Same. Chrome is slow slow slow.
Same here.. Google now is slow slow slow... I use sky fire as my default browser and its the snappiest of all the browsers I've tried. My RAZR was bad a** with ICS.. wish I had never updated...
There was actually an article on Android Police earlier this morning about this. Tip: Google Searches Taking Forever On Android? Here's How To Fix It
Go into Google Now > Settings > Phone Search and uncheck all options. Next, go into your Settings to Apps > All > Search Applications Provider. Disable the app.
Seemed to speed things up for me.
New update today. Speedy!! Very happy. I had rolled back all updates to get a decent search speed, but with this update it's faster than ever. I'm still waiting for a performance enhancement for chrome, but until then I'm satisfied with the stock browser.
Search applications provider is not greyed out for me, and i am running stock. I had seen in another forum the same issue I had been having, where the first time you search for something, it took forever, but after that, the search results came fairly quickly. My fix was to uninstall updates to google search. However, with the most recent update, search is now faster than ever. Seems like everything is fixed.