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  1. Dantekai14's Avatar
    IE 11 improves a lot but still not as good as Chrome in Android.

    Today I was comparing IE 11 with by brothers Android phone.
    I am not going to talk about speed here but the things IE can't do but Chrome can do.

    1. IE 11 still can't open sites which open with pop ups.
    It's quite annoying that WP IE 11 can only open sites which doesn't have pop's just like old JAVA or S40 phones.
    Come on MS, it's 2014 a smartphone era and IE 11 still sames level as old phones now.

    2. IE in WP8.1 still crashes like WP 8 when we open heavy sites. I notice IE 11 very often crashes and struggle to open sites like Phonearena.com but Chrome easily open and very fluidly works without any crashes.

    If anyone of you have Android phone you can confirm it your self.

    I don't know if IE for WP8.1 is still a beta or a stable version but it still needs lots of improvement.
    I thought MS is going to fix this in next update but they didn't.
    I think these are pretty basic thing that a good browser must do.
    What you guys think?
    04-18-2014 02:48 AM
  2. wuiyang's Avatar
    1. IE 11 still can't open sites which open with pop ups.
    no pop up blocked needed for windows phone then
    2. IE in WP8.1 still crashes like WP 8 when we open heavy sites. I notice IE 11 very often crashes and struggle to open sites like Phonearena.com but Chrome easily open and very fluidly works without any crashes.
    reading everything inside the HTML with very long code/failed/broken code will crash it. Why?
    because microsoft using FOR loop and WHILE loop to read through all things and break all things, it will open it faster.
    idk about chrome but i think they break loop once timer out
    I don't know if IE for WP8.1 is still a beta or a stable version but it still needs lots of improvement.
    beta
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    04-18-2014 02:59 AM
  3. Dantekai14's Avatar
    hahaha

    You didn't answer about pops sites.
    try it yourself then you know.
    If you open pop ups sites in IE it will redirect you to ads not the website.

    Isn't this annoying.


    and thanks for answering me that it's beta version.
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    04-18-2014 03:09 AM
  4. Apoorvdec's Avatar
    hahaha ... android users are also very annoyed by the slow and sluggish google chrome , it even lags on galaxy s4 .... ie11 is way better
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    04-18-2014 04:53 AM
  5. Dantekai14's Avatar
    hahaha ... android users are also very annoyed by the slow and sluggish google chrome , it even lags on galaxy s4 .... ie11 is way better
    If that the case Android never reach 80% market share. That means what you said is wrong.
    I think Android is a great OS and very fast and fluid(based on experience on Moto G, Samsung Galaxy Note 2)
    In a speed test with my friends phone Moto G beat L1520(WP8) in basic function. You can test it.

    and Google Chrome is a very good browser because it's fast, fluid and do much more than what an IE can do.

    If you didn't notice all WP is doing is to catch up with Android.
    04-18-2014 05:56 AM
  6. tardismatrix22's Avatar
    If that the case Android never reach 80% market share. That means what you said is wrong.
    I think Android is a great OS and very fast and fluid(based on experience on Moto G, Samsung Galaxy Note 2)
    In a speed test with my friends phone Moto G beat L1520(WP8) in basic function. You can test it.

    and Google Chrome is a very good browser because it's fast, fluid and do much more than what an IE can do.

    If you didn't notice all WP is doing is to catch up with Android.
    Why would you ask for thoughts, if you aren't going to let people state their opinions? At least without contradicting every opinion they have?
    04-18-2014 06:00 AM
  7. Dantekai14's Avatar
    Why would you ask for thoughts, if you aren't going to let people state their opinions? At least without contradicting every opinion they have?
    because I like to discuss and discussion goes by agreeing and disagreeing.
    and

    thanks! for suggestion. I'll keep this in mind.
    Last edited by Dantekai14; 04-18-2014 at 07:42 AM.
    04-18-2014 06:45 AM
  8. anon(5352534)'s Avatar
    Not being negative here but Chrome is definitely lightyears ahead of ie11 (at least for phones). Sometimes I wonder why Chrome is so much faster and more fluid than IE on the same hardware. I mean it should be slower because of all the background spying and poorly optimized android OS.
    04-18-2014 07:20 AM
  9. PaNiXx's Avatar
    I could really care less what browser works best. What I really care about is the ability to choose what browser I want to use. Speed isnt the most important factor for me. Features are. I wish WP would allow other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox.
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    04-18-2014 08:39 AM
  10. Apoorvdec's Avatar
    If that the case Android never reach 80% market share. That means what you said is wrong.
    I think Android is a great OS and very fast and fluid(based on experience on Moto G, Samsung Galaxy Note 2)
    In a speed test with my friends phone Moto G beat L1520(WP8) in basic function. You can test it.

    and Google Chrome is a very good browser because it's fast, fluid and do much more than what an IE can do.

