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post #71 of 105
Not to defend Apples stance here but iOS users aren't missing out on much with mobile Firefox anyway. Even on Android, it's just not a very good browser. Performs horribly on any device I've used it on including my Nexus 4
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Really? I love Firefox on my S III! All the add-ons are there too. Nice and snappy. biggrin.gif
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What I never understood was Microsoft gets fined millions when they weren't offering alternative web browsers on Windows but Apple gets away with only offering Safari only. Where's the freedom of choice there?
    
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What I never understood was Microsoft gets fined millions when they weren't offering alternative web browsers on Windows but Apple gets away with only offering Safari only. Where's the freedom of choice there?

Apple operate a closed system and always have, in regards to iOS. Windows operated (and still do, but past tense to refer correctly to the time of the anti-trust case 13 years ago) an open system.
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iOS user here.

Tack me up for yet another "who cares"

Safari does an excellent job on iOS, especially with all the tweaks from jailbreaking. ie Tab+, Safari Download Manager, Omnibar etc.

We also have the option of Chrome with it's own jailbreak tweaks to make it default, have it's own download manager intot he raw file system like SDM, etc.

Firefox had it's time, but right now I'd easily take Chrome on any platform over Fx.

PS: It's Fx, not FF.
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How do I capitalize Firefox? How do I abbreviate it?
Only the first letter is capitalized (so it's Firefox, not FireFox.) The preferred abbreviation is "Fx" or "fx".
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iOS user here.

Tack me up for yet another "who cares"

Safari does an excellent job on iOS, especially with all the tweaks from jailbreaking. ie Tab+, Safari Download Manager, Omnibar etc.

We also have the option of Chrome with it's own jailbreak tweaks to make it default, have it's own download manager intot he raw file system like SDM, etc.

Firefox had it's time, but right now I'd easily take Chrome on any platform over Fx.

PS: It's Fx, not FF.
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(Go down to FAQ's, #8)

I could say the same about any other browser than the ones I use on Android... (I only use the default AOSP one) but you gotta admit (and you partly do when talking aboot Chrome) that it's a good thing to have some choice? Maybe Firefox will come up with something that Safari doesn't have and prompt Apple to make their own? (or block that feature and add it themselves, *cough, cough Wir-Fi sync *cough*).
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Firefox on Android used to be okay, but with the updates awhile back removing some of the customization options in the browser was the last straw to me.

Also watching the memory usage (RAM), on my phone grow larger with each Mozilla update. The browser is no where as lean as it used to be. Then take customizable options away, like not being able to change the home page, and you end up with a browser that you would think would only be available on an iOS.

Less choices for your iOS browser are never good, but watching a company remove options from it's browser when that company once prided itself on offering a highly customizable browsing experience seems just as bad if not worse.
    
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You can enable Apple's Javascript engine for all browsers using Nitrous app available on the Cydia store. My Chrome benches better than Safari does, on my iphone 5. Consistently.
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Not to defend Apples stance here but iOS users aren't missing out on much with mobile Firefox anyway. Even on Android, it's just not a very good browser. Performs horribly on any device I've used it on including my Nexus 4
I disagree, Firefox works wonderfully on my S3. I use it ever day, nice and snappy.

Firefox sync is amazing.thumb.gif

I wish I had firefox sync on my ipad frown.gif
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chrome for iOS + browserchooser plugin for jailbroken devices smile.gif
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