Whats the best web browser to use on galaxy devices?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    to those who have galaxy S3, note or any kind of major android device wether it's phone or tablet whats the best one to use? is it just the internet app that comes with it? crome? and some have said dolphin?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Basically yes... chrome and dolphin are two of the best browsers.

    HTC still have their own stock browser which I actually prefer over chrome, but its just preference more than anything else.

    You can try opera, and Firefox for android too.
     
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    Which is best is a purely subjective opinion. You'd be best off downloading the most popular of them and giving each a try.
     
  5. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Boat Browser...hands down. It's the most configurable, has the best full screen mode (it will automatically go full screen when you turn the device into landscape mode), and the best tabbed browsing experience I've ever used.
     
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    My favorite too. :)
     
  8. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Just downloaded it and I'm really liking it so far.
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I'm on the GS3. Firefox beta is what I use. The regular Firefox is pretty slow, but the Firefox beta is near flawless. I also use Easybrowser and the default browser (which isn't bad at all) sometimes.

    Never heard of Boat browser. Will check it out.
     
  10. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    I didn't realize there was a Firefox beta. I may have to check that put myself. But yeah, I've tried almost everyone out there and Boat Browser has always been my favorite.
     
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    I use Chrome most of the time and Opera works well too. Skyfire worked well too. Havent tried Firefox in a while and at that time i didnt care for it.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I always have just used chrome and it works well
     
  13. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I have Chrome, Dolphin, Opera Mini and the stock browser on my phone. Right now, I pretty much use Chrome exclusively.
     
  14. Wide opeN macrumors 6502

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    Yep, chrome here for me. Firefox seems good too!!!
     
  15. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    So do I. Well, the chrome beta actually. I like having tabs synched on all my devices. I suppose Dolphin is a bit faster but I can't really tell. I tried that Dolphin jetpack thing and it didn't load certain pages.




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  16. Greg. macrumors 6502

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    Guess it depends on what you use on your computer and other devices, and if you want sync across them. I use Firefox Beta on my Nexus 4 and 7 and love it.
     
  17. Gaugerer macrumors member

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    It also supports Flash, has a great Speed dialer and a free powerful password manager add-in.

    A great all-round browser that is easy to use and fast.
     
  18. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I prefer Chrome because I also use it on the desktop, it auto-syncs my history, bookmarks etc.

    It's nice to also instantly load the same page my PC is on on my phone if I suddenly have to leave.
     
  19. DanteMann macrumors 6502

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    I use chrome and the stock browser on my GS3. I use the stock browser when I need flash support.
     
  20. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Firefox is very nice imo. I use Firefox nightly for my desktop browser and having instant sync of my bookmarks, passwords, tabs, etc is priceless.
     
  21. bembol macrumors 65816

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    Not a fan of Chrome. I hate that I can't access my Bookmarks/Favorites from the Tool Bar.

    I use the Stock on my Note 2.
     
  22. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Anybody use the browser that comes with the phone?
     
  23. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    The best browser is the CM10 browser...though it's fairly difficult to get it to work on other ROMs since it's not a simply copy/paste to /system/apps. Otherwise, there's ICS Browser from the Play Store which doesn't work on Jelly Bean. Then finally, there is everything else.

    FireFox Beta is what I use if I'm not running an AOSP ROM.

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    The stock TouchWiz browser isn't too bad....but it ain't good either.
     
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