When comparing Chrome vs Firefox, the Slant community recommends Firefox for most people. In the question“What are the best Android web browsers?” Firefox is ranked 1st while Chrome is ranked 2nd. The most important reason people chose Firefox is:
Firefox is available as a free download. All Mozilla software is licensed under the Mozilla Public License. Instructions on how to obtain the source code can be found [here](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Developer_guide/Source_Code/Downloading_Source_Archives).
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Pro Syncs with desktop browser
Chrome for Android will sync bookmarks, passwords, history, and open tabs from your desktop.
Pro Supports the latest web standards
Chrome for Android supports HTML5, CSS3, and many APIs.
Pro Backed by Google
Like Android, Chrome is a Google product, which means the two technologies can be expected to grow together and remain compatible.
Pro Very user friendly UI
Pro I don't think there is any competition for chrome on android.
Some says firefox, actually firefox is completely numb and buggy. Opera, firefox, uc browser this all are very much slower in front of chrome. O.K one and only faster browser than chrome is Puffin, but this one is very sticky and ugly user inerface.
Pro Free, open source and community driven
Firefox is available as a free download. All Mozilla software is licensed under the Mozilla Public License. Instructions on how to obtain the source code can be found here.
Pro Functionality can be extended with add-ons
By far the best browser if not using an adblocking app like AdAway or Adguard. Adblocking, Privacy, Themes/Stylish, etc. Add-ons make Firefox the best total package mobile browser... You may even forget you're using a mobile browser.
Pro Built-in reading mode
Reading mode allows removing everything on a page but the text. It removes ads, styling and anything else that could get in the way of a comfortable reading experience.
Pro HTML5, mobile video support
Firefox for Android supports HTML5, and with support for multiple video formats, you can watch videos right in the browser.
Pro Ethical and pragmatic company mission
The Mozilla Manifesto outlines the company's mission and principles. Paraphrasing, they want the Internet to be a free and open resource, and to enable individuals to get the best use of that resource. They do this by creating open source software to which anyone may contribute, so long as such contributions fit with their principles (both ethical and technical).
Pro Sync with desktop browser
Keep track of all your bookmarks, passwords, open tabs, and history on the go.
Pro Great efficient and intuitive UI
The scrolling and response is generally faster than Chrome on my Android devices.
Pro Send to device feature
You can send a tab to your mobile or another device, or vice versa.
Pro Built-in ad blocker
Con Allows Google to track essentially everything you visit with your browser
Chrome sends usage data to Google.
Con More resource hungry
Con Chrome favors Google's products and tries to satiate Google's data appetite, what hurts the user experience
Con Slightly heavier than other options
Chrome uses more system resources than most other browsers, which means it will run slower especially on lower end hardware.
Con Lacks ad-blocking features
Chrome mobile does not support ad-blocking features unlike the Chrome desktop app.
Con Excessive permissions
The permissions required are excessive and intrusive (including record audio) - a few browsers require this, but there are several available that don't
Con SSL Nanny
It is nice that Chrome is strict about SSL warnings, but it would be nice to have an option to connect anyway without needing a secondary browser.
Con Lacks a download manager
Unlike most competitors, Chrome has no built-in download manager.
Con Slightly slower
Might be a bit slower than Chromium-based browsers on newer devices.
Con Can't play flash videos
Due to security concerns, Firefox does not include Flash support by default.
Con Reading mode removes some images and videos
Reading mode removes non-textual elements that are not part of the article, but it retains images and videos that are part of the feed node (rss).