xScope Browser Pro Review: Big on features, light on its feet [WIN A NEXUS 7]

When it comes to browsers for Android, it seems we consistently get two main options: lightweight, low-featured implementations for quick browsing and more robust offerings full of tricks but coming with some added bulk. But striking a line between the two is xScope Pro, a browser that aims to “redefine” surfing the web on a mobile device. xScope manages to feel quick and light despite a range of enhanced features from a wide range of input gestures to more experimental elements like a “Darken” mode designed to save battery by converting bright whites to cooler blacks, theoretically reducing the power drain of your phone’s display.

But the main draw is gestures, many of which make browsing using only one hand a total breeze in xScope. The most-touted gesture is a new method of zoom called pin-to-zoom. Double tap your thumb or finger anywhere on the page and, without lifting it, drag up or down to zoom in and out. Double-tap and swipe left to right to switch tabs. There are some limitations in this, as you can’t manipulate the focus of your zoom as you go and, if you are viewing a particularly crowded page, hitting a link can sometimes interrupt the gesture.

But the pin functions aren’t the only finger gestures supported. Swiping left to right without double-tapping seamlessly navigates forward and backward through a tab’s history, pulling down on a tab with two fingers will close it, and you get a standard double-tap zoom and pinch-to-zoom. The pinch-to-zoom isn’t great here, mostly because it can get confused for the two-finger tab close in some instances, especially when closing a tab was the last thing you wanted to do. Luckily gesture input is customizable, so you can eliminate certain functions if you want.

And if you do decide to do away with a few gestures, xScope still offers plenty. Ad blocking, Flash support, the aforementioned “Darken” mode, incognito mode, and a built-in file browser. You don’t get that in any old Android browser.

Is xScope perfect? Hardly, and its fair to say it lacks a degree of polish found in some other browser, but it’s headed in the right direction. At this point, I wouldn’t turn to xScope as my main browser (but I am a bit of a minimalist in the sense). For those looking for the perfect marriage between speed and slickness and plenty of features and a good degree of customizability, then xScope is definitely worth checking out at only $2.99 in the Google Play Store.

Thanks everyone for entering to win a Nexus 7, we have selected a winner and entries are now closed.

What’s that? You need a nice new Android tablet to get the full xScope experience? One of you is going to get one. The maker of the app, Gary Sui, is giving away a Nexus 7 to one lucky reader to comment on this review. Only your first reply counts. After 24 hours, the winner will be selected randomly. At that point we will get you in touch with Gary to claim your prize. Pretty simple, right? So go ahead and leave your comment then head over to Google Play to check out xScope for yourself.

Google Play Download Link: xScope Browser Pro

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  • setspeed

    Pick me, pick me!

  • 84guy


  • billku

    Love xscope!

  • coloneldebugger

    Having a good browser which can accept add ons/extensions would be a major step forward for Android.

  • http://twitter.com/kent_hua Kent H

    it’s always nice to see improvement in browser usability. gestures helps improve the browsing experience.

  • http://twitter.com/quahog_convo quahog_convo

    Paying for a browser is a tough sell, but the Darkened option for pages sounds awesome.

  • NickTenney

    Seems like an interesting browser. I like the idea of a darkening mode.

  • Havoc70

    I use Xscope for my browser on my Galaxy Nexus off and on and i have to say it works well. I Could use a Nexus 7 though.. =)

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    xScope is actually quite nice, though I will wait as well before it becomes my browser of choice. Stock browser for now works best for me.

  • Jason Walker

    I’ve used this browser forever and love it

  • http://borntohike.net Chad Killingsworth

    Any Android browser is going to have to compete against Chrome – which is a tall order when you consider the desktop integration / sync features.

    • zachjen

      I like chrome and all but until websites quit using flash on websites I need a browser that supports flash. I am glad Xscope supports flash and the darken mode is great at night. Easy on the eyes.

