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Topic # 94673 16-Dec-2011 06:40
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I am the proud owner of a Galaxy S11 ... one lady owner.

What browser is recommended for it?

And one other question if I may.

Are there tutorials pre-loaded and if so where are they?

newbie so be kind.


 

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  Reply # 558535 16-Dec-2011 06:47
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I use Opera Mobile on mine. It's much faster than any other browser available.

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  Reply # 558673 16-Dec-2011 12:51
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I would highly recommend Dolphin Browser HD. The best one for SII in my personal opinion :)

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  Reply # 558700 16-Dec-2011 13:41
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+ 1 for Opera.




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  Reply # 558706 16-Dec-2011 13:49
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Opera Mini is a very good browser in that it 'formats/renders' the web page on an Opera hosted server and then only transmits the 'completed/visual' page. This means all the underlying code is not received on your phone and thus reduces 2G/3G/4G telecom data charges. There are some restrictions with Opera Mini in that it does not support the full range of scripting (JavaScript) services that a 'conventional' browser would provide. Quite often this is a good thing. 
Opera Mini has an RSS reader built in too.

Opera Mobile is a standard smartphone browser which supports the full range of web services, including Adobe Flash.
Opera Mobile can be set to act like Opera Mini and have the Opera server render the web page to reduce data transmitted to your phone. [My choice]

Dolphin Browser is probably the other highly recommend web browser with a plug-in for just about everything. Again it supports Adobe Flash and the full range of web services.

Opera Mobile and Dolphin are probably the two most generally recommended browsers, but there are many others too.

Even the standard Android browser is quite usable and will render most things.  It's just that it's not generally recommend when other browser of choice are available.







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  Reply # 558708 16-Dec-2011 14:03
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I think the stock browser is sufficient for most people, it's hardware accelerated so very smooth. Otherwise i'd recommend Opera Mobile.




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  Reply # 558740 16-Dec-2011 16:26
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I have tried opera and dudn't ike it and find the stock one fine, just punch in what I want into google search and away it goes. :)




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  Reply # 558743 16-Dec-2011 16:30
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I presume you mean the S2 or the SII. there is no S11

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  Reply # 558747 16-Dec-2011 16:34
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I took it thats what was meantand didn't see need to query it :)




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  Reply # 558761 16-Dec-2011 17:18
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Good question. I want a browser that will emulate desktop browser (so sites dont chuck me into the crappy mobile version of their sites), text reflow to resize pages onto the screen so I dont have to scroll left to right to read stuff, and run flash. Last time I checked none of the browsers will do all three.


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  Reply # 558779 16-Dec-2011 18:02
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kiwitrc: Good question. I want a browser that will emulate desktop browser (so sites dont chuck me into the crappy mobile version of their sites), text reflow to resize pages onto the screen so I dont have to scroll left to right to read stuff, and run flash. Last time I checked none of the browsers will do all three.



A lot of browsers like Opera mobile (and others) have the option to set a mobile or desktop User-Agent, which indicates to the web site a preferred device/browser (which can be ignored). This is in the advance setting of Opera Mobile, but the same applies to other browsers.

Really all depends on how professionally the web site has been developed and not a limitation on the mobile phone browser.

The mobile browsers are feature rich and standards based and on a par with most desktop browsers and in the case of a will known browser running on windows XP, light years ahead. It's the web sites that are the problem.

But there's always Opera Mini to the rescue, as it does a good job of phasing a viewable web page from dubious presentation.

But you are correct, it's a pain when a web pages, not designed for Android/iOS/Windows7 mobiles/tablets and/or only designed for 'old' XHTML Mobile Profile feature phones(320px screens) is all you have to view.










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  Reply # 560106 20-Dec-2011 22:16
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Many thanks for all replies re browsers..
 

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  Reply # 560129 21-Dec-2011 05:46
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Ditto, a mate had pointed out that Opera ticked all the boxes I was looking for. Now running it again.

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