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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by MikeatiPadForums, Nov 30, 2010.

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    I'm wondering if I should based on a few concerns:

    What is the browser performance like? Is Opera better?

    Can you play animated gifs?

    How does Skyfire handle flash videos? Is this a good workaround?



    Thanks :)
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    You know, I really haven't found a browser better than iOS Safari. The pages aren't the fastest to load, but once your in, panning, scrolling and zooming is smooth like butter. My girlfriend giggled like a schoolgirl the first time using Safari.

    Animated .GIFs work fine.

    I really have no idea about skyfire. I thought that I would be bothered by the missing Flash, but I don't notice it in reality. The bigger websites, including some 'adult' ones have alternates for iPad, or they have an app.

    I don't miss Punch the Monkey advertisements or LOLKatz videos ;)
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    iOS and safari where build to work together you won't find a smoother browsing experience anywhere. As far as skyfire goes.... It's as good as flash on an android tablet in my opinion but it's sadly lacking polish (not the fault of any device.
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    Thanks for the replies :)
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    The other note on Skyfire - it is getting really mixed reviews right now. Also, there is no iPad or HD version of Skyfire, only the iPhone version that is compatible with iPad, so it stretches to fit the screen, or stays at the iPhone resolution.

    I use Safari for 99.9% of my browsing, and I brows a lot. The only other browser I use is Atomic, and only when I need to force a site to show in Desktop mode, rather than Mobile. Not the iPad's fault, but the programming of the website.
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    Animated gifs?
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    [​IMG] <==== animated gif
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    I'm confused.

    I'm really confused!
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    That is an animated gif.....:D
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    forget skyfire....I use Splashtop Remote. My home connection is way fast, and as long as I have a decent connection at a remote wifi it runs as fast as can be. I can watch videos, chat....I'm actually posting this right now on my home desktop over Splashtop using a bluetooth keyboard.
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    Um I know what a animated gif is, I'm just suprised somebody cares for them or wants them. Most people would want flash or other plugins.

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