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dclutter1

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I've tried many browsers, but I always end up going right back to Chrome. I use my phone, iPad and laptop regularly, so it's great to have everything synced among the three.

I occasionally check for better browsers in Google Play and try Firefox after a few updates (even the nightly builds), but the availability of extensions don't make up for the speed on my phone..

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I love Chrome and how it can sync between so many devices so well. However, I had to go to Firefox because Chrome kept duplicating my bookmarks. Have you had any problems with that? Seems like some people do and some people don't.
 

Thingula

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I love Chrome and how it can sync between so many devices so well. However, I had to go to Firefox because Chrome kept duplicating my bookmarks. Have you had any problems with that? Seems like some people do and some people don't.

No, I have not. I only have two recurring problems with Chrome: it occasionally crashes (on my iPad) and "Find in Page" sometimes doesn't work (also on iPad).

I'd prefer using Firefox, but I'd need an iPad version (yeah, right) and a more powerful phone. :p

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con100

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Right now I'm using Google Chrome. But I just downloaded Next Browser and I'm going to try it out. I've tried other browsers like Dolphin but I just can't leave Chrome.
 

dclutter1

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No, I have not. I only have two recurring problems with Chrome: it occasionally crashes (on my iPad) and "Find in Page" sometimes doesn't work (also on iPad).

I'd prefer using Firefox, but I'd need an iPad version (yeah, right) and a more powerful phone. :p

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Yeah, I'm actually fine with ff on my computers but the android version suuuuuucks.

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Thingula

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Yeah, I'm actually fine with ff on my computers but the android version suuuuuucks.

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I think my phone just isn't powerful enough for FF. It feels like a GPU problem, more than anything else.

And I don't use FF on my computer as often as I'd like, because I have yet to find a solid bookmark-syncing program. Oh, well..

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I love Chrome and how it can sync between so many devices so well. However, I had to go to Firefox because Chrome kept duplicating my bookmarks. Have you had any problems with that? Seems like some people do and some people don't.

I have had the duplicating bookmarks problem for a very long time and I know that it's still an issue, because the bug thread(s) on Google Groups still keeps getting posts. I like the Chrome UI so I sometimes just fire up Chrome on my tablet, but I use Firefox if I need to access saved bookmarks or to save a bookmark through the tablet. Firefox bookmark syncing just works flawlessly for me.

I think my phone just isn't powerful enough for FF. It feels like a GPU problem, more than anything else.

Agreed, FF runs sluggishly on my GNex, but it works perfectly on my N7 2013.

And I don't use FF on my computer as often as I'd like, because I have yet to find a solid bookmark-syncing program. Oh, well..

What's wrong with FF's bookmark syncing?
 

con100

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I've been using Next Browser for a few days as I said earlier but I've been using Chrome again the last day or so. I've found a few bugs in Next browser that are annoying so until they are fixed I will stick with Chrome.

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    I use chrome on all my devices and computers

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    Thanks for the heard up on this. Maxathon is my main browser. Guess not anymore

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    android/telephony/TelephonyManager;->getDeviceId [used to identify you for tracking]
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    A web browser does not need any of these calls/permissions and should not be using them.

    Next Browser is another piece of garbage that someone recently mentioned. Have a look at the APK analysis:
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    android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS [manage your accounts]
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    I currently use Mozilla Firefox but I'm looking for a change. It has some really awesome features but web browsing is really slow compared to other browsers.

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    i used to use Chrome but im trying Dolphin right now :)

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