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Tuesday Poll: Thoughts on Chrome Beta for Android? Your New Browser?

Chrome Beta for Android was completely unexpected and sort of took the tech world by storm this afternoon. We gave our first impressions on it, talk about a couple of issues that may or may not be addressed, praised it in a number of ways, and are more than likely going to make it our daily browser. After all, there is a good chance that this will become the official Android browser before long. It doesn’t have Flash support though, and according to Adobe, it may never. Is that a killer for you? Will you stick with another browser option or have you already made Chrome your default?

Has Chrome already become your browser of choice?

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  • Binglut9

    I rock both stock and chrome….I now use chrome for everything but if I run into a flash site I just switch to stock easy enough….having auto correct back on is killer for me

  • Anonymous

    Feels high quality especially for a first beta release.  Only thing missing is flash but the feel of the browser makes up for it. 

  • bikerbill

    needs a asterick. im using chrome but not as my default as it doesnt have flash support , and most sites still use flash

  • http://profiles.google.com/danstheman600 Daniel Sasson

    will this be replacing the stock browser eventually? When i saw screenshots it also looked like android was going back to gingerbread where not everything was themed the same. I like how all the ICS apps are themed the same but this one doesnt fit in.

  • Mike Johnson

    Chrome is definitely my default now but my second choice is Opera. Always liked it much better than Dolphin

  • Philip Van Luke

    I bought android for flash. no flash is no dice. lets face it flash is the only leg android has over apple, take that away, and ill buy an iPhone, and an iPad and call it a day.

    • Tim242

      I agree on the Flash part. But, that is not all Android has over iOS. You can’t download files from the browser on iOS. You have no file explorer to manage files. You can’t side-load apps. You can’t attach anything to an email, but pics. There is more, but you get the jist.

    • Madcow06

      You don’t know very much about Android or iOS if you think that Flash is the only thing Android does better.

  • Justinmoser

    i still like browser plus

  • ddevito

    I don’t know why they didn’t revamp the stock browser to have chrome’s features. Something tells me they have something else up their sleeve.

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    • ddevito

      Do they use the Chrome browser.

      /s

  • Anonymous

    This is a fair option nice to see Chrome but still long way to go. I will stick to my stock browser for now. Now is it better than my secondary browser Dolphin Mini….I would have to say Dolphin Mini rules Chrome. So i will eait to see how much better chrome gets…..UNINSTALL….

  • Trippmcneilly

    It’s my default now. On a side note, Droid-Life fails at detecting I’m on a mobile browser consistently. I hate having to wait for it to fully load and then scroll all the way down to click mobile version. What’s up Kellex? Please fix! How am I supposed to ditch my PC?

    • Mike Johnson

      yeah, ticks me off too

    • ddevito

      Here’s how I’ve gotten around this…

      1. Load DL
      2. Scroll down to the bottom and select mobile version
      3. Bookmark the page
      4. Close the browser
      5. Load DL again – do this until you get the desktop version again
      6. Bookmark this page also (desktop version)

      Now when you want to load DL choose the right bookmark (there’s no science to it, just guess then remove the other one).

    • Anonymous

      ICS Browser+ my friend. Set the UA string to desktop. 

  • Anonymous

    NO FLASH!!??!??!  then NO WAY!!!!!   LOL

  • Adam Ropic

    im not happy about the face that its only for 4.0 users. we others with gingerbread want chrome too, its not like they made a tablet only browser. it should be for everyone, even if its only in beta. 

  • Anonymous

    it only supports ICS? Right?

    • Conner Brown

      Yep.

      • Anonymous

        That sucks….. Why are we even doing a stupid poll. So we can listen to all that own a GNEX?

        • Evan Knofsky

          Or a Xoom or a Transformer Prime, or HTC Rezound with a rom etc

          • Anonymous

            You’re right my bad….

        • ILuvSoPA

          This is no longer a Droid site.. It is now Nexus-Life

          • Anonymous

            Really…. whats up with that kellex…

        • Jslafarr

          Save your money then you cant b*tch about not owning a gnex

          • Anonymous

            I don’t want a Gnex, I saw it and was not impressed. Basically Gnex is the 
            guinea pig for ICS.  

  • Anonymous

    There are a lot of features that I love on this new chrome browser. However, I don’t like the lack of flash, and I don’t like that there is no “request desktop site” button, as I almost always love to see full websites the way they were intended. And I must confess, its needed for PORN!!!!!

    • Conner Brown

      As Andy the Android said, “Android is for PORN.”

