10-20-2013 09:51 AM
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  1. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    IE based. The UI is modified, which is great, but it still won't load pages any better than regular IE mobile.
    I don't know if it is based on IE10, but it works a lot different than IE10, I can deactivate picture loading (or set for lower res), I can change the font, I can download videos and I can download "things" too (and upload it to Skydrive), it has "incognito browsing" and it has a back and forward buttons.

    I really think it is not IE10 based.
    08-17-2013 11:29 AM
  2. Nimdock's Avatar
    I certainly don't want spyware on my phone.

    Firefox on the other hand I would like.
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    08-17-2013 11:55 AM
  3. ajeesh yacob's Avatar
    i don think google gonna give away chrome to windows phone in near future.
    i use chrome on PC
    i hate IE on PC but not mind using it on phone.
    firefox s available in windows store for phone.
    08-17-2013 11:59 AM
  4. Nimdock's Avatar
    firefox s available in windows store for phone.
    That's not the real Firefox.
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    08-17-2013 12:25 PM
  5. abeinspace's Avatar
    I'm the other way around. IE9 on the PC is just great. But IE9 and IE10 on Windows Phone just feel kind of gimped compared with every other smartphone browser I've used.

    I don't care if we get Chrome or Firefox or Opera (hopefully all three) but I really need a non-IE based browser with a proper back button and regular browser features which is compatible with 99% of websites. I really don't want to hold my breath waiting for everyone to update their webpages to work properly with IE mobile (it will probably take 5 years if it even happens).

    This is one of my biggest pet peeves with my phone honestly. It's not a big one, no deal breaker, but it's a source of annoyance at least several times a week when I go to a site and some element, like a drop down menu etc, doesn't work properly when it works just fine on an iPhone ore Android.
    On this note, is it unfair of me to wish that MS would just give up on Trident already? Open-source the thing, maybe throw a few poor souls at it like WebOS got from Palm, then switch IE to WebKit and be done with it.
    08-17-2013 12:55 PM
  6. abeinspace's Avatar
    I don't know if it is based on IE10, but it works a lot different than IE10, I can deactivate picture loading (or set for lower res), I can change the font, I can download videos and I can download "things" too (and upload it to Skydrive), it has "incognito browsing" and it has a back and forward buttons.

    I really think it is not IE10 based.
    It still uses the same rendering engine, albeit with an uglier (but much more useful) UI. You simply cannot, at this time, make a browser based on anything other than Trident for Windows Phone. Microsoft has not designed the platform in such a way that allows for it. There have been rumors that we could see WebKit support down the road, but that's the best we've got at this stage.
    08-17-2013 01:02 PM
  7. marpadwpc's Avatar
    As the market share grows, this'll be an urgent issue. Not every WP user want to use IE on all their devices.
    08-19-2013 09:39 AM
  8. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Chrome? Don't get scroogled dude
    08-19-2013 10:13 PM
  9. kivancio's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I've just sold my S3 this morning. I'm torn between the S3 LTE and the 920. The only thing stopping me from buying the 920 is the IE web browser. I've played around with it and I'm not too fond of it. Is google chrome or firefox available to download on the windows 8 mobile platform?
    With this question you have proved yourself that you are unaware of current modern software technology. Please stick to android and do not ever buy a windows phone. I really can't unterstand and stand people who loves google products apart from youtube.
    08-20-2013 03:30 AM
  10. marpadwpc's Avatar
    I really can't unterstand and stand people who loves google products apart from youtube.
    As long as IE can't offer the same (or at least similar) features like Chrome I won't use IE. It's getting better and better, but there's still a long way to go. First of all drop Trident and use Webkit, or Blink. Let my bookmarks, passwords, browser history, settings and plugins sync across all my devices. And an integrated spell checking tool (for non English users) would be nice. I want the same expreince everywhere! Microsoft already has a good cloud service, they could easily integrate these features.

    So I can't understand people like you, who can't understand other users' requirements and stigmatize us like idiots.. Maybe you don't need these features, but others do! I'm not a Google fan, neither a Microsoft one. I just choose the best solution which suits to my needs.
    08-20-2013 04:26 AM
  11. rohitmarines's Avatar
    Hey man ..i m not sure about chrome but fire is realeasing on 16 sep 13 . Bt its a beta version ...the final version will be released on 6 dec...and i suggest u to buy lumia 925 which lot better then 920 in all respects..
    08-20-2013 04:44 AM
  12. rohitmarines's Avatar
    Firefox
    08-20-2013 04:45 AM
  13. marpadwpc's Avatar
    Hey man ..i m not sure about chrome but fire is realeasing on 16 sep 13 . Bt its a beta version ...the final version will be released on 6 dec...and i suggest u to buy lumia 925 which lot better then 920 in all respects..
    As far as I know Firefox will be released only for Windows 8 with Modern UI, not for Windows Phone.
    08-20-2013 04:48 AM
  14. Moodib's Avatar
    With this question you have proved yourself that you are unaware of current modern software technology. Please stick to android and do not ever buy a windows phone. I really can't unterstand and stand people who loves google products apart from youtube.
    IE10 is barely modern. They are always behind in pushing updates out to the browser and are working on various responsive fixes as we speak. When I'm programming a website, I don't want to have to build redundancy code into my scripts/html/css to make sure that when MSFT finally gets their stuff together and update IE10 that my old code will stop working and the new code will work perfectly. I shouldn't have to build two sets of code for how it is now versus where it might be in 6 months.

    This thread is about browser technology, not the entire platform. When it comes to that front, IE10 is sorely lacking. Before you even ask, I have a Lumia 920.
    08-20-2013 02:13 PM
  15. gazmatic's Avatar
    Nope. No chrome. IE on WP has very little issues
    08-20-2013 05:29 PM
  16. jason920's Avatar
    Surprised that people are finding the loading times somehow not good. Got absolutely no problems with that at all and on the tests it seems to do very good against other top end phones as well.

    Though the user interface of IE on WP isn't my favorite. Could be better, but nothing that stops me liking my Lumia 920.
    Nice positive attitude I got the same results but your right they could do better on the browser
    10-20-2013 09:51 AM
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