The pre-installed web browser on Android phones is okay. More info: Info on this site.We wouldn't care to be any more enthusiastic about it than that Exactly What Can You Imagine Beyond 11:11 P.M. CST About December 21, 2012?.It's a bit limited, can be slow and isn't inspiring from a user interface perspective. More info: Minecraft Mission;Black Magic With/Others Ep13.The good news is that it's been given its marching orders, and will eventuially be replaced with Google Chrome.
But there's a problem. Related article: original source.Chrome only works on Ice Cream Sandwich phones, so if you don't have one, you've got no options. More info: Ηλιακός θερμοσίφωνας.Well, at least you didn't, until now.But Firefox Beta has recently arrived in the Play store, and it brings new and exciting features that no other browser - even the original Firefox for Android - could manage.
Firefox for Android beta
For us, Firefox is the first non-Google browser that really appeals on Android.We've tried everything, from Opera to Dolphin HD and none of them have ever had the features and performance to attract us, and some of them are outright bad and ugly.
The Firefox Beta, on the other hand, is one of the most stylish browsers we've seen.There's a simple URL bar at the top, and a button to add more tabs, or see those which you have already got open and running.It's clean and simple, something you very much need on a small device like this.
There are also add-ons.This is a boon, because it means that if there's a feature you don't have in the default browser, then you can just download an add-on to improve functionality.We noticed that there was no option to "spoof" your user agent - handy for sites that palm you off with a rubbish mobile site.So we downloaded a plug-in called Phoney, that did it for us.Brilliant.
Speed seems good, perhaps not as lightening quick as Google Chrome, but then we tested Firefox on an slower handset, and can't do a side-by-side comparison because we're not yet on Ice Cream Sandwich.Even so, we think it's better than the stock browser.
The browser also allows you to turn any webpage into a PDF document too.Which could be very handy for saving things for later, or sending information to friends via email, without all that messy copy and paste mumbo jumbo.
Overall, we like Firefox.We think it could be a little quicker, but as an alternative to the pre-Ice Cream Sandwich browser selection, it's a winner..