  • P240

    Kellex – have u tried it on the Xoom running ICS? The interface is a little different then on the gnex but its way better then stock.

  • Jeres88

    once it gains the functionality to view webpages in desktop mode, it will replace the stock browser for me.  Until then, it will just be a fun toy to play with.

  • Anonymous

    I think Google can persuade adobe to make flash for this. They released flash for ice cream sandwich even after their statement that they were done with mobile development. Google has their ways. I wouldn’t count flash out on this one!

  • Conner Brown

    I haven’t noticed the sync service using any extra battery/data. I don’t care about full-screen on such a large screen. Lack of Flash is annoying, but the future. And I’ve never used gestures as I don’t see the value.

  • Anonymous

    id like to try it but my droid incredible 2 is not supported 

  • James

     Does it support the desktop version’s extensions?

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      That I think is what it needs, even if not the specific desktop ones but its own extensions, then we could have things like quick controls as an extension. (chrome to phone would be pointless on the phone)

  • http://twitter.com/mnkyhead mnkyhead

    Quick controls and request desktop version, and then it is over for other browsers

  • Anonymous

    Well it is too early to judge, but the lack of flash is…

    • Anonymous

      A deal breaker

  • Ryan Scott Miller

    Needs to be able to change client/request desktop site…I am kinda hurting over the no Flash but the Tab sync to my desktop Chrome more than makes up for it.

  • Mg Classic03

    I am using the 4.4 stock browser which is faster, has quick controls and supports flash…….sounds like this should be crome

  • Anonymous

    Replaced all other browsers, yes sir it did.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for 4.1 when this is the stock browser.

  • KevinC

    not using it until they fix battery drain issues.  other than that i liked it…

  • JoeyMalcomb

    When did this become NexusLife? There’s no love for those of us with our Droid 2s, 3s, Xs, X2s, Razrs, etx…

    • J. Mo

      Finally being able to have the Chrome logo on an Android device is a pretty big deal. :)

    • KevinC

      there is love for you guys…but where have you seen news about those devices?

      oh wait, there is none.

      • Dliuzzo110

        I don’t think its so much device specific as it is software. The fact is most people on android still don’t have ics rendering a lot of this news useless to the majority of people. Not bashing the nexus, just that it creates a big divide since most of us are still on gb

      • Anonymous

        Theirs plently of news on XDA, Rootzwiki, droidforums etc. This is the very last place I see any news for Droid branded devices. This place truly is Nexus-Life. 

    • ddevito

      G0d damn more Nexus whining.

      This article is about Chrome the browser, yes it needs 4.0 to run. But that’s not Google’s problem, that’s the carrier’s and manufacturers.

    • Lmrojas

      Theres ics ports for most of those devices. Flash one and shut up

  • J. Mo

    I will probably switch between Chrome and stock as well. I don’t understand what people see in the Dolphin browser. If I use any 3rd party browser it’s going to be Sleipnir hands down. 

  • Tim242

    1. If you use the syncing, it uses a syncing background service of 75-130 MB. This drains battery big time

    2. It lacks Flash. Love it or hate it, I use it.

    3. No full screen mode.

    4. No text wrap.

    5. Only opens in overview.

    6. Change text size does not work.

    The stock ICS browser is much better.

    • John

      Yep. It’s obviously still very early beta but it’s a good step int he right direction for the most part

    • Anonymous

      But yet I still enjoy the overall experience over stock already.

      • Tim242

        Enjoy that needless battery drain.

        • Anonymous

          I shall, same reason I always run beta version of desktop chrome. Rather play with the new stuff even if there are cons. Enjoy what had instantly become a much more boring browser.

          • Tim242

            The only issue with this is…there aren’t new features….there are less!

          • Binglut9

            So use stock browser than no one is forcing you….and then when chrome adds the features you needed you can come back unless your content with another browser….you do have a choice chrome is not end all be all

          • Anonymous

            No new features?  I must have imagined changing tabs by swiping, opening tabs on my phone from my computer, being able to see recently closed tabs, having a good speed dial start page, and others.

            We understand you don’t like the new browser.  Cool, maybe some of the currently missing features are important to you.  I’m not judging.  I don’t use flash, but I can see the wish for it. I won’t be using this on my tablet till it gets the ability to use desktop pages by default.

            No need to completely spam the comments with your hate about it though.

          • Tim242

            Changing tabs by swiping is not a new feature, just a new way to use a feature. As far as the tab syncing, I don’t see the point. It’s def not worth the 100 MB background service it uses that eats battery. It should not be missing simple features such as full screen, and text wrap. If you like it, more power to you.