  • Garrett OBrien

    I’m all for choices, especially in browsers, however, with all the very good free browsers available, I would hesitate to pay $2.99 for the xScope browser. It doesn’t seem to have a “lite” version (I may be wrong about this), so I couldn’t even try it out if I wanted to do a test drive. It may be a great browser, but I would rather have the built-in one or Chrome as my browser of choice on my Galaxy S3.

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    • enomele

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  • Draxlith

    I was actually just looking into ditching Dolphin as my second browser due to all the extra features I don’t need, this seem worth a look, and I am sure it would look even better on a Nexus 7

  • nwd1911

    Have not used this browser previously, look forward to trying it out.

  • jlaroche13

    I would love to try Xscope on a new tablet

  • Jon

    I appreciate this review, its definitely helpful. I would really like to win that nexus 7 too!

  • donovan shore

    I will give it a try. Another browser I recommend is OverSkreen for tablets. Also hope I get picked for the tablet win. Ordered online then decided to go pick one up from Gamestop and got a speeding ticket instead. The speeding ticket doesn’t have as many apps as the Nexus 7 but I am trying to have as much fun with it as I can, since it was $320.

  • http://twitter.com/rkcummings19 Ryan Carson

    i want a nexus 7

  • Fugu

    Darken mode.. hmm.. that’s actually an interesting feature. I use a program called FLUX on my laptops to adjust the white balance to more sepia as dusk hits so that I’m not staring at a blue white screen. Similarly I switch my ereaders to sepia to just for the ease on the eyes.

    Great feature idea

  • dp917

    This browser is awesome, love the toggles and blacked out theme

  • dharr18

    I used this browser in the past, I may have to reinstall…or just install it on the Nexus 7 that will be sent to me. Does it come preinstalled for the Nexus 7 winner?

  • pinocytosis

    any chance for a nexus 7 is a good chance :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.foose.7 Brandon Foose

    Sounds like it’s worth a test drive. A nice new set of wheels would certainly make for a nice ride.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003291298819 Bryan Rondeau

    xScope was a great browser replacement on my Droid 1 back in the Android 2.2 days. I’d love to give it a shot on a new Nexus 7.

  • http://twitter.com/mrhomiec Chris

    i’m always up for testing new browsers. especially as a web developer.

  • gchahinian

    Woo hoo!!! n7 for me pleaseeeeeeee

  • Alonzo Davalos


  • Olu Areke

    Great browser and awesome review as allways

  • http://twitter.com/dperk Dave Perkins

    Darken mode? AWESOME! I’m always looking for apps that have that feature! The ones that don’t? Well, they bother me… I’m looking at you, Facebook and Twitter official apps…

  • Leif Odegard


  • 4A4B59

    I’ll take that Nexus 7 please.

  • Sam Keaser

    I love Mass Effect and I love Android; seeing as how the N7 mixes the two together (at least in name) I think it makes sense to hook me up with one ;]

  • PicoDeGiao

    I am constantly switching between Chrome, Dolphin, Firefox. Hopefully this one will make me stick to one. Great review.

  • BradleyGogats

    I have tried x Scope in the past and it looks like I’m going to have to give it another shot

  • http://www.worh.org/ruraltech/ John Eich

    Might be worth a try, though I do love Dolphin. Nice place to try it would be, say…a Nexus 7? :)

  • Lythandra

    A major item I would love to see is to be able to sync with my bookmarks from my Google Account. I have no idea if that is possible or not. Otherwise, it looks good.

  • bsinc1962

    I’ve used Xscope in the past, I’ll have to give it another try.

  • Randy

    Most intriguing

  • Dwayne Smith

    I already own one but you can never have too many.

  • Daniel Rosseau

    I love all the innovations in the browser market….it is getting crazy both on computers and of course on our mobile devices!

