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Firefox beta with native Android UI now available from Google Play


Tuesday 15th of May 2012 / phandroid.com
Mozilla has released a new version of their Firefox beta into the Google Play Store, but this latest release is unlike those that came before. Instead of using XUL, Mozilla has transitioned to a native Android user interface. Nightly builds of this version have been available for some time now, but a Google Play release signifies that a stable working version has been achieved.Not only does the browser look more visually appealing and feel more at home on an Android device, but performance and load times get a boost as well. The bulkiness of previous Firefox builds have been a major thorn in the side of the browser, making lightweight options like Chrome, Dolphin, or even the native Android browser more enticing. You can grab the latest version of Firefox for Android over at Google Play and give it a spin for yourself. Let us know what you think.Google Play Link: Firefox[via AndroidCentral]
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Blackberry Qnx vs Google Android my comparison


Sunday 15th of July 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
First and foremost I am blackberry userm I own both blackberry phone and table. I recently bought Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus. I had high expectations coming to Android tablet but overall at the end I was disappointed with Android. First what I like Android vs Qnx 1. Notificstions are cool2. Widgets are cool 3. Customizations are cool 4. Number of apps5. Google services integration6. Android native web browser is more funtional imo7. skype and few other apps not available to pb now8. better support for video codecs out of the box What I did not like Android vs Qnx1. some apps not being compatible (for example Realtor.ca is not compatible with Samsung Galaxy tab. Yet this app works perfectly well on Playbook in android runtime.)2. taskbar in Android is annoying. The fact that it cannot be hidden is just stupid and ruins experience of playing games or watching movies. Playbook offers to autohide Android taskbar and there is no taskbar in playbook native qnx.3. Quality of apps is not that good. I found that most apps are done for phones and do not look good on the tablet4. Overall Android
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Android 3.1 Update Changelog & SDK Available, XOOM (Verizon) OTA Now Available for Manual Download


Tuesday 10th of May 2011 / phandroid.com
Earlier, we told you guys Google issued an upgrade to Honeycomb. The upgrade brought the version number to 3.1 and it added some pretty cool things. (My favorite was the addition of native resizable widgets, but other highlights include full USB host support, inline HTML5 playback (with videos embedded using the <video> tag) in Android’s native browser and a ton more. (A lot of it is low level stuff that you developer types will want to take a gander at.) Google has now published the full changelog over at their developer site for all to consume. Those who want to take advantage of the new changes for their own apps can download the updated SDK (revision 11) here.In related news, the Motorola XOOM on Verizon was the first device announced to be getting the upgrade and it actually rolled out for users today. Many of you aren’t seeing it, unfortunately (including our very own Rob Jackson), but Pete Alphonso has done what he does best – intercepted the URL that will allow you to download the build (HMJ37) straight from Google’s servers. It’s a signed,
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Firefox browser for Android updated, Brings native UI for tablets and much needed speed


Wednesday 29th of August 2012 / talkandroid.com
One of Android’s most popular 3rd party browsers has recently been updated and brings in some much needed speed along with a native UI for tablets. Here’s some of what you can expect:Native UI for tablets, including faster startup and a beautiful new Awesome Bar!Desktop sites can now be requested from the menuEven better tabs experience – now includes swipe to closeFind in page implementedSupport for SPDY networking protocol v3Bookmarks and history can now be imported from the stock browser in the SettingsThe update definitely brings a better overall experience for tablet users. Panning and interacting through pages should give you a better overall experience. The update is now live and ready for consumers. Have you guys tried this new update yet? If so, tell us your experience with it!//QR code and download link will be available after the break.Play Store Download Link» See more articles by Macky Evangelista//
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Google launches beta channel for Chrome for Android


Thursday 10th of January 2013 / phandroid.com
Google has finally launched a beta channel for its own Android web browser, Google Chrome. The beta, now available in the Google Play Store, will be updated more frequently with the latest work-in-progress features for users to try out before they’re ready to go stable. You’ll have to note that betas are not promised to be perfect, so while this is a great way to test new features you might also encounter some bugs and rough edges.Google says Chrome for Android beta now has all the same optimization and speed that its desktop browsers have, including improvements to the Octane performance benchmark. The changes will bring an improvement ¬†of about 25-30%. The update also includes native support for CSS Filters. Head here to get an idea of what’s now possible for developers to do in their websites and web apps.It’s wise to keep both the stable and beta browsers installed if you’re planning on keeping up with the times. Chances are the betas will be just fine for most people — I haven’t had a problem rocking the beta channel on my desktop ̵
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What Is Google Chrome OS And How Does it Affect Android


