Android browser now open source, hopefully to be better soon

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Android’s browser has always been a little farther behind iOS’s, in my opinion. And sure, there are plenty of free (and paid) alternatives, but the stock browser should always be the best, in case the developer of your favorite one goes under or decides to stop supporting it.

Apparently, Google realized this, and has now open-sourced its browser. It will now be based on the same code as Google’s desktop web browser, Chrome. This should make it easier for web programmers and website designers to make their websites more compatible with the OS, and make browsing more enjoyable to the end user.

I know I am very excited for this to be happening. If I have an Android device and my iPhone, I always find myself using Safari over the Android browser. It’s just more compatible with the websites I browse on a daily basis and it looks nicer, too.

What do you think of Android’s browser? Do you use a different one?

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