  • Jun Lem Wang

    Do we get a consolation prize? Like, xScope given away for free for anyone who commented? :D

  • Modman

    After recently losing my job and getting a new one money is tight. Can I Pleasssse have a Nexus 7? Stock browser works best for me followed by dolphin mini.

  • http://twitter.com/collitchboy Matt

    Looking forward to this one!

  • MarcusDW

    I love my Nexus 7.

  • franek ratulowski

    this browser looks promising i think i give it a try

  • Joel McClatchey

    I Like the attempt to balance both features and size. My aging mytouch 3g slide is incompatible, but I sure would be down for trying this out once I upgrade devices. In all honesty I wish more developers tried to get both sides of the coin in, especially with more and more phones without expandable memory.

  • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

    I tried xscope a while back…may need to revisit it.

  • BJ Beier

    Awesome apps and free stuff, always a good combination!

  • BikerBob1789

    Darken mode and incognito – my two favorite features.

  • Matthew Hoffman

    Looks very nice. I’ve been wanting to play with the Nexus 7.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derrick-Bailey/682228532 Derrick Bailey

    I will have to check this app out, sounds useful…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sopranogurl Sarah Garrity

    Please, please, please pick me! I am in love with the Nexus 7!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ReverendYo Matthew Rose

    I’ve had it since when it was the FAOD on amazon, and liked it enough to buy it on the play store a month or so later. I have to say though since adopting chrome I haven’t fired it up on any of my devices… that being said still worth the 3 bucks way back when

  • Marcello Ciaramitaro

    looks cool, i’m gonna check it out.

  • CryptoNoel

    i’ve been seriously considering buying a Nexus 7 because my little sister wants an iPad -,-

  • Modman

    This browser is nice but it lags like most browsers other than stock

  • Ph4nthomWraith

    I’ll definitely try this browser. I’ve been using Chrome for a while, and I do like it, there are definite bugs within it to make me greatly annoyed with it as well.

  • Mark Fenn

    I always have one or two browsers available (I’m a web developer) so another in the toolbox is nice.

  • Wolf Bogacz

    Like Draxlith, I too, am looking to ditch Dolphin because of its bloated nature. Sometimes nimble is the way to go. I’ll certainly look into this browser. Thanks for the review, as I had never heard of it.

  • http://twitter.com/DouHan Doug Hanna

    Looks like it has some great features, hope to try soon.

  • Carlos Guzman

    looks interesting, will be happy to try it on the nexus 7 xD

  • Daniel Söderström

    Would prefer to try out xScope on the Nexus 7.

  • KennethPerschke

    My wife has been enjoying my Nexus 7 a little too much – she needs one of her own :)

  • feres13


  • hldc1

    Big fan of xScope. Been using it ever since I got my Nexus One. Since then, I used it on a T-Mobile myTouch 4G, Asus OG Transformer, Galaxy Nexus (Verizon), and Asus Infinity Pad. Love it!

  • http://twitter.com/tr_slate Travis Slate

    i want a n7 with xscope

  • Caleb Cole

    A very interesting review, if wanting of detail.

  • tomaSconnie

    think i had an xscope for my sega……o_O

  • Troy Sing

    I like the one handed gestures. The pin (double-tap) pre-gesture was a great idea. I really think that Dolphin has a good bookmarks function because it allows quick one handed access to your bookmarks. I hope that xScope keeps evolving. Love it!

  • AJA0

    I will use XScope as my default browser on my phone and (then) my Nexus 7 if I win it!

  • Ryan McFadden

    I’ll have to check this out, looks good!

  • http://www.facebook.com/darrell.hough Darrell Hough

    Sold my playbook. Would love to test out this browser on an N7

  • Stewart

    Sounds like a good browser, wonder how it stacks up with chrome though. P. S. Nexus 7 rocks and i want one :)

  • ksizz25

    I’ll gladly make xScope pro my go to browser if given a shiny new Nexus 7!! I’m typically also somewhat minimal when it comes to browsers on my phone as I usually stick to stock.

