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post #41 of 49

Sure, give more personal information to Google. Why Not.

post #42 of 49
It doesn't have anything relevant to switch. Uninstalled right away. Stick with Safari.
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post #43 of 49

The browser works great on my 4S and the Dutch App Store had it this morning. 

 

The unlimited tabs feature is great. I've always hated how Safari kick tabs off the shelf when one hits the limit. 

 

The bookmarks and password sync is great. I use Chrome on my other Macs because I much prefer it to Safari. So iot sync bookmarks from my computers to my phone I have to import them to Safari and then sync my phone. It is something I do occasionally but not every time I sync my phone. I just cannot understand why something that should be an automatic feature - syncing bookmarks between devices as opposed to between browsers - is not. Why can I not select on my phone which browser on my Macs I want to sync with? The bookmarks are all stored in simple HTML files anyway. It is really ridiculous. Anyway, finally there is a way.

post #44 of 49
Oh one more thing. The Find in page function is much better than Safari's. It highlights words as one types, just like on the desktop version. This is something Apple got wrong in mobile Safari where the in-page hits are displayed at the bottom of the search results.
post #45 of 49
If you don't want your organs information harvested, try Mercury Web Browser. Free, full-screen, private browsing, adblock. Of course, there's Chrome for having your orifices stuffed with ads and tracking, if that's what you like. Top App = Lambs To The Slaughter.
post #46 of 49
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Its extremely unlikely that apple would ever allow users to change the default browser on mobile.

That's one of the reasons I jumped ship from iOS a while ago. I got tired of a manufacturer thinking they have the right to tell me how I can use my device. It's a real shame that users can't make choices for themselves (and look at the hoops they're making Sparrow jump through).

I still have some iOS devices for testing, but there's no way I could go back.

You're kidding, right? If you don't like the limitations Apple puts in place for your protection, you're free to JB (and it's legal) and you still avoid the loss of privacy, massive malware threat, laggy interface (there's a reason there are no live music production apps for Android) and infrequent or inexistent updates you get with Android.

If you're saying lack of customizability is the reason you will never use Apple products, you're either completely ignorant, or a liar who simply hates Apple and can't be honest about that.
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You're kidding, right? If you don't like the limitations Apple puts in place for your protection, you're free to JB (and it's legal) and you still avoid the loss of privacy, massive malware threat, laggy interface and infrequent or inexistent updates you get with Android.
If you're saying lack of customizability is the reason you will never use Apple products, you're either completely ignorant, or a liar who simply hates Apple and can't be honest about that.

I now prefer paying legitimately for access to iOS Beta than Jailbreaking. For those that like to, sure, go nuts. But that time has passed for me.
post #48 of 49
My post was in response to those who think iOS is too limiting. It had nothing to do with beta updates.
post #49 of 49
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You're kidding, right? If you don't like the limitations Apple puts in place for your protection, you're free to JB (and it's legal) and you still avoid the loss of privacy, massive malware threat, laggy interface (there's a reason there are no live music production apps for Android) and infrequent or inexistent updates you get with Android.
If you're saying lack of customizability is the reason you will never use Apple products, you're either completely ignorant, or a liar who simply hates Apple and can't be honest about that.

 

So much for embracing "think different[ly]." Thanks for once again demonstrating why I rarely comment here -- express any sort of divergent opinion and get name called. Way to uphold the level of childishness that so characterizes AppleInsider as the World Net Daily of tech news.

 

Most of your post is just fear-mongering. The malware "threat" on Android is mostly hype, and even the security companies themselves are starting to admit this: http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/18/2958198/the-green-scare-android-malware. The UI isn't laggy, at least not on my device. I have no interest in composing music on my phone, so I don't really care about audio latency claims, but there were improvements to this in 4.1 - http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4972857.

 

Btw, regarding jailbreaking, Apple has gone to court several times to try to get it declared illegal. By contrast, Google provides dev's the tools they need to modify Nexus phones, and encourages OEM partners to do the same. And on Android, I don't have to jailbreak my phone to change what browser or map app I want to use. I'm not lying about anything, I just have different priorities than you do, and made purchasing decisions based on those priorities.

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