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QW.
28-02-2013, 09:59 PM
Is there any other browsers besides Safari that are any good for the Ipad?

plod
28-02-2013, 10:07 PM
I use chrome.

QW.
28-02-2013, 10:09 PM
I use chrome.

Quicker than Safari?

plod
28-02-2013, 10:15 PM
To be honest I don't notice the difference. I use a mixture of both.

plod
28-02-2013, 10:16 PM
Previous post was in safari, this one in chrome. Can't see a difference

pcuser42
28-02-2013, 10:31 PM
Isn't Chrome on iOS just Safari with a different skin?

Slankydudl
28-02-2013, 10:35 PM
no it has features that safari doesnt and doesnt have some that safari has. As far as its speed they are roughly the same as the software is not entirely different to safari as it is a tablet.

pcuser42
28-02-2013, 10:45 PM
no it has features that safari doesnt and doesnt have some that safari has. As far as its speed they are roughly the same as the software is not entirely different to safari as it is a tablet.

That's what I meant by a different shell, the rendering engine is still the same. ;)

In fact all iOS browsers are just Safari with a different shell, Apple doesn't like other browsers.

Slankydudl
28-02-2013, 11:43 PM
Yep, apple sure doesn't. I think Firefox has tried to get onto the app store 2 or 3 times now.

CYaBro
01-03-2013, 07:31 AM
I use Chrome.
Not sure if safari can do it but I like chrome as it syncs my bookmarks and logins with all my devices.

plod
01-03-2013, 05:19 PM
That's what I meant by a different shell, the rendering engine is still the same. ;)

In fact all iOS browsers are just Safari with a different shell, Apple doesn't like other browsers.both are WebKit

pcuser42
01-03-2013, 05:21 PM
both are WebKit

Because on iOS, that's all you can use ;)

plod
01-03-2013, 06:33 PM
Because on iOS, that's all you can use ;)thought chrome was WebKit anyway
It appea the that browsers on smart phones and tablets are all based on WebKit. Now I didn't look at WP8, but then again nobody is

Geek4414
01-03-2013, 10:02 PM
Yes, Chrome is just a skin over Safari ...

www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406477,00.asp

One has to wonder why Microsoft got spanked for bundling IE, whilst users still have a choice to install alternative browsers.

This forcing user to use only the Safari Engine should be given the same treatment as MS did??

pcuser42
01-03-2013, 10:28 PM
It appea the that browsers on smart phones and tablets are all based on WebKit. Now I didn't look at WP8

WP8's browser is based on IE10.

ronyville
02-03-2013, 03:36 PM
Is there any other browsers besides Safari that are any good for the Ipad?

If you search for browser in the app store, there are some good ones.

QW.
03-03-2013, 06:36 PM
If you search for browser in the app store, there are some good ones.

Just downloaded a couple of browsers and will see how they go.

nmercer
04-03-2013, 12:28 PM
Just downloaded a couple of browsers and will see how they go.

as others have pointed out, the browsers you can download from the AppStore are all the same, just different skins with a few features thrown in. Chrome will be no faster than Safari, because they must use the same rendering engine, because that is all that Apple will allow to be uploaded into their AppStore

SanChippy
05-03-2013, 05:32 PM
One thing that bugs a lot if people is the fact that you can't change the default browser, and so it opens up links in apps like GMail and stuff straight into Safari. Also, some users like to get Flash and stuff on their iPad, which means that they have to use a myriad of different Browsers. i.e before the OnDemand app was avalible on iOS, my aunt would use Puffin browser to watch the vids, Safari for anything taht automatically opened up in it, Chrome for general usage, and some other thing for god knows what.
I guess they should release a browser that has everything.