          • Anonymous

            What other browsers let me swipe to change tabs?  As for “not worth it”, thanks for clarifying.  For a while, I thought I was enjoying that feature.  My bad.  I’m sure I’ll learn to hate it, since you seem so sure that’s the right way.

            Your way is not the right way.  It’s just another way.  Spamming threads with your opinions doesn’t make them fact.

          • Tim242

            Enjoy the battery drain. Don’t let me get in your way : )

          • Anonymous

            What drain?  After heavy browsing since I saw chrome was available (pretty much as it was released) chrome as taken up 5% of my battery drain after 9.5 hours. 

            I’d say that’s not out of the ordinary.  You’re obviously welcome to not use it, but spam and FUD are pointless.

          • Tim242

            The only way it isn’t eating battery, is if you have syncing disabled. A lot of people in the various threads are seeing the battery issue, due to sync.

          • Anonymous

            Nope, full syncing glory. Based on your background service of 100mb, which I also do not see, I’m betting there is perhaps a memory leak bug on some phones/roms. Not some huge glaring hole on every phone. I’m sure you will deny it. For whatever reason, you’re stuck on hating this browser. I originally posted to try and get you to stop posting the exact same thing 30 times. Didn’t work. Trolls will be trolls I guess. Didn’t even answer half the things in my posts. They didn’t for in your mantra.

          • Tim242

            If you don’t see the syncing service, you obviously don’t know where to look. You people call anybody that disagree with you, a troll. That makes you the troll.

          • http://twitter.com/bstag black stag

            thats what she said.

          • Anonymous

            Why are you trolling so hard… You complain about things that most people don’t agree with. Some people enjoy the new features. Just because you don’t like them… Solution: Don’t use it… How much data has chrome synced for me? 10MB… It used next to no battery. Is it my top browser? No. It changes based on what I need. If I’m browsing, chrome or dolphin. If I’m using Flash, stock. Not hard. Obvious troll is obvious. Proof was when you decided to call someone a republican for disagreeing with what you want. 

          • Tim242

            I called someone a republican for insisting everybody do without Flash, cause he thinks that is the way it should be. Calling someone a troll because they disagree with you is what some like to do. Most don’t disagree with me. Between this poll, and the one at AC, almost half of us require Flash. You should read the Market comments.

        • Anonymous

          That’s only you dude, sorry. Now stop complaining

          • Tim242

            Umm no it’s not only me. Read the comments on here.

          • Madcow06

            All you have to do is not use syncing, I don’t and no excessive battery drain.

          • Tim242

            Not using Sync definitely fixes the battery issue. It kills that ridiculous background service. The other missing features will be added, I’m sure. But, no Flash is a deal breaker. I use my phone for 90% of my computing needs. Flash sites are a pa rat of that.

          • Dog

            turning off all the features which make a product what it is seems like an acceptable strategy to you?

    • Angryunibrow

       It’s still in beta bro

      • Tim242

        Beta has nothing to do with any of what I said. Beta means bugs, not lack of features. They left out basic features found in current mobile browsers. Beta also doesn’t explain the huge syncing service.

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          Maybe it does to you but to me beta means not ready for the masses, and so there should be new features being added and subtracted as demand is needed. Battery drain to me is a bug if it is constant and a massive drain (Also consuming RAM is different and less a battery drain than using CPU).

          To me a lot of the issues you mentioned to me are ones I would expect a beta to have. But hey its your opinion

          On a side note adobe needs to kill flash, ALL of it not just a branch of it.

          • Tim242

            They can’t kill flash until sites stop using it. Right now, it is still needed.

          • Anonymous

            “Needed?” What sites do you use, man? I cannot name more than maybe one site I regularly visit that has any flash content when viewing on a phone, and even then it’s stuff I don’t feel is necessary to view. There’s a reason my Galaxy Nexus has never known what it’s like to have Flash: Flash is unwanted, unneeded garbage. Good riddance.

          • Tim242

            Unneeded garbage? You are crazy. I use it daily to view videos on websites. I also watch my local news cast via flash. If you don’t use it, fine. But, from the comments, it’s obvious many of us use it. You don’t get to decide what is important for everybody. What are you, a republican?

          • Baked14

            That’d be more like a democrat. Everyone equal.

          • Anonymous

            True stuff. Republicans believe in small government control, more rights given to states and the people. Libertarians even moreso.

