The 2018 "what Android browser do you use" thread

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  1. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    Chrome? Samsung Internet? Firefox? Dolphin? Microsoft Edge beta? Something else? And why?

    I've historically always used Chrome, but I recently tried Samsung's Internet, and it seems to me to scroll much more smoothly than Chrome does, though I don't know if it's objectively faster.
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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    Firefox with similar addons I use on PC.
    Edge on WIndows Phone, Safari with Adguard on iphone.
     
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  3. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Firefox.
    I liked it the most out of the ones I tried (Chrome, Opera Mini, Edge, Samsung, Dolphin, a couple of more I forgot the names of). I did like Edge and Samsung browser too.
     
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    I use Chrome because everything is synchronized between my laptop's browser and the mobile device, be it on Android or iOS and that includes my passwords for easy logging in to sites.

    I tried Firefox but hated its bookmarks manager, it was a hassle to view the bookmarks so I never bothered again and use Chrome exclusively.
     
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  5. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    I would stick to the big names like, chrome or firefox.

    Browsers like "UC Browser" have been found to sent all your browsing history/passwords to somewhere in China.
     
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  6. Mitlov

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    As a general rule, I don't use any app where I can't figure out how the developer makes money off of it. If it's not paid, ad-supported, or part of a major company's greater ecosystem, I won't trust it.
     
  7. Starlight5

    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    Firefox with same addons as on laptop. It is the only browser I consider secure and private enough.
     
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    I've tried a few.
    I like Samsung browser, and its great now that you can install it on non-samsung devices.
    Puffin is super fast, and I use it when I need a temporary alternative browser.
    I use Chrome now, but not signed in because I don't care about the sync stuff.

    Currently using Chrome with:
    chrome-home (bottom bar) enabled. (bottom bar + swipe up for quick access to bookmarks, history, etc.)
    reader mode enabled (gives option to change any page to reader view).

    home+reader:
    chrome.png
     
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    I use EDGE on everything. I just like it and find it nicer than other browsers.
     
  10. Vasudev

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    Edge on Android use same WebView and Chrome render engine so its no different from Chrome. I switched to FF on Android and stuck with Safari on iOS.
     
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