    If you didn't notice all WP is doing is to catch up with Android.
    why are you comparing high end phones .. compare lumia 520 with galaxy core ... android is a processor and ram hungry os it even lags on an octa-core phone(galaxy s4) i have seen it ... a day will come when phones will have more ram and processor than pcs and then also android will lag !!
    04-18-2014 08:46 AM
  11. Dantekai14's Avatar
    why are you comparing high end phones .. compare lumia 520 with galaxy core ... android is a processor and ram hungry os it even lags on an octa-core phone(galaxy s4) i have seen it ... a day will come when phones will have more ram and processor than pcs and then also android will lag !!
    why you are comparing old devices.
    Compare it with Moto G.
    Recent devices and faster and fluid than anything else in the budget under $348.

    anyway it's not a decision between Android and WP
    It's IE vs. Chrome.
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    04-18-2014 08:49 AM
  12. TheJoester09's Avatar
    If that the case Android never reach 80% market share. That means what you said is wrong.
    I think Android is a great OS and very fast and fluid(based on experience on Moto G, Samsung Galaxy Note 2)
    In a speed test with my friends phone Moto G beat L1520(WP8) in basic function. You can test it.

    and Google Chrome is a very good browser because it's fast, fluid and do much more than what an IE can do.

    If you didn't notice all WP is doing is to catch up with Android.
    First of all, high marketshare does not equal high quality, so that argument is invalid. Second, if Android/Chrome is so much better for you, than why bother with Windows Phone at all?
    04-18-2014 08:57 AM
  13. A895's Avatar
    I will say Chrome has had it`s share of ups and downs. When Chrome was first available on Android, it was slow, laggy POS. It still can be sometimes. It has gotten better in recent iterations, but the Chrome Beta browser is much better and it receives a lot more updates. IE 11 on the other hand is beta and probably will have some kinks worked out in the final OS OTA update. If anything I think they should make IE available on the app store so it can continues to get updates regularly like Google does.
    04-18-2014 09:31 AM
  14. acewing905's Avatar
    no pop up blocked needed for windows phone then

    reading everything inside the HTML with very long code/failed/broken code will crash it. Why?
    because microsoft using FOR loop and WHILE loop to read through all things and break all things, it will open it faster.
    idk about chrome but i think they break loop once timer out

    beta
    What on Earth are you talking about?

    And where does it say that IE 11 is beta? (I may have missed this.)

    Either way, IE 11 feels like a step back from the previous IE 10 which I actually liked, except for the file picker which the latter lacked. The constant page reloading thanks to microsoft's new memory management thing is the worst problem, which renders things like the reading mode useless sometimes.
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    04-18-2014 09:59 AM
  15. radmanvr's Avatar
    If that the case Android never reach 80% market share. That means what you said is wrong.
    I think Android is a great OS and very fast and fluid(based on experience on Moto G, Samsung Galaxy Note 2)
    In a speed test with my friends phone Moto G beat L1520(WP8) in basic function. You can test it.

    and Google Chrome is a very good browser because it's fast, fluid and do much more than what an IE can do.

    If you didn't notice all WP is doing is to catch up with Android.
    you are a number guy so you should know that IE has more market share than Chrome
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    04-18-2014 10:03 AM
  16. A895's Avatar
    you are a number guy so you should know that IE has more market share than Chrome
    Which has nothing to do how well it works on a mobile device.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
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    04-18-2014 10:08 AM
  17. MikeSo's Avatar
    What on Earth are you talking about?

    And where does it say that IE 11 is beta? (I may have missed this.)