          • cphilano

            Well…That’s only if you can believe it. We’ve lost more liberties under Republican government while government grew. So smaller government really just means less regulation on corporations (people to Republicans) and companies. But…to each his own.

          • Jdstell

            Agreed.

          • Anonymous

            The longer you patronize people for using outdated, bloated software, the longer they will use said software. Also, why watch local news on your phone? That’s not meant to be accusatory, I’m genuinely curious.

          • Tim242

            Because I am not at home during news time. I like to keep up with my local news. Watching it on 4.7′ of HD screen is a nice alternative. Until Flash is no longer used, it is still needed.

          • Dog

            Flash is dead. Move on. Yes some people still use it and you might “need” it from time to time and that is the only reason it is still installed on my desktop computer. However, the sooner you stop using it and the sooner your page views don’t go towards sights which use Flash the sooner Flash will never be “needed”.

          • Tim242

            I’m not going to avoid content in protest, for the next several years. I use my Nexus for most of my computing needs. Without Flash, it would be an incomplete browsing experience. You people that claim Flash is dead are full of $hit.

          • Jdstell

            I thought I’d miss Flash when I went to ICS, I actually never even noticed it was gone. Don’t need it, don’t care about it anymore.

          • Tim242

            ICS has Flash. A lot of people use it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

            Having flash yourself is needed but using it in a website it not. I should have made it more clear that I mean that they need to say that we are ending  all flash support at _____ date (around 6 months to a year ahead). Forcing devs to plan a switch away from it, so if you are a web dev stop using flash now I went flash free in web design like 6 months ago HTML 5 is better.

        • Anonymous

          I like ur arrogant facts

          • Tim242

            Arrogant facts?

        • Anonymous

          the syncing is real-time with any other chrome browsers open, so it’s constantly checking to see what tabs have been opened and closed. that’s a lot of redundant data

          • Tim242

            Yes, uses waaaay too much battery. I hardly ever use laptop anymore. I don’t need it syncing with it. It’s cool, I guess, but seems kind of pointless. Much like Chrome to Phone…while neat, it’s pointless.

          • Anonymous

            Settings has options to turn off that part of the sync under your google account
            El 07/02/2012 21:14, “Disqus”
            escribió:

          • Chris Pinola

            i would suggest reading up on C2DM. while the syncing service in chrome for android may be buggy and causing excessive battery drain at the moment, that is certainly not what’s happening behind the scenes. google is a bit smarter than that, they’re very anti-polling.

    • Anonymous

      1. Extended battery is pretty much a must anyway. Also, most of my day I either have all data turned off or I’m at home with wifi and a charger nearby. If you really can’t deal with it, you can always turn off constant syncing.

      2. Flash isn’t even supported by Adobe anymore. The quickest way to kill it is to drop most support, and Google is making the right choice. I seriously doubt even 30% of your daily mobile browsing requires flash.

      3. You have a 4.65″ screen. Is it that big a deal to be missing a tiny sliver at the top? Also, you can bet it’s coming soon, since it’s a longstanding feature in the stock browser.

      4. Chrome has a bunch of other UI elements that make up for most of what quick controls do. Swipe left or right to switch tabs, there’s always that menu button there for new tab etc and the address bar is up top. The only thing it costs you is an extra tap for the url bar and making new tabs. Still, though, I consider this your most valid argument and I won’t say I don’t miss them.

      5. It’s annoying, but stock browser does the same. I don’t know nor care about Dolphin etc.

      6. I tested it and it seems to work somewhat for me, but there isn’t much of a disparity. The Very Large text gets pretty big, but the Very Small isn’t that small. The feature is included, though, so I imagine it’s a bug that will be squashed. Valid complaint if you rely on it, but I don’t think it applies to most people (no offense).

      Chrome is far prettier and has some features that, in my opinion, make it superior to the stock browser. Before today, ICS stock browser was the greatest mobile browser I’ve ever encountered, and it still has some areas where it surpasses mobile Chrome.

      • Tim242

        1. The “extended” battery only adds 12% capacity. I have the extra standard battery. That doesn’t mean I want an app using more battery than necessary.
        2.Google didn’t make that choice. Adobe did. I use flash daily. Doesn’t matter the percentage, I use it. Until sites no longer use it, I need it. 3. I have a 4.65″ screen, that is only 4.4 in the browser, 4.2 with the status bar showing. I don’t like looking at a status bar while browsing. It is a feature that is in every other browser.
        4. Missing features are missing features.
        5. The stock browser allows you to choose the zoom level to open pages up to. It also text wraps upon double tap. Chrome does neither of those.

