What browser do you use?

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gautampw

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Here is an APK analysis of Maxthon:
http://mobilesandbox.org/xml_report_static/?q=358104
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED [run on boot]
android.permission.GET_TASKS [get running tasks]
android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
android/telephony/TelephonyManager;->getDeviceId [used to identify you for tracking]
Cipher(AES/ECB/NoPadding) [used to encrypt data to be phoned home]
HttpPost [used to phone home data]

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:
http://mobilesandbox.org/xml_report_static/?q=357097
android.permission.READ_LOGS [basically no app should do this as logs contain all kinds of information]
android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS [use your accounts]
android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS [manage your accounts]
android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
android/telephony/TelephonyManager;->getDeviceId [used to identify you for tracking]
Cipher(RSA) [used to encrypt data to be phoned home]
HttpPost [used to phone home data]

You can opt out of data collection right? And you can also use app ops to deny those permissions if rooted
 

dragon_76

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If you use multiple platforms like I do, the only answer is chrome. Firefox needs to dump Gecko, it's WAY too slow. The only platform Chrome doesn't run on is Windows Phone, and that will probably change soon when Windows RT and Phone merge completely later this year.

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Abel669

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I use boat browser for tablet, because I like this feature:



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chill145

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When chrome implements text reflow, that will be my daily browser. Until then I'm using lightening browser and love it

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ckfmunoz

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I use Chrome for when I need to continue a tab from my desktop.

Dolphin for everything else.

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dopap

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I use dolphin jetpack and I'm really glad with it. I installed it because the flash player didn't work on chrome. It's fast and good:victory:
 

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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

    Here is an APK analysis of Maxthon:
    http://mobilesandbox.org/xml_report_static/?q=358104
    android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED [run on boot]
    android.permission.GET_TASKS [get running tasks]
    android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    android/telephony/TelephonyManager;->getDeviceId [used to identify you for tracking]
    Cipher(AES/ECB/NoPadding) [used to encrypt data to be phoned home]
    HttpPost [used to phone home data]

    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:
    http://mobilesandbox.org/xml_report_static/?q=357097
    android.permission.READ_LOGS [basically no app should do this as logs contain all kinds of information]
    android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS [use your accounts]
    android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS [manage your accounts]
    android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    android/telephony/TelephonyManager;->getDeviceId [used to identify you for tracking]
    Cipher(RSA) [used to encrypt data to be phoned home]
    HttpPost [used to phone home data]
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    [PRIVACY] WARNING: Dolphin's collection of your browsing history
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1319529


    Dolphin / Boat / UC Browser / Maxthon / most Android browsers are wasting your battery power, bandwidth, and CPU cycles as they collect data on you.
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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.

    So what browser do you use/recommend?
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    i used to use Chrome but im trying Dolphin right now :)

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