Browser Fun: Check out these Chrome Experiments in the BlackBerry 10 browser

By Bla1ze on 18 Jun 2013 10:22 pm EDT
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If there was one single thing that I had to say was vastly improved from previous generation BlackBerry smartphones it's certainly the browser. The BlackBerry 10 browser is awesome for everyday usage and for some, it's the best 'app' on a BlackBerry 10 device period. That's not to say it's perfect but it works amazingly well and I don't really have any huge problems with it.

If you're looking to test the browser out for yourself and have a bit of fun, then you should check out the Google Chrome Experiments website. Never heard of it? Well, it's a website set up by Google to, in a way, push browser limits and showcase what is possible or as they put it:

Chrome Experiments is a showcase for creative web experiments, the vast majority of which are built with the latest open technologies, including HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL. All of them were made and submitted by talented artists and programmers from around the world.

The cool part is that there is some games and demos on there that work on the BlackBerry 10 browser thanks to its support for all of the above mentioned coding. Personally, I've become quite fond of playing Run Pixie Run which is sort of like Jet Pack Joyride only it's been built on Pixi.js. Go ahead and check the experiments out, some of them are really cool and show off the BlackBerry 10 browser capabilities quite well.  

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Browser Fun: Check out these Chrome Experiments in the BlackBerry 10 browser

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Considering that currently bb10 browsers have the highest score in html5 testing and are one of only 2 browsers to pass ring2 in ringmark testing. I'd say BlackBerry browser rocks. :)

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Still needs active text recognition or whatever it's called. If a phone number is displayed you should be able to click on it and automatically dial. Can't believe this functionality was lost since os6

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Correct me if I am wrong, but we have Apple to thank for that. I remember reading a couple of years back that they patented that feature even though BlackBerry most likely had it before Apple had it on the iPhone.

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It is back in 10.1. I think that there are some situations where it doesn't work though.

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Aside from some lagging in the app menus. Only problems I've come accross have been the odd mobile site causing problems, entering text fields and suff. Which a switch to desktop mode fixes.

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The main problem I continue to encounter is the zoom/scroll in Google maps. Otther than that, it's good!

The browser is great at loading and rendering Web pages but it doesn't recognize some mobile sites like android and iPhone browser do.
But the big faux pas is that u can't organize your saved bookmarks. every other browser in the world let's u organize your bookmarks the way and the order u want but not BlackBerry 10!!! BlackBerry even jungles the order of your book marks every time u go back to the list. No rhyme or reason.
I phone even gives u a folder called reading list to save Web pages to read later.
So yes. The BlackBerry browser is hugely improved but please let us organize our book marks and saved pages in the order we like.

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Harness the convenience of the Remember app. Share a Web page to Remember, where you can put them in a custom folder called Reading List, or Bookmarks, or Pink Elephants if you please.

This is how you CB10, son!

I save my bookmarks in a folder on my main screen. Works like a charm and probably more convenient

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Cool post!

Posted via CB10 from my Q10 or my Z10, either way it's golden. BlackBerry makes the best computers I've ever used!

Someone contact the dev and make him package it for bb10 as a webworks app...

Instant BlackBerry World hit if you ask me i got 9000 :P

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Love the new browser seems to work almost everywhere but lately I've been getting you don't have the required version of flash to view this page on a lot of sites.

Also maybe someone can help me out with this but I cannot play videos on treehousetv.com (it would help with the kids) I get an error message. Their app for PlayBook stopped working too. Am j the only one?

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Imagine my joy when i not only told a coworker about a certain graphics heavy website but was able to show him... quietly sliding his iphone5 into his pocket. The browser is amazing and so so close to matching a desktop experience. Can't wait to see what's next!

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The BlackBerry browser is not the one responsible for recognizing mobile sites. That's something that occurs at the website side. The coding of the site should recognize that the client connected is a mobile blackberry and redirect it to the mobile version of the site.

I can understand some sites had no coding for this, because this was a new device, but that is changing. Almost all sites I visit frequently now detect my Z10 browser correctly and redirect me to the mobile version.

This is the best browser ever, not to say the best device I have had.

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This was actually fun! Browser on BB10 packs some power.

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Yeah. The browser has been great. All except for the last two days where it hasn't been working. This is twice now that this has happened. Thanks to Daniel in the forums for providing a fix. It's bloody well annoying.

Yes matches the desktop experience ... imagine an entire website on your screen. It is like looking at New York from outer space.