Android browsersEditor: Russell Holly
It's by far the most important app for most smartphone users, and on tablets can be the difference between a media consumption device and something for productivity. Web browsers are simultaneously a big deal and something most of us don't think too hard about. You pick one that works for you — or use whatever came with your phone or tablet — and use it until it doesn't work for you anymore.
As Android has grown smarter and more capable, browsers have become more and more important — growing from simple apps to elaborate platforms that sync your currently open pages across multiple devices and help you login to the dozens of sites you have different login credentials for. There's a split in focus between being as desktop-like as possible and being as data-conscious as possible, with so many different features across the different options that are specifically focused on delivering the best mobile and multitasking experience. The trick is figuring out which browser and what features are most important to you, and whether or not it's worth making the switch to something else.
That's where we come in. This page is anything and everything web browser related. If you want to know whether or not there's something out there better than the browser that came with your phone, or why you would bother leaving Google Chrome for something else, we're going to do our best to give you everything you need to make that decision. All you need to do is read!