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Browser Replacement App??
Ann154
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What are the different internet browser replacement app out there for Android phones?  I am currently using the default browser and like it a lot, but I thought I would give a different browser a try before and after I get my "new" phone (Thanks a lot AT&T! :smileymad:).

 

Anyway I have heard of the following browsers.  What are your thoughts and opinions?

 

Opera

Skyfire

Firefox

Dolphin

 

I tried Dolphin once and didn't really like how much screen real estate it got with the tab and ads.  It has probably been updated since then.

 

Are there any other browsers available?

 

Thanks!

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demmo86rt
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Dolphin HD has been my "stock" browser for quite a while now and, after a couple funky updates, I really like it.  One of the big pluses (how do you spell that, nothing looks right, lol) is that it has add-ons that you can cater to your likings.  Another option will be coming soon as well, dolphin is coming out with a dolphin mini version that is supposed to be somewhere between standard and HD, though I think closer to the standard with a slightly different menuing interface.

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crb79
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I've used Skyfire a lot, it functions like the stock browser in many ways.  One + I like about it is that it routes traffic through their server.  This almost eliminates the chance of running into a site blocked by the VZW servers.

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gerio
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I primarlly use Xscope, which works really well. Opera has a good reputation. I've tried Dolphin, I don't see what the big deal, but sooooo many people use it and like it, so it must be good.

 

Firefox Mobile (also known at various times as Fennec) is still in beta. It looks promising and I've tried some of the latest releases, but I always run into some kind of issue with it (freezing, lagging, etc.). I'm certain all of that will be worked out. There is a forum user here that is using it and it's working fine for him. So it's worth a shot. It's not in the Market yet, but you can search for Fennec or Firefiox Mobile Beta and you can download and install it from there. You'll have to go to settings/application settings and check the "Allow installation of non-Market apps". 

 

Geri O

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RonAnderson
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Im using Firefox. As stated it is still in beta, but this second sends it info back to Mozilla. It is alot better than the last beta, but still has its problems.

Never used opera, did use dolphin and it was so so. I don't use skyfire because we have flash now, and two it is an I*hone browser that they use it because it gets around flash.
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gerio
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Hi, Ron. Was there a new release of the Firefox beta this week? I'm anxious to try it, if so. Thanx, Geri O
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Ann154
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Sounds like there are pluses and minuses to each of browser replacements.

I might just have to try each one to see if they work for me.

I noticed that no one so far as given an opinion on how Opera has functioned. Any one else out there who has used it?

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gerio
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Wildman posted about Opera somewhere here a few days ago. I'm sure he'll respond before too long. 

 

Geri O

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Indianchief
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What is the stock Browser on the Fascinate?  All I can find is Version 7.  Thanks for your help.

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Ann154
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@Indianchief
This is just a guess partly because my HTC phone also runs a version 7 of the stock browser. It must be the browser that was built into the Android OS. I definitely don't think it is something like Internet Explorer 7.

If anyone has more knowledge, feel free to chime in.

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RonAnderson
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Hi gerio. I have only seen two versions of Firefox for mobile. I am on their mailing list and follow on Facebook. When the next Firefox comes out, hopefully alpha, I will post as soon as I get it. The syncing with the laptop/desktop is IMO the best. It will do all of it or none of it. It lets you continue your browsing from phone to desktop or desktop to phone.
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