Dolphin update deals final blow!

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    I would like to get other's opinion on this.

    When I first got the droid I was about 80/20 stock browser vs dolphin.

    As time went by and more and more updates from dolphin developers I became about 90 percent dolphin.

    With the latest update I may never use the stock browser again. The new UI is sick, it is so fast. Every annoyance that made me go back to the stock browser on occasion for certain things is gone.

    I just want to give a major congrats to the team that continues to improve this wonderful app. They could have got a billion downloads of the original just because of the pinch to zoom capability, but they were set on improving the product over and over again.

    Thoughts...
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    I've been going back and forth with my browsers. At various times I use the stock browser, Dolphin and xScope. At the moment, I prefer xScope, but in reality I'm just biding my time until Firefox for Android is released. I'm guessing that's what I'll be using exclusively as my primary browser eventually.
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    Dolphin all the way...maybe the 2.1 browser will be more functional???
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    I just updated Dolphin and haven't used it yet, but I often switch between the oem and dolphin although I do like the Dolphin a bit better. I wonder if it will be my default browser since this last update? Time will tell.
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    one of the comments on the market for the new dolphin upgrade is that there's ads now, is this not true?
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    I've only used Dolphin for a very short period of time. In what ways is it better than the default Milestone browser?
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    Does dolphin have tabbed browsing?
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    Yes it does.
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    I don't like Dolphin. It seemed slow and unresponsive to me. But keep in mind I'm 57 years old so change doesn't come easy.:)
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    Go away kid. (Still have a rotary phone in your house?) :icon_ devil:
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    100% Dolphin but I'm looking forward to Fennec. Competition improves the bread. :icon_ banana:
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    Fennec is supposedly a mobile version of firefox right? That would be great.
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    Same here. The odd thing about Dolphin is that when I was on the Google page it couldn't find my location, unlike the stock browser and xScope.
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    If you only have tried dolphin for a short while in the past. I suggest try it again since the update. If there are any ads it might be one on the home google search screen, but I can't recall. My favorite thing about dolphin is the continued improvement despite a lack of competition. The response of the latest update is awesome, and the ui is much improved. For those who haven't used in a while give it a go and come back and comment. It is like a completly different animal.
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    I've tried Dolphin a couple times, most recently a few days ago. My friend with an iPhone insists pinch zoom is the ONLY way to use a mobile browser. I tried it in Dolphin and it didn't work well enough to even consider useful and I uninstalled it again.
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    I like how while reading news text (example, Chi Trib and Wash Post, IGN) no matter how much zoom/magnification is used the displayed text is automatically adjusted to fit the screen. Portrait or landscape. Dolphin is now default. Also, double tap for full screen! PS works here as well.
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    All that seems to be missing from Dolphin is Google's new "near me now" link. For some reason Dolphin just does not display it so for now I just can't go 100% Dolphin.

    Do love it though.
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    interseting. i dumped dolphin a few weeks back because it sucked. ill have to try it again after this update...
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    xScope has become my default at the moment. I like the pin zoom feature that it has and way it handles tabs.

    IF Fennac ever comes out, personally I've abandoned hope... they have been RIDICULOUSLY slow in development:mad:. It's been over a year since their first (pc based) beta/debugger was released and they done virtually nothing since....
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    ok just tried it. NOT IMPRESSED at all! seems like nothing has changed. the main reason i didnt like Dolphin before is that the scrolling and pinch zoom is not smooth and is very "choppy". this is the reason why i did and will continue to stick with the stock brower.

    oh well
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