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Your Android tablet comes pre-installed with a browser that, for most, is a clean and efficient way to access webpages. It certainly does the job well, but there are many instances when you might need something else, maybe more speed or options, so you’ll be looking into alternatives. There’s a variety of both first and third-party Android browser, including the well-received Chrome for Android.

In this roundup, we’ll take a look at a handful of the tablet-optimised browsers available for you on the Google Play store.


Finally, Mozilla Firefox lovers who also have an Android phone can rejoice — Firefox Mobile is here with a full version of your favorite browser. The stock browser for Android is not bad, but, then again, the stock browser for Windows is not that bad either, yet most of us have moved on. There are alternatives for Android but many of us have been anticipating a full version of Firefox for some time, as it is one of the best browsers for the PC.

Let’s take a look at the features and performance of the newest Android browser to see if it is a download-worthy app for you.

Android’s built-in browser is cool, but it’s not awesome; there’s plenty of room for improvement. Opera aims to block that gaping hole with a much clearer, more attractive user interface.

Opera Mini (a lightweight version of Opera’s Android browser) is one of several alternative browsers available on the Marketplace and integrates a number of tactics not normally found in the built-in browser. For example, Opera uses server compression technologies to minimize both load times and data usage. It’s my Android browser of choice, so let’s get tapping! (more…)