Taking Android phones into consideration, we can see many options for browsing. Among those, the most used ones are Google Chrome and firefox. Which one is the best? To find this, let us go through both the browsing software.
Firstly, a browser is required for surfing the web. There are plenty of browsers available on Android smartphones. Let us consider Google Chrome first. It works on almost all platforms and it is the best browser till now as it has the most number of user shares.
Now, let us discuss the main characteristics of these browsers and make a comparison between them.
ON GENERAL BROWSING
Taking surfing into consideration, Chrome is one of the best browsers. The performance of Google Chrome has been increasing and it is modified during specific intervals. At first, you have to add your Google account to browse through it. One can use more than one google account in a single browser. It is very simple to switch from one account to other.
CONSIDERING PRIVACY, BOOKMARK & HISTORY
One of the major characteristics of Google Chrome is its privacy. Safe search and tracking protection belong to the privacy features of Google Chrome. Sometimes it may not be working in some cases.
To get your google history and bookmarks, all you have to do is to just click the three dots on your window at the top left corner and select history or bookmarks. If you are using Chrome on your PC, you have to sync your account with your android browser to get your bookmarks and history in both the devices.
Another feature of Google Chrome is that it saves data. Using the data saving feature, one can easily reduce the amount of data used. If you want a report on how much data have been saved, google also provides it in its browser. Chrome is very fast in browsing when compared to Firefox. The user also gets extra features such as weather information, calculator, currency, etc.
ANALYSING FIREFOX BROWSING
Firefox is not much popular as Google Chrome but yet it has some of the greatest features when compared to Google Chrome and other browsing software.
What makes firefox popular?
The answer to this question is just simple. It is the UI design of firefox which looks modern. It makes the user’s feel that it is more responsive than Chrome.
One can also use their Google account in Firefox but the impact is that it doesn’t provide great functions as provided by Google Chrome.
In the case of privacy, Firefox is the best choice for users. It doesn’t have the option of collecting data from the users when they change their privacy settings.
Another feature is the tracking protection offered by Firefox as Google Chrome does. In Firefox you can enable or disable it at any time and it also restricts all the ads. Whenever you exit the browser, you will find an option to clear history.
Firefox doesn’t have much apps or services compared to Chrome. There are widgets like calculator and weather but the results may be different when compared with the Google Chrome results.
In conclusion, both Chrome and Firefox are the best browsers and both have advantages as well as some disadvantages. In short, Google Chrome is the most used browser but it lacks privacy. But it can be used for surfing and it provides much more functionalities than Firefox.
Written By Sooraj Saji | Edited and Published by Joshna Sharon Johnson