Dolphin vs. Droid Browser

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    Enough said, vote for which you would use if you had to use one or the other.
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    I like the droid browers with tap and pinch zoom. My only complaint is that I haven't figured out how to make the browers be in "desktop" mode all the time.
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    Browser

    xScope

    Since dolphin 2 is the droid browser with a new interface, I could not.vote either way
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    Weird Dolphin home page. -1
    Native browser with pinch and zoom +1
    Winner - Native Droid browser
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    xScope. One of the few apps I purchased.
    There's a free version too though
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    yea why not add more options to the poll? xscope and that new firefox one maybe?
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    Has anyone checked out Tunny, the new dolphin browser for the droid? It's faster and IMO better than dolphin so far.
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    Have never used the stock browser. Even with pinch-zoom added it is not that good. used Dolphin until a few days ago when I tried the latest version of xScope. Use that exclusively now.
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    I used Dolphin for a while but for me, tabs don't seem that efficient on a small phone screen. Other than that all it had going for it was the pinch zoom (which I don't really care for) and the gestures (which I used very little in the first place). I liked the stock browser even before the update so it's clearly personal preference. I'm waiting to see what Mozilla fires out since I've been using Firefox for a dogs age.
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    Reading this thread I decided to give the droid browser a shot. However, and I don't mean to turn this in to a help thread, why is it when a paste in fav urls from Dolphin (MSN inbox, Facebook, etc) in to the url box, it goes over to Dolphin to open the page up?
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    I like the Dolphin Browser only because I am so used to it and like all its options. (i dont use the regular droid browser much so i dont know its features) I mean yes it has tabs but you can set it up so if you double-tap the tabs hid, then do the same to show them again. I like the gestures too. Plus you can long click on a video or a link and open in new tab, downlaod, share, etc...
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    xScope +1. Use it exclusively.
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    Xscope. Why would you use anything else?
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    I just tried Tunny, but uninstalled it within 30 seconds once it crashed before I barely did anything. I quit using Dolphin a couple weeks ago because it would crash.

    The stock browser seems to be crashing on me occasionally, too.

    I _just_ started using xscope, and am hoping it will be the most stable. Good so far...

    Has xscope crashed on anyone recently?
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    You must have Dolphin set as your default browser. Go to Settings -> Manage Applications -> Dolphin -> Clear Defaults (or something like that).
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    For browsing a SINGLE webpage the stock browser is by far the best since it has superior rendering and pinch to zoom mechanics. However for heavy web browsing where you're visiting multiple sites and using tabs then xScope is the winner. I use xScope exclusively and see no reason to use any other browser. I wish the pinch to zoom was as smooth as the stock 2.1 browser though.
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    I like the stock browser's windows fine. Sure it's an extra couple clicks to change windows, but the superior performance of the stock browser makes it well worth it.
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    Another vote for xScope here. Significantly more feature laden than the stock browser and faster than Dolphin (at least in its current incarnation.)

    I also use Opera beta for particular websites where its undeniable performance trumps its occasional odd rendering.
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    Does only the native browser benefit from this?

    "Google has just come out with the strident claim that the web browser in Android 2.2, aka Froyo, is the world's fastest for mobile devices. Having implemented the V8 JavaScript Engine that's already made an appearance in its desktop Chrome browser, Google's reporting JavaScript performance that's somewhere in the vicinity of two to three times better than what you can get from previous Android versions."

    Source: Engadget

    If thats the case then from a performance perspective the native is better. I do like the extras and the gestures that Dolphin HD has and the ability to arrange the bookmarks how I like. I would like to see the ability to add folders to the bookmarks for better organization.
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    The lack of votes for Opera Mini (now out of beta) is disturbing. Without a doubt the fastest Browser in the market.
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