Friday 20th of November 2009 / androidcentral.com
If you're interested in getting to know Google Chrome OS, Google's latest development in re-creating how we use computers, the videos after the jump are a great start. The funny thing about Google Chrome OS is that it's ambitious in what it's trying to do but relatively tame in its execution. The idea of Google Chrome OS centers around creating a browser as the Operating System, which makes some sense for a lot of users. Since what we do on a computer is often just access the internet through the browser already, the extra weight and fluff of an OS doesn't apply as much anymore. So Google Chrome OS is basically a browser. Your applications are fueled by either pre-existing web apps like Gmail, Google Docs, etc. or forthcoming ones that'll be developed according to web standards but more powerful (has access similar to what native apps have in other OS's). It looks pretty much exactly like what the browser Chrome looks like just with a few more tabs. It also supports little things to extend usability like 'virtual desktops', the ability to place smaller windows of apps on top of eve
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S3 native browser repeatedly crashing


Sunday 02nd of December 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hey guys,Im hoping to get some help with a recent problem thats extremely annoying! My native browser keeps force closing and reverting back to the homescreen. When reopening the browser, sometimes it will reopen the last page it was on before closing and other times it will be back at the google homepage as if it were closed out completely. Im not sure exactly what could be causing this as it happens mainly on a site that ive visited many times before the problem popped up just a couple days ago. Ive had my S3 since August and its been pretty flawless til this recent browser problem. So far I have tried clearing cache/data, reset from power button and also did a factory reset. None of it has worked, which is odd since there was no browser problems just a couple days prior to this. Phone is completely stock and browser settings are stock. The site I notice this happening on the most is pbnation.com. I know it has happened on a couple other sites but i cant remember exactly which, although it hasnt happened on android central.(mobile version) If you have any experience or knowledge
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UC Browser 8.0 For Android Official Released....!!!


Saturday 29th of October 2011 / droidforums.net
After some delay UC Team finally released UC Browser 8 today. it is a amazing version,with a new kernel.Much faster than native browser!! Today, UCWeb announced the new release U3 kernel-based UC Browser 8.0 for Android makes your Browsing much faster and better. UC8 brings you totally different experience. Meanwhile, a lot of basic functions are also optimized, such as bookmark.What's New In Android version-1. Click to zoom and the contents you want to see automatically fits your screen.It
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honeycomb 3.2.1 native browser options reset


Monday 23rd of January 2012 / androidtablets.net
Hello.I am a beginner in the Android world, and I made a mistake when using it...It's on a PB Liberty Tab (same as ACER Iconia A500) within Honeycomb 3.2.1: When using the default browser (chrome??) I was searching for an option to have 'full screen' browsing, without menus or adress bar.I found it, and activate it. ( I saw a small popup probably about de-activation of this option, BUT I didn't read it !) NOW I AM "freezed" with a nice full screen browser, and I am NOT able to go back, ie showing again Menus and navigation toolbars...Si I am stucked with the same page, (until I use the favorite icons on the widget page) What can I do to recover default behavior of the browser ??( full hardware reset is an option, but I suppose in that case I lost all my installed Apps ??)
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Android 3.1 Update Changelog & SDK Available, XOOM (Verizon) OTA Now Available for Manual Download


Tuesday 10th of May 2011 / devel.phandroid.com
Earlier, we told you guys Google issued an upgrade to Honeycomb. The upgrade brought the version number to 3.1 and it added some pretty cool things. (My favorite was the addition of native resizable widgets, but other highlights include full USB host support, inline HTML5 playback (with videos embedded using the <video> tag) in Android’s native browser and a ton more. (A lot of it is low level stuff that you developer types will want to take a gander at.) Google has now published the full changelog over at their developer site for all to consume. Those who want to take advantage of the new changes for their own apps can download the updated SDK (revision 11) here.In related news, the Motorola XOOM on Verizon was the first device announced to be getting the upgrade and it actually rolled out for users today. Many of you aren’t seeing it, unfortunately (including our very own Rob Jackson), but Pete Alphonso has done what he does best – intercepted the URL that will allow you to download the build (HMJ37) straight from Google’s servers. It’s a signed,
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