Archive for February, 2011
There are several options for browsing the web on the LG900g. Good news because the stock web browser is somewhat limited for anything other than casual browsing. If you want a richer web experience then checkout the browsers below. They can be downloaded from getjar.com.
1. Opera Mini
Opera mini is great because it has the ability to render pages in both mobile mode and full html mode. In full html mode, it gives you the ability to zoom into sections of the site for easy navigation. Despite the great graphics, it’s pretty lightweight and quick. Sites load quickly, text is easy to read and images look great.
In short, Opera Mini is the best browser for the LG900g. The only downside to Opera Mini is the warning message when you first load a site. It can get a little annoying at times but it’s actually a great security feature as you know exactly phone the browser connects thus preventing malicious connections without your knowledge.
2. Bolt Browser
The Bolt Browser is another full html browser similar to Opera Mini. The interface is not as clean as Opera mini but pages render quite nicely. This is another superior choice to the standard browser.
If it wasn’t for the ugly menu interfaces, this browser would be superior to Opera Mini. Computer like performance makes this a very attractive browser. Because of the ugly interface, we put this browser second though it is actually better, in our opinion, to Opera Mini.
3. UC Browser
The UC browser is a mobile browser with a very pretty interface that does not support full HTML. There are also a few things that are fishy about this browser which makes us think it should be avoided. Aside from that, pages do not render anywhere near as good as Opera Mini and Bolt Browser.
The only plus to this browser is the very attractive interface. Aside from that, this browser actually does not perform as well as the standard browser. It also has some pretty fishy things going on. For one, the Google page does not load in English which makes us think it’s working through some sort of proxy. Another thing is that pages take forever to load, yet another reason to think there is a proxy behind it.
Use this browser at your own discretion. Give it a try if you must just to check it out for yourself but we don’t see a good reason why it would be better than Opera or Bolt. We would recommend the standard browser above this one.
It’s always nice to get a good look at a phone before you buy it. Here is an excellent 3d video of the LG900g. As you can see, it is a nice looking little phone and the price certainly is right. Note that the the software on the phone in the video is not the same as the Straight Talk / Net10 software so the phone you get from them will not have the Mac style floating icons though that could be just a nice wallpaper. Anyhow, other than that, the video depicts the phone very nicely and shows exactly what the phone looks like.
A very nice “try” before you buy Straight Talk/Net10 video indeed!