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Before I bought my Android, I heard that Firefox was its default browser. Upon noticing that this is not the case, I had assumed that the Internet browser on the Android was Google Chrome, but I just installed that today. Was Firefox ever the Android's default browser, and what is it now?

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No it was never the default browser. –  roxan Mar 26 '13 at 2:39
    
What's the current default browser? Feel free to post an answer so that I can best answer it. –  NobleUplift Mar 26 '13 at 3:32
    
I love when people -1 without a comment. –  NobleUplift Feb 8 at 22:54
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Firefox was never the default Android browser. The actual default browser is based on the open-source WebKit engine, which also powers the Safari browser on desktops, laptops and Apple's iOS-based mobile devices.

In the other hand, Chrome is based in Chromium and offers more options and performance than the stock browser.

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You can read this similar post and here for some more information about the webkit choice by Android. –  Grevling Mar 26 '13 at 12:11
    
Chrome also uses WebKit. –  Matthew Read Mar 26 '13 at 16:24
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