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  1. Tyrion L's Avatar
    So Windows 10 Mobile has been around a few months now. What are the best options for a browser to use with it?

    1. I am currently using the UC Browser. However, after updating my Lumia 640 from Windows 8.1 to 10 last weekend, it is not logging in properly to certain forums now and I cannot seem to figure out a fix for it. Also, UC crashes a lot, and has the annoying tendency to go to a "white screen" when typing posts and replies, effectively erasing them, which is VERY annoying.

    2. Firefox would be great, if it was available for Windows 10. But it isn't.

    3. Edge does not have extensions and from all I can tell (I have not turned it on yet), Microsoft still does not "get it" yet on the browser front, even after all of these years.

    4. Opera appears to be a viable option for the Windows desktop, but for mobile, not so much.

    5. Chrome is Google, which is an environment I am trying to steer clear of, along with Facebook (which does not have its own browser yet, as far as I am aware).

    6. I downloaded Surfy last weekend, but there is a lack of basic functionality in the ability to organize favorites and a few other basic things that made me shake my head and uninstall it.

    So what do you think? What am I missing? Also, is there a good browser possibly coming down the pike for Windows 10 Mobile?

    All this talk about a lack of apps for Windows Mobile has never impressed me much, as I don't want or need thousands of apps. But I do need one good app in particular - a good browser. Which as far as I can tell for Windows 10 Mobile, does not appear to exist just yet. This one deficiency really is quite major and it is really disappointing.
    Last edited by Tyrion L; 06-09-2016 at 07:50 AM.
    06-09-2016 07:33 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    So Windows 10 Mobile has been around a few months now. What are the best options for a browser to use with it?

    1. I am currently using the UC Browser. However, after updating my Lumia 640 from Windows 8.1 to 10 last weekend, it is not logging in properly to certain forums now and I cannot seem to figure out a fix for it. Also, UC crashes a lot, and has the annoying tendency to go to a "white screen" when typing posts and replies, effectively erasing them, which is VERY annoying.

    2. Firefox would be great, if it was available for Windows 10. But it isn't.

    3. Edge does not have extensions and from all I can tell (I have not turned it on yet), Microsoft still does not "get it" yet on the browser front, even after all of these years.

    4. Opera appears to be a viable option for the Windows desktop, but for mobile, not so much.

    5. Chrome is Google, which is an environment I am trying to steer clear of, along with Facebook (which does not have its own browser yet, as far as I am aware).

    6. I downloaded Surfy last weekend, but there is a lack of basic functionality in the ability to organize favorites and a few other basic things that made me shake my head and uninstall it.

    So what do you think? What am I missing? Also, is there a good browser possibly coming down the pike for Windows 10 Mobile?

    All this talk about a lack of apps for Windows Mobile has never impressed me much, as I don't want or need thousands of apps. But I do need one good app in particular - a good browser. Which as far as I can tell for Windows 10 Mobile, does not appear to exist just yet. This one deficiency really is quite major and it is really disappointing.
    I would suggest you uninstall UC browser and install it back afresh. It has always worked for me and it should for you too.
    I also suggest you try out edge browser if you haven't done so already. let your own experience decide for you, not what others have said
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-09-2016 08:10 AM
  3. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Since Edge for desktops got extensions (AdBlock Plus too), I assume they will bring them in mobile too
    Chintan Gohel and IJPI like this.
    06-09-2016 09:01 AM
  4. prasanna moholkar's Avatar
    U can try "shiye browser" good feature for w10m with background download support.
    libra89 and kristalsoldier like this.
    06-09-2016 09:39 AM
  5. EspHack's Avatar
    Facebook (which does not have its own browser yet, as far as I am aware)..
    lol you haven't seen their latest beta app for w10? if you try to open a link it has an in-app browser now and you have to dig some option to "open in browser"

    06-09-2016 11:53 PM
  6. Pirate Arr's Avatar
    Honestly there is no good alternative for Edge. The browser selection is absolutely mediocre on the Windows App Store. No Chrome which is fast, no Firefox, no Dolphin Browser, Surfy is all over the place and not organized and its slow, UC Browser I've never used as well as Opera

    #TeamLumia 950 XL
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-10-2016 06:42 PM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Honestly there is no good alternative for Edge. The browser selection is absolutely mediocre on the Windows App Store. No Chrome which is fast, no Firefox, no Dolphin Browser, Surfy is all over the place and not organized and its slow, UC Browser I've never used as well as Opera