        • Anonymous

          I’m also against using the chrome browser but for slightly different reasons than you. I’m not a fan of its UI and it just doesn’t match ICS. (some people don’t care but I think apps should look good if you use them so often). Also, the chrome browser doesn’t support flash and yeah people will say it’s a dying technology but it still lives until HTML5 finally takes over. Personally, coming from an iPhone for 2 years to android with the nexus, the video experience on iOS is much better and something that android needs work on so I’d say both the stock browser and the chrome browser is pretty bad when it comes to video. Another issue that I have with the chrome browser is the fact that it doesnt have quick controls. After getting used to the controls on the stock browser, using chrome seems almost weird. I think google should get rid of the constant search bar at the top and adopt quick controls. I like its tabbed browsing but sometimes it results in accidental scrolls to another tab. I haven’t experienced battery drain though so I’m not sure where that report is coming from.. 

          My point is, we all have different reasons for liking/disliking the chrome browser. For me, i dont really care about having my tabs connected to my laptop’s tabs. That’s what chrome to phone app is for. 

        • Anonymous

          I love how you keep saying “this has nothing to do with Beta”, when everything you’ve said can be linked to being in Beta.  You’re obviously a troll, one that spends most of his time on Engadget, why don’t you go back there and troll. 

          I mean you’ve been on nearly a dozen posts spamming this:

          “WARNING! Chrome is over 50MB, AND RUNS A 93 MB BACKGROUND SERVICE! UNINSTALLED!”

          You obviously have issues, so please, go troll elsewhere. 

          • Tim242

            I am pointing out facts, the same as many others have on here. You just have issues dealing with the truth.

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure the lack of Flash has to do with Adobe deciding they weren’t going to support Flash on mobile anymore.  Everyone’s betting on html5 and we’re just a little ahead of the curve.

      • Tim242

        Except that a lot of websites still use Flash. So, it should be supported until it’s no longer needed. I use my phone as my laptop. I rarely use the laptop anymore. I need flash. I’m glad the ICS stock browser is so feature rich, and has flash.

        • Anonymous

          You sound just as self centered as the guy who doesn’t use flash.  

          “I USE FLASH IT HAS TO STAY I NEED FLASH I WATCH PORN ON MY PHONE”

          When a company that makes a product says they’re going to stop supporting it, it usually means it’s going to die. Just a hunch.

          • Anonymous

            Stop attacking him. He’s just stating his opinion. Maybe he actually does use flash. What’s it to you that he does? And I don’t see how he sounds self-centered.. 

          • Anonymous

            He was telling someone that just because they don’t use flash doesn’t mean it isn’t important.  Then he goes on to say how flash is important because HE uses it.  

            It’s called being a hypocrite. 

          • Anonymous

            I don’t see where he said how flash is important because he uses it. All he said was that it should be supported until it’s no longer needed.. aka when HTML5 takes over. Nothing wrong with that. I personally prefer having flash but if android can implement html5 video viewing as well as iOS (im a nexus owner just so you know), im all for removing support for flash. Until then, flash is important to ME. There’s a difference between saying that flash is important and that flash is important to a certain peson.

          • Anonymous

            Then you’re not looking hard enough, he said it here:

            “I rarely use the laptop anymore. I need flash.”

          • Anonymous

            Again, you are taking his vague statement and twisting it to make it sound like he said that flash is important for everybody. He did not say that. He said it’s important to HIM. If he did say that that it’s important for everybody, I wouldn’t bother arguing over this but you’re jumping to conclusions. 

          • Anonymous

            Good lord, you’re an idiot, good bye. 

          • Anonymous

            Again with the personal attacks? Suit yourself. 

  • Anonymous

    No way. The UI is too ugly and does not match ICS in my opinion and does not seem to have any significant performance boost over my nexus’ stock browser. Not only that, it tries to download videos rather than play them and doesn’t have flash. The quick controls are a must and due to it still being in beta, it’s still buggy. Sites seem to work a bit differently on the chrome browser. For example, on the stock ICS browser, the scrolling thingie for top news on the mobile engadget site works just fine but it does not on the chrome browser. 

    Maybe once the UI has been cleaned up and it is out of beta with better performance, I’ll consider it. For now I’ll happily stick with the stock ICS browser. The only browser in my opinion that comes close to the ICS browser is Dolphin HD and the iOS browser (Yes, I used to have an iPhone)

  • Parrothead

    Anyone know to change the UA-String?