  • Eric Strader

    Great Review, please enter me in for the Nexus 7 drawing.

  • James Sloan

    I’d love to see what that browser can really do on an awesome tablet like that!!

  • Jared Stigler

    Looks great, would love to try it out on a nexus!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AGx07 Chris Brown-Demoreno

    xScope was one of my favorite browsers back when I had a G1. The stock browser was very sluggish. When I first found xScope people I knew compared it to Chrome (for Windows). It had a very simplistic UI despite the fact that the browser had a lot of features. I’m glad to see it back in the spotlight. I’m going to give it a try on my MT4G and see if it can replace Chrome (which is very buggy on the JB ROM I’m on). If it’s as good as it used to be, the “Darken” mode is a seller. If nothing else, it makes some pages look better overall (look at CNN up there lol).

  • bitflung

    looks good – might be the first browser to get me to switch from chrome…

  • MooseCat

    Could be interesting to check out.

  • Ben Martin

    I’d rather enjoy winning a Nexus 7.

  • beroche

    Judging from the review, xScope seems to be on the right path. I may have to give it a shot over my current broswer, Dolphin. If it can hold up both the features and minimal nature then hello XScope.

  • Deltatko

    Nexus 7? More like Nexus 8 or sumthin tss tss tss

  • Hoi Chung

    xScope on Nexus 7 will be nice

  • http://twitter.com/tootrue_semaj Semaj The Best

    Start school on Monday and would love to take a shiny new Nexus 7 with me :)

  • Peter Elliot

    Love xScope on my phone.I’ll need to try it on a tablet…

  • Jason Blasiman

    Looks like a nice little browser! Now give me a Nexus 7! :)

  • Matthew Lee

    Can’t wait to try it on my new Nexus 7 right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27500065 Howard Fan

    Sounds like a lot of awesome features!

  • Nathan Cheung

    Darkened feature is something certainly worth noting. Spending money on a browser isn’t typically something you imagine doing, but when you think about how much time you are using the browser, you quickly realize that it’s worth the cash.

  • slsf617

    I’m liking that darkened mode which I think would look amazing on my galaxy s 3

  • Derek Schmidt

    looks pretty sweet

  • patapongirl

    Pick me! :D

  • terfdaq

    Nexus 7!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Chittenden/1536851963 Jason Chittenden


  • Pistachio

    I have been wanting a Nexus 7, but cash has been pretty tight as of late. I would be more than happy to buy the app as well. Just gotta wait until Play gift cards are released! :)

  • Phil_333

    Would love a Nexus 7 with xScope. Big fan of gestures!

  • jmontalb

    xScope is the best!

  • reiththestud

    Welp, nothing like a good hook to get the comments going.

  • gmaninvan

    Oh yes please! I have been wanting one of these for work! I take a lot of notes in meetings and this + swype is a match made in heaven.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlmightyAdam Adam Dave Collins

    Looks pretty good! I’m getting bored of Chrome crashing for no reason…

  • Serus

    Looks interesting. Too bad my Xoom died a few weeks ago. I’ll have to check it out on my phone. Forward / Back gestures should help the mobile experience a lot!

  • http://profiles.google.com/grremlin Konstantin Vishnevsky

    Will give this one a try. Dolphin was kinda disappointing, even if they claimed it’s the fastest. Hoping the xScope will have me convinced.

  • perhac88

    Whats that a nexus 7 give a way? ill take one please

  • Frank Byers

    I’m definitely giving xScope a try, looks like it has some great features!

  • Carlos Martinez

    I want the nexus seven in order to finish my graphics novel.

  • robingupta

    Nice shot for a browser,just like Nexus 7 is a good shot at tablets.

  • Matt Tanksley

    Looks kewl

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571464516 Alexon Enfiedjian

    hello! pick me please!

  • BoomerJMoore

    I’ve used xscope in the past before but may go back just to try the darkened mode. A prolonged battery life is a must!

