Regarding my tablet, personally, I’m a simple guy. I don’t like bulk. Everything must be organized and I don’t ever have apps I don’t use or absolutely need.
For quite a while now, I’ve rather preferred to stick with the default browser. It gets the job done, right? You tap a website link in the address bar, hit enter, and voila, it shows up. I was happy with that, I got the job done. What else did I need?
Well, little did I (and most people) know that third party browsers actually offer a great deal of advantages. Some of them are really complete, stable and faster than your average stock browser. I highly recommend that you give them a try; you might be surprised. The thing is, most likely one will suit your need more than others. So, here is a short list of the best browsers available for your tablet:
Google Chrome one of the most popular PC web browsers in the world, and with good reason. It is a really fast and reliable browser. If you have a tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher, then it is already pre-loaded as your default browser. If not, be sure to give it a try. It offers features such as Incognito browsing, auto-filling, and omnibox, a unified search/address bar that makes things a lot easier. It doesn’t support flash, though, and that could be a deal-breaker for you.
Dolphin has been around for quite a while now. It is a good browser that also supports tabs for multi-website navigation. New tabs open with a page of links to your favorite sites. One thing that catches ones attention is its gesture support. For example, you can access your bookmarks by swiping the screen to the left, then tap on any of your stored sites. The gesture functionality is also customizable. You can set it so when you scribble any letter on the screen, the browser will do a preset action of your choosing.
Firefox is one of the few browsers that still do not use the tab approach for multi-website browsing. But don’t let that be a let down. The way Firefox manages multiple open pages can be very convenient and might appeal you more than regular tab browsing. Try it out; it’s a personal choice. It also features an option called “Request Desktop Site” where you can choose to only see full websites (as they appear on a computer), that is, if you don’t like the lighter mobile versions.
Opera has also been available for a good amount of years and I feel it has been significantly underrated. It is a great browser, it’s simple, very nice looking and intuitive. It offers features such as “Discover” where you can get recommendations for news, entertainment and other content especially focused on your personal preferences. Another feature is “Speed Dial” which displays your favorite websites and bookmarks as a really nice gallery of images. You can add folders and organize it as you wish. “Off-Road mode” also gets our attention, where you can get lighter versions of website in case you are on a slow connection or need to save on data use. Overall it is really stable and safe. Opera has a solid track record regarding security and data privacy.
In the end, you might be better off using the default browser on your tablet. But I highly recommend that you try some of these, whichever you feel meets your needs. As I previously said, you might be pleasantly surprised.