The Best Browser For Android 4.0 ICS Devices
Making the move to Android’s newest OS, Android 4.0, better known as Ice Cream Sandwhich has its many benefits. Today well focus on what kind of change you can see with a new browser. Sure there are tons of great browsers out there and coming from a person who has a folder with 5 browsers in it, trust me when I say I have found the best one.
“ICS Browser +” is the app’s name and for what its worth the name makes sense. Market Link
History of the Apps Origins:
You see most ICS custom ROMS come with a stock ICS browser with a cool feature which is a popup bar when you place your finger along the edges of your screen. If you are lost already its okay, but knowing where apps were inspired from are important for proper acknowledgment. These custom ROMS I spoke of before are essentially custom tailored Android 4.0.x OSs that combine the best of what the community has developed together.
I will keep this short and sweet as all browsers really do the same thing, which is to load web pages. What is different amongst them all is how you go about doing it and the efficiency of the process.
The core feature of this browser is the Quick control popup menu which is activated by placing your finger along the left or right sides of the browser window. The ‘trigger zone’ can be adjusted to be made smaller or larger as well as the size of the quick controls. The ring itself can have a maximum of 3 levels with seemingly infinite amounts of buttons on each row. Your choices are limited to the apps set controls but its quite the list and adds a lot of value to the browser.
Once customized your layout may look something like this:
As you can see can see there are many options to choose from and there are some I had never even thought of, like the Day/Night mode. This essentially inverts colors to darker tones for easy reading at night.
The app also includes many features such as setting the default user agent, auto text re-flow after pinch to zoom, volume key scrolling, gestures and a promise from the developer for more functions to be added in the future. Compared to other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin, and stock, this has become my default. I have heard of Chromes new updates recently and I may start giving it a chance but for the most part it has been problem after problem with missing functionality that can’t be overlooked.