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  1. greeleyest's Avatar
    any chances i can get chrome or another good browser on my icon?
    i cant get used to internet explorer coming from android where i had tons of browsers
    Last edited by Muessig; 04-26-2014 at 12:20 PM.
    04-26-2014 01:12 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I don't think so google will support chrome for windows phone. Ie 11 on windows phone 8.1 far better and improved. I can save passwords , download /upload files. Sync tabs/fav
    ven07 likes this.
    04-26-2014 01:16 AM
  3. gernerttl's Avatar
    I agree. I doubt Google will make Chrome available for WP.
    04-26-2014 01:37 AM
  4. greeleyest's Avatar
    any better web browser would do.
    04-26-2014 08:21 AM
  5. Tepid's Avatar
    and Chrome is garbage anyway. Wouldn't let it touch my phone if someone paid me.
    gapost, taymur, gernerttl and 3 others like this.
    04-26-2014 11:51 AM
  6. OsamaAdam98's Avatar
    It wouldn't really happen anytime soon because Microsoft and Google aren't the perfect bffs, You can listen to fanboys and convince yourself that IE is the 'bestest' browser ever brought to humans.
    ven07 and MERCDROID like this.
    04-26-2014 11:57 AM
  7. Tepid's Avatar
    Never said IE was perfect, it's not. But I have looked at and used the alternatives.
    They aren't much better.

    Chrome breaks things, it's a fact. not Opinion. Chrome is garbage, Fact, not Opinion.
    Iki Taba, ven07, rdubmu and 1 others like this.
    04-26-2014 01:56 PM
  8. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Wish the Dauphin team would come over here.
    04-26-2014 02:01 PM
  9. OsamaAdam98's Avatar
    Never said IE was perfect, it's not. But I have looked at and used the alternatives.
    They aren't much better.

    Chrome breaks things, it's a fact. not Opinion. Chrome is garbage, Fact, not Opinion.
    It appears you've been using IE for too long that you forgot how much Chrome, Opera and other real browsers have progressed.
    04-26-2014 02:16 PM
  10. altafmahmood's Avatar
    Chrome's recent change in flash player api was a disaster I was left with broken youtube videos. Had to shift to mozilla Firefox. No one is perfect and believe me I don't want my data to go to google they know way too much.
    04-26-2014 02:22 PM
  11. Tepid's Avatar
    It appears you've been using IE for too long that you forgot how much Chrome, Opera and other real browsers have progressed.
    Hahaha,, funny, would be nice if some people didn't ***-ume too much.
    I actually use FF mostly, and have zero issues with it breaking anything, or causing any issues at all.
    I can't count the number of systems I have had to fix (due to Chrome breaking IE in general, among other things)
    and suggestions I have had to make to people to use IE instead of Chrome and have sites actually work.

    It is well documented about how badly Chrome trashes Windows in some cases and IE in most cases.
    Chrome will never touch my Phone, and I have tried using UC Browser, but it is not that much better than IE.
    So, yeah, I use IE on my phone, thanks.

    Besides, as stated, I'll trust the NSA before I will trust Google.
    ven07 and bkabela like this.
    04-26-2014 04:20 PM
  12. three_thoughts's Avatar
    Frankly for 99.99% of people, any browser will do.
    rdubmu, ven07 and link68759 like this.
    04-26-2014 04:34 PM
  13. OsamaAdam98's Avatar
    *Sigh* You're talking about Chrome crashing stuff left and right like if it's the virus you caught while downloading that video.
    04-26-2014 04:39 PM
  14. Tepid's Avatar
    I put in the same category as AVG.
    Would drop my best friend if they installed either of those garbage on my systems.

    BTW, it's all well documented if you cared to search for it.
    04-26-2014 07:51 PM
  15. OsamaAdam98's Avatar
    Can you please tell me where you getting the fact that IE is the best browseryoucan'tdownloadbecauseit'salreadythere10/10
    MERCDROID likes this.
    04-26-2014 09:09 PM
  16. nikhilr51's Avatar
    Someone should close this thread, it's becoming a chrome bashing rant for Tepid.

