Best browser for Windows Phone?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by iBlazed, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. iBlazed macrumors 68000

    iBlazed

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    I have a Lumia 520 on Windows Phone 8.1. The only think that stops me from using it as a daily driver alternative when I get bored with my iPhone is the fact that internet explorer is absolutely atrocious. It renders many pages horribly, including gmail. Are there any alternatives that don't suck? Obviously there is no Chrome or Firefox yet.
     
  2. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    UC Browser and Opera have been getting updates lately, and have resolved some of the rendering issues that IE has had.
    Right now, we are waiting for Microsoft to finish making adjustments so it accepts webkit mobile site coding, similar to what Firefox does.
     
  3. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Good to know! Thanks for that, will try out opera.
     
  4. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Does Microsoft allow third party engines for add on browsers?
     
  5. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    No idea. Have never bothered to check.
     
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    With no third party engines, you're just using skinned IE or they're doing rendering somewhere else like with Opera Mobile.
     
  9. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Nope. And it will likely never be on WP until Microsoft and google decide to play nice with each other.
     
  10. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Don't want to start a new thread.

    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/BLU-Win-HD_id8935

    Any good compared to Nokias? I checked it out in a Microsoft store and I was impressed. I think it was $179.
     

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