  • Mike Judge

    pick me please, it will be my first nexus device if i win

  • Perplexicles

    Here’s my comment. Now where’s my Nexus?

  • RussellSchmidt

    Browsers are fun, Nexii 7 are funner.

  • geeboi88

    I agree, I need that Nexus 7 to really test this out

  • Jaymoon

    Was ready to purchase, but then remembered, I’ve already bought xScope before! It’s been a while, but it looks like some much need interface improvements have been made, and now that I’m on a screaming fast phone compared to others in the past, let’s see what kind of speed improvements have been made too!

  • Adam

    xScope isn’t my main browser, but it’s a solid backup for me.

  • TimTheK

    If I win the Nexus 7 I promise I’ll buy xscope!

  • Kelly Anderson

    Tab me, I really like the darken.

  • takabanana

    Would love to see a performance comparison between Chrome, Dolphin, and xScope

  • bmg314

    Im going to give this one a try…haven’t up till now, but it looks like it’s heading in the right direction, and it’s reasonably priced…plus a chance to win a Nexus 7? Icing, baby!

  • Big_EZ

    This is a good browser, I’m suprised I don’t see it listed more often when people talk about best/favorite apps.

  • xriderx66

    I’ve had the app itself for a few days now. I was hesitant to try it out because my stock browser on JB and Dolphin Browser provide everything I need, but I was incredibly surprised by it.
    It is SMOOTH, and the darken feature is just… heavenly for people like me who like to read at night without disturbing the lady next to me :P
    Good app – Definitely keeping it.

  • http://twitter.com/cupfulloflol Jacob

    This seems like a nice browser, I am going to give it a shot soon. The toggles seem like a cool idea. Would love for the chance to try this on an N7.

  • Jaymoon

    Supports Flash! Now all I need is LastPass integration somehow and Dolphin will be uninstalled!

  • ChristopherWrinn

    Chrome killer? Does it fair well on older phones stuck on Gingerbread? Anyone know?

  • gingdude

    I’m your huckleberry

  • james ortiz

    I love the gestures feature, makes it so easy to navigate

  • http://twitter.com/mtitus66 Mike Titus

    I like that it is blackened, but also like my browser that is synced across all devices.

  • http://twitter.com/ras209 Rafael Schopp

    Xscope is cool and with a nexus tablet it would be cooler.

  • PB and J

    Nexus 7: a fine way to experience the new xScope.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cuppm Matt Cupp

    I there a feature matrix somewhere?

  • http://www.facebook.com/stan.bakl Stanislav Baklushinsky

    Actually, it seems rather interesting. I’ll check it out later, probably after a couple of updates.

  • koolkat2

    Ive had xscope for a while but never really given it a shot. I’ll have to try it out.

  • http://twitter.com/myrdoc Jordan Carroll

    “If I win the Nexus 7 I promise I’ll buy xscope!”


  • Keith Craine

    This looks interesting, and I think I’ll have to give it a shot.

  • Caprica_6

    I’d certainly use this. In my heavy raider.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Young/1060650056 Andrew Young

    Can’t wait to try it! Been looking for a new browser for a while now. I like chrome and dolphin, but they seem kind of sluggish still. Love gestures too, sounds great!

  • Eldorath

    I used xScope awhile ago, and I liked it alot (but it had a few issues at the time).. still, I wouldn’t have even known about the ‘Dark Mode’ if I’d not read it here :) Good review, THANKS!

  • faris sardar

    will have to check it out

  • TheScientists

    I promise to gift xScope 7 times, to 7 different friends, on my N7 (if I win).

  • Scott Souder

    I like xscope

  • George

    Nice review. Prolly gonna try this out. Oh, and I’m sorry to all the other commenters. I’m pretty sure I’m going to win. I’m lucky like that.

  • Dave Chlan

    I used xScope a long time ago. A new Nexus 7 would be a great reason to bring it out of retirement! Thanks for a chance to win one!