    #TeamLumia 950 XL
    so try both opera and UC browser - I recommend UC, especially in speed mode, it saves so much data
    libra89 likes this.
    06-11-2016 02:13 AM
  8. Timbre70's Avatar
    I gotten malware attack using uc browser.
    06-11-2016 02:15 AM
  9. Timbre70's Avatar
    Edge is actually better than all the third party browsers.
    06-11-2016 02:24 AM
  10. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I gotten malware attack using uc browser.
    how did that happen? But your phone wouldn't be affected
    06-11-2016 03:27 AM
  11. josefcorosado's Avatar
    Try Maxthon
    06-11-2016 03:32 AM
  12. Timbre70's Avatar
    how did that happen? But your phone wouldn't be affected
    I typed/selected one website, it brought me to some dubious sites and there's no way out, not even opening a new tab. UnInstalled and reset phone.
    06-11-2016 04:30 AM
  13. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I typed/selected one website, it brought me to some dubious sites and there's no way out, not even opening a new tab. UnInstalled and reset phone.
    It modified phone host file surely, so phone itself would be redirect to 3rd party malicious sites. That's redirecting attack, not malware or virus attack.
    06-11-2016 04:54 AM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    It modified phone host file surely, so phone itself would be redirect to 3rd party malicious sites. That's redirecting attack, not malware or virus attack.
    but how bad is that generally? I've never experienced that personally from 2 years of using UC browser. Maybe the site was already iffy from the start
    06-11-2016 05:26 AM
  15. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    but how bad is that generally? I've never experienced that personally from 2 years of using UC browser. Maybe the site was already iffy from the start
    It happened to me once with Edge in 8.1, I was obliged to tap back key repeatly for taking control again, damned popup scam banners!!!! I blocket it via my router filter, and monthly update fixed everything.
    Never happened again.
    Sure the visited site is the culprit
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-11-2016 05:43 AM
  16. Demian Mioc's Avatar
    You can try Sleipnir and find if it suits you.
    06-11-2016 05:46 AM
  17. Timbre70's Avatar
    I find most third party browsers are not well optimized for viewing, especially those device with big screen like 1520. The screen is so big, but contents displayed is like on 3 inch display.
    06-11-2016 10:03 AM
  18. afgzee's Avatar
    I would recommend Edge. It was flaky at first but with the latest fast ring build it works flawlessly. Opera is a no hope and UC Browser doesn't seem as speedy as Edge

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Chintan Gohel and IJPI like this.
    06-11-2016 04:45 PM
  19. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I find most third party browsers are not well optimized for viewing, especially those device with big screen like 1520. The screen is so big, but contents displayed is like on 3 inch display.
    If you have tried UC browser, you can change font size so more can fit in the screen space. Long press any word and options for font resizing will come up
    06-12-2016 12:00 AM
  20. Tyrion L's Avatar
    I would recommend Edge. It was flaky at first but with the latest fast ring build it works flawlessly. Opera is a no hope and UC Browser doesn't seem as speedy as Edge

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Does Edge require you to login to anything to use it? One of the reasons I am steering clear of Google and Facebook is all the privacy issues. What sort of mandatory tracking and monitoring is built into Edge by Microsoft, does anyone know?

    Also, I want to be able to block ads and stuff. The early impression I have gotten about Edge is that it is designed by Microsoft, primarily with Microsoft's needs and benefits in mind, and not those of the user. I am already going through a process with this Windows phone and the new Windows 10 operating system. I sure was hoping that I would at least have access to a browser that worked that I didn't have to wrestle with the maker about who was supposed to be the beneficiary from me using it.
    06-13-2016 07:45 AM
  21. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Does Edge require you to login to anything to use it? One of the reasons I am steering clear of Google and Facebook is all the privacy issues. What sort of mandatory tracking and monitoring is built into Edge by Microsoft, does anyone know?

    Also, I want to be able to block ads and stuff. The early impression I have gotten about Edge is that it is designed by Microsoft, primarily with Microsoft's needs and benefits in mind, and not those of the user. I am already going through a process with this Windows phone and the new Windows 10 operating system. I sure was hoping that I would at least have access to a browser that worked that I didn't have to wrestle with the maker about who was supposed to be the beneficiary from me using it.
    Edge Mobile doesn't need login, you are already logged with your MS account in your phone. All the remaining, is the same as other apps.
    Edge Mobile doesn't got any ads blocker extention till now, on the contrary than Edge on desktops, We hope they added them on Annyversary.
    I tryed many others, no one got the same speed
    libra89 likes this.
    06-13-2016 08:02 AM
  22. Toby Barrett's Avatar
    Opera is a little slow on W10M, but display pages well and provides good functionality over Edge.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-15-2016 05:30 AM
  23. avengerxp's Avatar
    until firefox release a UWP app, I keep my internet needs on edge
    06-15-2016 05:37 AM
  24. prasanna moholkar's Avatar
    until firefox release a UWP app, I keep my internet needs on edge
    I think Firefox can't release app for Mobile version.
    Do you any confirm news about that???
    06-15-2016 06:53 AM
  25. avengerxp's Avatar
    06-15-2016 11:03 AM
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