Chrome Beta

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    Surprised I can't find a thread on this. Anybody else using the new Chrome Beta browser? It replaced Dolphin HD for me. I love it. The integration with the desktop client is amazing.

    The only problem is the same thing with all of Google's apps....their damn insistence of putting the settings button at the TOP of the screen instead of down next to the app switcher softkey. Nobody holds their phone from the top, why do they do this? Makes one-handed operation impossible... ok sorry about that rant.

    Seriously, give Chrome a try!
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    Is it more stable than Dolphin browser? In my experience Dolphin browser is the best in theory (with the tabbed browsing) but force closes constantly.. I use Google chrome on my laptop and love it

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    Darn you...got my hopes up, only to learn I have to wait until I have ICS.

    Oh well...at least I know it's coming.

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    Just checked the market and didn't see it. What do you search under?

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    trying it now!
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    I like it but only problem is no desktop view. Nice UI though

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    Seemed a lot more laggy than the stock ICS browser. With a little polish, chrome should be awesome. :biggrin:
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    I also really like this browser. I did notice the setup of the browser address/refresh button box is identical to iOS Safari.

    You should add the menu softkey to the bottom of you phone. I find it very useful.
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    You have to have ICS.

    Sorry, I only searched the Apps forum.
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    I completely disagree with you. My experience is silky smooth.

    But I don't want it to always be there. I want Google to look at a human hand and make their apps the way EVERYONE else does, where the settings dots appear at the bottom.
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    No worries



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    I want to like it, that's for sure. I'll disable the stock browser and use chrome for a few days. Do you have any unique settings within Chrome to make it smooth?
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    The only setting I changed was under Bandwidth Management, I changed it to always. Don't know if that matters. Which ROM are you running? That could have a lot to do with it too I bet.
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    Works good. Doesn't like to play certain videos though !:-|

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    I have to say that I love chrome. As for the menu button being at the top, you might as well get used to it. I have no problems reaching it.
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    :)

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    That's a deal breaker for me

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    once they merge some of the features of this with the stock ICS browser (which i think will happen eventually) this will be awesome.

    i would love to have Chrome beta, throw in some quick controls from the "labs" of ICS stock, "request desktop view" and "save for later" options and i would be sold.

    the lack of Flash is a bummer though. while i find that most videos open in a seperate video app, there has been a couple times where i had to open it in my stock browser to view the video.

    overall though, it is faster loading, the tabbing is better IMO, the pinch to zoom and scrolling is better, the web pages render better (the text just fits better)

    all in all, i am happy, but i cannot wait to see what the team can do with this browser. i was a firefox user on my laptop, but once this came out, i went to Chrome and i LOVE it.
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    I feel like it responds faster than the stock browser, but even if that wasn't the case, it has tabs and my bookmarks, two features that put it far ahead of the stock browser. I like that I can open a tab on my desktop for some 6 or 8 page article from The Atlantic, get up and leave for dinner, and then sync the tab on my phone. You don't need chrome to phone anymore. I like having the incognito window. And I like that I can access all my chrome bookmarks with no extra effort. Aside from flash being absent, I don't see a downside.

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