  • Gregory Smith

    Gonna be honest, I love gestures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuckbort Chuck Bortscheller


  • Chris W

    I would love to win!

  • John Toxworthy

    Interesting features. Time to give a test run.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ski309 Michael Sokalski


  • http://twitter.com/Alankrut Alankrut Patel

    Going to try out this browser when i get home. Seems like it has everything i need. And thanks for the chance at the Nexus 7

  • Louie

    If I win, I promise to use the Nexus 7 tablet like a very humble dude. Thanks for a chance at one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/albertnaranjo Albert Naranjo

    Me want!

  • xzombiex66

    love xscope!!!!

  • Adam McIntosh

    xScope would replace Chrome if I won the Nexus 7

  • http://www.mazdasoeedforums.org Cale DeLeers

    Need a nexus 7 for school but haven’t been able to buy one because of rent!

  • JDHokie

    Random comment to be random winner.

  • http://ryanfarley.com/ Ryan Farley

    Awesome. Can’t wait to try out xscope on the new tablet I’m going to win! :)

  • BenjaminMois

    Great app, simple as that!

  • RozJC

    This browser looks like it could be good. I’ve been looking for a solid browser to use. All the ones I’ve used just don’t seem to cut it.

  • Ian Fong

    hope i win

  • RitishOemraw

    Doubt I’ll ever replace my chrome browser so to be honest I am just replying in hopes of winning the tablet.

  • Fuzzypaw

    I really like the concept of the Darken mode, that is definitely a great idea. I’d love to take it for a spin in style on a new tablet. :)

  • koopawnkode

    I’m always looking for alternatives to the current browser selection. Hope this one fills the spot. Looks good so far! Would be great to have it on a new Nexus 7 as well!!

  • Kevin Voelker

    Just hoping to win a Nexus 7!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696205706 Keenan Wurth

    A Nexus 7 just in time for school!

  • Joe

    Sounds like the perfect browser for my Galaxy Nexus LTE. My current browser drains my battery within 3 hrs and the gestures functions would definitely come in handy!

  • DroidDave

    The android browser market is crowded, but it sounds like xScope is beginning to stand out in the crowd. I’ll have to give it a try.

  • sl249

    Great browser and great tablet. Now I just need both.

  • mikeclee

    I’ve never heard of xScope but that’s what wonderful sites like this are for right? Giving exposure :)

  • jrem

    Nexus 7 looks awesome! So does this browser!

  • https://profiles.google.com/R.D.Faulkner Daniel Faulkner

    Dolphin HD has been my go to browser for ages, but xScope could very well be it’s replacement.

  • MikeCiggy

    Going to download this for my Gnex and play around with the gesture settings. the review pointed out some things that can be confused hopefully I can remedy that by changing the type of gesture needed. Been looking to replace chrome, it’s been getting me angry.

  • rageboardr

    This looks like it could replace my chrome browser. I prefer to use my phone with one hand, whether it is texting or surfing, and the zoom and pan features are definitely something i will try out. Anything to make surfing a little easier. Thanks.

  • Jonathan Yen

    cool i want

  • http://twitter.com/llescaflownell llescaflownell

    wow awesome, Ill give xScope a try, in the meantime, i hope i win!

  • Brandon Cheng

    That darken feature is a big draw for me. Will definitely try it out.

  • veteran29

    I think i will stay with dolphin.

  • billy bob

    what makes this browser better then Chrome or Firefox? I use Chrome for my daily use and Firefox(side loaded with flash) for my flash websites. Can this browser replace both of them?

  • NickRo7

    I have been using xscope for the darkened view and because it supports flash. It runs very well for me and I’ve also recommended it to any friends who have purchased a Nexus 7. Seems to be a great dev, plus who could turn down a chance to win a free Nexus 7. Thank you!

  • nithyanantham p

    pick me so that i can try xscope in new nexus 7

  • erikiksaz

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve used xscope, I’m glad to see they’re still developing their browser.

