Chrome, so this is null.
But not every Android phone will have ICS...


Personally I use Dolphin Mini.
    
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But not every Android phone will have ICS...


Personally I use Dolphin Mini.
Dolphin mini seemed pretty damn terrible for speed...even compared to the full fledged Dolphin HD.
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post #10 of 38
I was using Dolphin until the whole issue with forwarding your history to a remote server popped up

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/...or-android.ars

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As it turns out, Dolphin HD, one of the top browsers the Android platform has to offer, sends pretty much every web page url you visit, including those that start with https, to a remote server en.mywebzines.com, which belongs to the company. In fact, the WebZines feature was introduced only recently back in June with version 6.0, so it's safe to say this tracking started around the same time.
I don't buy their explanation it was for their webzine feature and yes, it's been removed but they were pretty shady in their response and actions after this came out. The XDA user who first reported this had his posts removed on the Dolphin site blog when he posted about it.


For now, I'll stick to the stock browser. Boat Browser seems okay too. I simply don't like Operas UI.
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