Is Chrome any better than the stock web browser?

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    Is there improved performance or not?
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    I don't think there is, but that is just me. The stock browser is an improvement over previous browsers to say the least.
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    Don't mean to de-rail but has anyone tried FireFox for Android yet?
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    Not yet. The previous versions I tried left a lot to be desired.
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    I have found the stock browser to be perfectly fine but people say in reviews how Chrome is the best without backing it up. Am I missing something?
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    There are those folks that will say anything Google puts out is better than anything else...I guess that is normal in an Android world. I guess the best judge of any app is what works well for you. Some will say that nothing beats Dolphin. So, pick the one that fits your usage needs best. Maybe it will be Chrome...it's a person preference.
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    I was a faithful dolphin user. The first app i downloaded on every device i ever get. But ics stock browser has dethroned it, i deleted dolphin after using the stock browser for a few days. And unless chrome can promise me better performance, i will stay with stock for a long time.
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    Sounds like me. I've been a faithful Dolphin user for a while, but I'm really liking this stock ICS browser. The one thing that kept me with Dolphin was the slide to access bookmarks, but that has been addressed in the stock browser with quick controls. It seems a little faster than Dolphin to me, and I think the text looks better, too. I've been trying Chrome, but so far I think it's just so-so. My biggest complaint is that it's slow to load the bookmark page. Also, if anyone knows a quicker way to access the bookmarks than hitting menu->bookmarks I would love to hear it. I don't know why they didn't include something like quick controls in Chrome.

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    If you use chrome as a default browser on your pc its a lot better, you can sync both devices and you could be browsing droid forums on your pc then when you need to leave the house it will be on your android chrome browser for convenience, I like it a lot!
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    The lack of an easy way to access my history on Chrome was an issue with me. A google search turned up that I could visit "chrome:\\history" (minus the quotes) and it would take me to the history page. I added it to my bookmarks so it'd be much faster for me to get to.
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    Snce the ICS update, the stock browser is much faster and works perfect for me!!!!!!:)
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    I haven't used the stock browser in ics yet. I always used dolphin and I do prefer that over chrome. The only thing I like about chrome is it imports my bookmarks from my computer. Other than that I just find it difficult to navigate for some reason.
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    I installed chrome and its very good, but chrome does not have any flash support so if flash is a must for you I suggest sticking with the stock browser or download dolphin.
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    The new stock browser also imports bookmarks. Chrome has better tab support and navigation with swiping and more. If you surf the web on your phone Chrome (no flash) or Dolphin (flash) will be better for you. If you simply go to the Web to look at something and then exit; like I do. Then the stock browser should be enough. why add software to the phone.

    BTW. don't decide based on flash. That is rapidly dying technology. Google, Apple, Microsoft even Adobe has abandoned it.

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    Use chrome for the easy bookmark sync to the PC.
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    Chrome syncs with comp #1

    it is completely seamless

    easwqily allows to switch from desktop and mobile page

    i have the same bookmarks on my laptop, my tablet, my desktop, and my phone


    firefox on the phone sux

    dolphin browser is my second favorite there are great plugins
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    Chrome is awesome. Stock is the best browser I have yet to use on a mobile phone. I love chrome but stock is slightly smoother. Chrome's tabs and swiping is definitely better.
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    I used Dolphin HD beta for a bit and I'd have to admit that Its faster than chrome. But!!!! Chrome gives you a more desktop browser by some of the little things it does. A lot of of times dolphin wouldn't let me insert text in certain fields on websites which irked me. Chrome on the other hand does. I love it. About stock though I rarely use stock browser. I should give ICS browser a shot. Its great on tablets though.
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    This is why I kike chrome over stock. In a forum page with multiple pages I just touch the area of the page numbers and it zooms that section.

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    Chrome is much better at HTML5, as the stock browser scores 280 +3 bonus points. Chrome scores 369 +11 bonus points. I am talking about the test at html5test.com
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