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Its just if he truly knew what he was talking about, he would stop using stock browsers and use Opera or another one, its just amazes me how bad the stock one is in compared to Opera, but they seem to have fixed that with Ice Cream Sandwich clearly..

Isn't Icecream Sandwich the first version of android to get Chrome?
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Hey what site did you get those benchmarks from?
Huge! I'm still in awe of the difference in speed between my OG Droid and the Razr.

Sometimes it helps to click the link in the OP. tongue.gif
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Sometimes it helps to click the link in the OP. tongue.gif

Not just sometimes, but always. biggrin.gif
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Its just if he truly knew what he was talking about, he would stop using stock browsers and use Opera or another one, its just amazes me how bad the stock one is in compared to Opera, but they seem to have fixed that with Ice Cream Sandwich clearly.

Opera has terrible scaling and doesn't work right on a lot of sites. Testing the browser that ships with the phone is only natural.
    
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Isn't Icecream Sandwich the first version of android to get Chrome?

Sorta, the Chrome team at Google IO pretty much put emphasis that the Android stock browser wasn't Chrome.
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Opera has terrible scaling and doesn't work right on a lot of sites. Testing the browser that ships with the phone is only natural.

I have no idea what you are referring to, please point me to a website that will have this effect.
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I've been trying to be content with my Nexus S but posts like this make me want to upgrade real bad.
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I used to be a fan of Anandtechs reviews, but right now the only ones I look at are the screen analysis.
Its just if he truly knew what he was talking about, he would stop using stock browsers and use Opera or another one, its just amazes me how bad the stock one is in compared to Opera, but they seem to have fixed that with Ice Cream Sandwich clearly.
I also think he used to be more investigative about the scores... Its like why does the Xoom score 50% higher then the iPad 2 in broswer mark, but only his 10% faster at Sunspider?
In all truth, Apple has a really good GPU, with absolutely nothing to tax it, but the CPU isn't close to the OMAP 4 Tegra 2 or Snapdragon dual cores.
Trust me with this, if you have Android phone, use Opera mobile, the full version. Its stupid fast compared to stock browser.

The only true comparison is testing a phone 'as is.'

There are so many tweaks you can make to Android and iOS that you need to draw the line somewhere. Testing both at stock gives a natural and fair comparison, in fact it would be the only credible comparison.
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Trust me with this, if you have Android phone, use Opera mobile, the full version. Its stupid fast compared to stock browser.

You know why? Because it lowers the quality of images at will. Stock one just downloads the ones 'as is'.
   
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Got one of these on Friday. ICS is a MASSIVE improvement over GB.
I think this is clear since the GN has a "crap processor" that ICS is very well optimised to hit those scores



Everything is pretty much instant. No lag on anything and the screen is a thing of beauty.

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I use Dolphin browser and it's pretty fast on my droid 2, i noticed a huge increase in speed going from the stock browser to dolphin.

But i still plan on getting the nexus in december,

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Got one of these on Friday. ICS is a MASSIVE improvement over GB.
I think this is clear since the GN has a "crap processor" that ICS is very well optimised to hit those scores
Everything is pretty much instant. No lag on anything and the screen is a thing of beauty.
screenshot2011112013182.png


and why do you think it has a crap processor? it's a dual core which is more than most phones.
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