    - Sent from google chrome
    MERCDROID and xandros9 like this.
    04-26-2014 09:22 PM
  17. link68759's Avatar
    I hate chrome on desktop but aside from generally being glorified adware and installing the virus-like google update service... it's certainly not broken in any sense.

    I hate chrome for the reasons above and dislike it for generally not being as extensible as firefox, but it's a fast browser with aggressive preloading, and most of my friends use it for that reason alone. I won't lie- keeping firefox smooth requires migrating all my data to a new profile every now and again because of all the accumulated junk and god knows what else happens underneath the hood...

    Anyway no chrome on WP. All the browsers on WP are just wrappers for IE I believe so it might not even be possible to get chrome on WP at the moment, and without the ability to choose a default browser, there's no point in even using anything but IE imo.
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    04-26-2014 09:26 PM
  18. greeleyest's Avatar
    is it even possible for somebody to make other browsers? or making a ie wrapper all microsoft allows?

    and didnt realize chrome is that bad, i use it mainly because the online game i play runs best on chrome (use to play on my android phone)
    04-26-2014 09:45 PM
  19. OsamaAdam98's Avatar
    and without the ability to choose a default browser, there's no point in even using anything but IE imo.
    Well said.
    04-27-2014 01:51 PM
  20. csorian0's Avatar
    FWIW, on my Android devices, I never used Chrome. Seemed bulky. The only good thing about it is the syncing, at least from my vantagepoint. Otherwise, the experience on mobile is fairly similar regardless of the platform you're on.

    With that said, I just picked up a Lumia Icon yesterday and am enjoying IE11 on there. But because I'm also a developer, I'm looking into bringing a Webkit-based browser onto the WP platform, particularly a lightweight one like Samsung's Popup Browser that can be used to view quick links and not take up a lot of memory.
    04-27-2014 03:44 PM
  21. gernerttl's Avatar
    FWIW, on my Android devices, I never used Chrome. Seemed bulky. The only good thing about it is the syncing, at least from my vantagepoint. Otherwise, the experience on mobile is fairly similar regardless of the platform you're on.

    With that said, I just picked up a Lumia Icon yesterday and am enjoying IE11 on there. But because I'm also a developer, I'm looking into bringing a Webkit-based browser onto the WP platform, particularly a lightweight one like Samsung's Popup Browser that can be used to view quick links and not take up a lot of memory.
    That would be nice.
    04-27-2014 04:51 PM
  22. fdalbor's Avatar
    While I have used Chrome on both my tablets (Android) and computers (Win8.1/Win Xp) I don't have it on anything anymore. I use Firefox and Opera on my tablets and computers. I do use Maxthon on my WP phones besides Explorer. Not going to bash Chrome I just never liked it and found it didn't do anything I could not do with Firefox or Opera and the latter two just seemed more natural than Chrome. I am not into any of Google's stuff and don't plan on changing to adapt to it. You can try Maxthn or UC if you would like to try something different. I would love to see Firefox or Opera on the Windows phones and hope that in time Opera comes on board. I also read that Firefox had been working on Firefox with a touch interface for Win 8.1 and WP8; but they stopped as they found there was not enough interest in it. I think in time (as they get more popular) they will bring it out of moth balls.
    04-27-2014 05:05 PM
  23. rdubmu's Avatar
    I use Chrome all the time, but I find the newest version of IE is the best on Windows 8.1 and plus it now syncs passwords and login informatin between devices (windows 8.1 --->windows phone 8.1) (kind of like icloud keychain for macs/iOS)
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-27-2014 09:50 PM
  24. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I use Chrome all the time, but I find the newest version of IE is the best on Windows 8.1 and plus it now syncs passwords and login informatin between devices (windows 8.1 --->windows phone 8.1) (kind of like icloud keychain for macs/iOS)
    I wish keychain and cloud tabs were available in safari for windows but they haven't updates safari for windows (seems like they have stooped supporting safari for windows )
    rdubmu likes this.
    04-27-2014 10:07 PM
  25. gernerttl's Avatar
    Himanshu is right. Chrome is well...meh... There is nothing spectacular about it so I've dumped it. I use Firefox (mostly) on my desktop and IE on my surface. If I need to go to a website that requires smart card login, I use IE because Firefox doesn't natively support smart cards.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-27-2014 11:31 PM
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