    Either way, IE 11 feels like a step back from the previous IE 10 which I actually liked, except for the file picker which the latter lacked. The constant page reloading thanks to microsoft's new memory management thing is the worst problem, which renders things like the reading mode useless sometimes.
    I'm of the opposite opinion. Except for that issue, and the fact that it seems to have problems with some sites, it's a big step forward. InPrivate, forward navigation, tabs from other devices, video playback, those are all huge improvements. They need to fix the bugs of course, but this is another case of something I'd miss if I went back to 8.0.
    04-18-2014 10:14 AM
  18. dorelse's Avatar
    I've tested phonearena.com many times on my 8XT running 8.1, I have never once gotten a crash. I'm able to navigate the site just fine.
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    04-18-2014 10:20 AM
  19. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Guys windows phone is a developing OS....so guys who aren't happy with IE......dont worry it will get better with time.... Windows phone is more popular in terms of simplicity...and android in terms of features....so I dont thing comparing the two OS will finally have an end because each OS has its pros and cons.. I am not against anyone's opinion just a suggestion though😊
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    04-18-2014 10:38 AM
  20. acewing905's Avatar
    I'm of the opposite opinion. Except for that issue, and the fact that it seems to have problems with some sites, it's a big step forward. InPrivate, forward navigation, tabs from other devices, video playback, those are all huge improvements. They need to fix the bugs of course, but this is another case of something I'd miss if I went back to 8.0.
    I don't really care about inPrivate since I don't intend to give my phone to other people to use, but I was unaware of forward navigation. This is possible now? That's pretty sweet. Now if only they managed to fix that constant reloading issue, I'd actually feel like using it more.
    04-18-2014 10:41 AM
  21. anon(8504076)'s Avatar
    Chrome on Android is by far the WORST browser experience on mobile browsing (Chrome for iOS was good before they f*cked it up) It's sluggish,unresponsive,slow and laggy (Both tablet and smartphone version) It doesn't even pinch to zoom properly If you want a decent browser on Android use the vanilla one or Firefox And also I think you didn't give IE a chance at all I've used almost any browser and have somewhat experience of IE (5-11) and I'm pretty sure Windows Mobile 5 had a better browsing experience than Chrome on Android
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    04-18-2014 10:41 AM
  22. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Chrome and IE should follow UC browser.. These guys are awesome....uc browser meets all my basic needs in the browsing experience.
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    04-18-2014 10:47 AM
  23. radmanvr's Avatar
    Which has nothing to do how well it works on a mobile device.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    I said that before my morning coffee and after I had i realized I shouldnt have said that, I should have not said that...
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    04-18-2014 10:51 AM
  24. TheJoester09's Avatar
    I don't really care about inPrivate since I don't intend to give my phone to other people to use, but I was unaware of forward navigation. This is possible now? That's pretty sweet. Now if only they managed to fix that constant reloading issue, I'd actually feel like using it more.
    Yes, you can swipe the screen to go back or forward, just like in Windows 8. Can you give an example of the reloading issue? I'm not sure I've experienced this.
    04-18-2014 10:52 AM
  25. acewing905's Avatar
    Yes, you can swipe the screen to go back or forward, just like in Windows 8. Can you give an example of the reloading issue? I'm not sure I've experienced this.
    Say you load a very long article, and start reading it. In the middle, you want to do something else, so you press the Start button and get to a different app, leaving IE behind. Once that's done, you get back to IE.
    In WP 8, the long article you were reading would be waiting for you exactly where you stopped reading, no matter how long you spend outside.
    But in WP 8.1, if you spend even 15 minutes with the phone locked on the start screen without opening any other apps, as soon as you get back to IE, the page will reload. Now this itself is okay, but the problem is that when this happens, most of the time, the page will go back to top, and you will lose the point where you were last, which is a great annoyance for some of us who read large texts on the phone's browser.
    And if reading mode were to be on when switched to the start screen, chances are that the page won't load at all when you get back, leaving you with a blank screen, forcing you to exit reading mode and refresh manually.

    Chrome and IE should follow UC browser.. These guys are awesome....uc browser meets all my basic needs in the browsing experience.
    It's also absolutely horrible when dealing with large pages, though it's still better than IE 11 because it doesn't have the reloading issue, at the least.
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    04-18-2014 10:58 AM
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