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Author Topic: Chrome on Windows Phone  (Read 389 times)

Stoic Joker

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Chrome on Windows Phone
« on: November 28, 2017, 10:59 AM »
We just did an update on our business software and ran into a bit of a glitch. The web section of the software now requires Chrome to access. And a large enough to be a real problem portion of our staff are currently using Windows Phones.

So does there exist any Chrome/Chromium based browsers for the Windows Phone?

Preferably looking for something that someone has tried/knows will work.

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Re: Chrome on Windows Phone
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 05:34 PM »
Never found a different browser for Windows Phone...but surfing on a mobile was never a high priority for me. Then again, I used a Lumia 520 at the time with Windows Phone 8.x.

I don't think there are many people on the forum that still have a Windows Phone or Windows 10 mobile device, so let me add my perhaps unwelcome findings:
- Maxxthon
- UC Browser
- Surfy
- Nokia Xpress
- shiye-browser

- Sleipnir not sure if this will work on MS phones, but at least it is webkit based.

Here is another link with a top 10 browser list for MS phone devices. This list shows Opera as an alternative. That might be your best bet for a Chrome-ish browser.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 05:48 PM by Shades »

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Re: Chrome on Windows Phone
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 06:37 PM »
Preferably looking for something that someone has tried/knows will work.
can't recommend anything.

A search found this:
https://www.quora.co...-on-my-windows-phone
a 2016 recommendation for 'Coc Coc Browser' 'based on Chromium'.

I have/use a Win.8 phone, in the Windows Store I find 'Coc Browser' with 5 ratings :-/

A search for Chrome [in Win phone Store] does find a bunch of browsers, but none of them actually acknowledge Chrome, nor Chromium.
Surfy Browser 4.5 stars - 1646 ratings
UC Browser 4 stars - 5376 ratings
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Re: Chrome on Windows Phone
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 07:27 AM »
Well poo...

I'd already tried most of those the other day, and none of the few remaining options worked either. And this particular web interface - which is trying to AppCache for offline use - is construed as mission critical by our micro management team ... So it looks like a forced jump to Android phones to get to the straight Chrome (spyware) browser.

Thanks for checking.

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Re: Chrome on Windows Phone
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 09:41 AM »
Found two links intended for developers that enable the use of AppCache (HTML5) on Windows 10 mobile. Maybe these can help getting that to work Win 10 mobile and Edge/IE version for those devices,
https://docs.microso...ty/application-cache
https://blogs.msdn.m...cache-and-indexeddb/
 
According to this link AppCache is deprecated from HTML5 standards:
https://developer.mo...he_application_cache  (it also states what you should be using for similar functionality, not that that is of any help with getting your thing done on Windows phones)