  • Pmagent2013

    I really like it, though I do miss flash on the xoom. So I use chrome for basic browsing and if I find a video that needs watching I’ll revert to stock to watch it.

  • Anonymous

    Any one else’s battery dropping like crazy with this?

    • Tim242

      Yes, that is the huge background syncing service.

      • KevinC

        size doesn’t matter, cpu usage does.

        • Tim242

          Size of a background process determines CPU.

          • KevinC

            um, you are absolutely wrong.  you have no idea what you are talking about.

            go study the fundamentals of computer science.

          • Tim242

            Hmmmm wonder why so many are complaining about battery drain??????

          • KevinC

            it’s not because of the big size, if you knew how computers worked you would know that.

            oh, and you can turn off the tab syncing, and battery life improves.

          • Mike Johnson

            synced all my bookmarks down and turned off syncing. I’ll turn it on when necessary. maybe a fix in the beta stage would be to put a sync timer in settings

          • Tim242

            I did turn it off, and it is much better as far as battery. But, the missing simple features is not worth it. Maybe they will add them soon. But, no flash is an issue. I use it daily.

  • Zach

    No flash and makes me download videos that should jsut stream to video player.  No bueno

  • Anonymous

    i’m not voting, but i want it to be.  i love firefox on my desktop, but there mobile app leaves so much to be desired.  i’m very tempted by the syncing and stuff in chrome.  and it is faster on the desktop (as well as vs. stock on android!)..

  • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

    Anybody else’s keyboard lag while using Chrome?

    • Jam120992

      go state!

    • Anonymous

      GO GREEN!

      Yeah, noticed that too.

  • Jmcfache

    Well, except for flash sites of course…so I’m keeping both for now…chrome will be primary

  • No

    cant stand chromes tabs …i want to hit a bookmark icon and see my links. 

  • Guest

    Dolphin HD’s gestures can’t be beat…I’ve been using it since it was a beta too :D

    • Anonymous

      Well problem with that is that there are so many gestures I can remember…

  • No

    no flash support?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else noticed odd scrolling glitches when in landscape mode? It isn’t very smooth and black bars tend to show up on the edges for me. 

  • Anonymous

    Not until quick controls makes its appearance.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      yep, MUST have Quick Controls

      • Anonymous

        why are quick controls so important? everything in the new chrome browser is already 1 click away. I personally found it to be very annoying when trying to click on things on the corner of the screen.

        • Anonymous

          its hard to lose once you’re used to it.

      • Anonymous

        why are quick controls so important? everything in the new chrome browser is already 1 click away. I personally found it to be very annoying when trying to click on things on the corner of the screen.

    • Anonymous

      +1  I like it a lot, if they added Quick Controls, it would completely rock.

    • Michael Forte

      With the swipe to switch tabs, and the great tab switcher in general, quick controls are no longer needed in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      That and flash would complete this amazing browser

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  • Darthseph23

    One option that would have been nice to see: Can’t try since its ICS only right now.  Just saying that the poll wont really reflect the population of readers at this site since a large amount do not have a device running Android 4.0+.

  • Chris Keosayian

    This has definitely become my main browser on my touchpad, but my phone is still using stock android, no ICS love for the thunderbolt yet (can’t live with data).

  • http://twitter.com/LiveInTheDream litd

    It’s Chrome for android. It needs to become the default. I know that’s been said already, but it’s true. Sure, android and chrome may be different teams but they’re the same company. Integration within the company itself is what will make Chrome and Android the go-to for browser and phone OS.

    • Jam120992

      its like how iphone has safari. android should have had chrome as the stock browser long ago 

      • Anonymous

        Well but in iOS case you have to use the safari, and no other choice. Android by concept allows people to choose between many browsers to use.

  • Anonymous

    It’s really good, it is my new default, but i have ti copy the link, and go to the stock browser anytime flash is needed.

  • oddball

    Where is the I wish I could try it but my phone doesn’t have 4.0 

    • John

      might be better than your browser, but at this stage, it’s certainly not better than the ICS browser.. I haven’t experienced any ‘bugs’, but overall it’s just slower, and much less smooth (kind of janky). 

  • http://www.mobiletechview.com J_Dav1

    I will probably run with chrome as my default and just use the stock browser for flash stuff.

    • fartbubbler

      same.
      I love the fact that all my tabs, shortcuts, etc. from my home computer (with chrome of course) magically appeared on my phone when I installed/ logged in. 

      winner! :)