  • Lokesh s


  • Oldskool76

    nexus baby all the way

  • Anthony Maciel

    Sounds like an interesting browser, definitely give it a shot if I win the tablet :p

  • Mike Wilt

    “Darken” might be the trick that gets me to check it out. I lot of times a browser is like a pen. I don’t want to have to thinking about my pen. I just want it to help me do what I need to do. Making a convincing argument that your “pen” can help you do more/better will get me to give it a shot.

  • Jared Fisher

    I love the battery saving darken feature. Pretty smart and the reason I’m going to be checking this browser out in more detail.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1099508037 Michael Christopher

    Look at all the comments!

    I love seeing this type of response from the Android community.

    Its been a great ride since the G1, and I see this platform maturing more and more each day :)

    I hope whoever get this Tablet really enjoys it! Good luck guys.

  • http://twitter.com/axelcano2 axelcano

    I will try it.Please give me a nexus.

  • http://wyldtek.com/ wyldtek

    Will have to give it a try!

  • ace_r1

    Browser looks impressive, I gotta take a closer look and try it.

  • omeganot

    I’ll buy his app if I win the Nexus 7. =)

  • JustTrollin69

    This browser looks very solid, definitely will give it a shot.

  • Greyhame

    I used to use xScope quite a bit. Looks like I’ll have to give it another shot.

  • Mando R.

    currently using chrome, but the fact that it has issues with Flash, i will consider making the switch. looks nice!

  • Josh Waymire

    Wanting to win a nexus 7!

  • utsav

    cool browser…wish i could have this tablet,my galaxy S broke last week..missing an android device…

  • Jon Wolff

    I think I’ll give this a try. Looks nice.

  • Victor a

    Used this browser for a long time and liked how it was pretty fast and not bloated. Excellent prize btw

  • Gabriel_Walters

    This looks like an amazing browser, it would be even more amazing on a brand new Google Nexus 7, I would show all my friends this browser, I will even if I dont win!

  • xDD90x

    Wouldn’t mind getting a free nexus 7

  • Itchy_Robot

    Nice contest. Pick me =)

  • Ken Bosse

    Having the gestures will be sweat. I hope it works better than the chrome browser. It is laggy, especially on tablets (in my experience)
    New apps are always a win

  • wtpanos

    If I win I will swear all my internet bandwidth by this browser

  • Justin Quang

    I’ve tried xScope way before, but went with Dolphin Mini instead bc it’s lightweight and simple. I’m gonna try xScope again bc of that Darken mode. Why most sites still use white background instead of black or something dark?

  • http://twitter.com/tagrzadz Tim Grzadzinski

    I would love to get my hands on a Nexus 7, and xScope would be one of the first apps i load.

  • L3gend27

    I’ve been using this browser on my gnex since I flashed JB. glad to see they’re giving away an N7 as an added bonus for those who use it already!

  • Michael Landauer

    I’ll buy the app if I win the Nexus 7.

  • Peter Kupcek

    xScope rocks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001157635211 Danny Callahan

    Am I the only one that has known about X Scope for awhile? I remember it being around when I was still using my Hero on sprint…guess I’m giving it another spin.

  • http://twitter.com/travisknight78 Travis Knight

    I use this browser and it’s pretty handy. I would love to see it in action on a new Nexus 7 :)

  • ineptone

    I’m in. And although I can’t promise I’ll try xScope, I’ll try to remember to try it. That’s the best I’ve got.

  • Butters619

    Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been
    handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop
    what you’re doing and listen.

    • HenryLahman

      Will the real slim shady please sit down

    • napes22

      Why don’t you go back to your home on WHORE ISLAND!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yanky.weber.9 Yanky Weber

    very cool !!! ill give it a try..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clarence-K-Liu/1092354318 Clarence K. Liu

    xScope looks like a worthy browser to try. If it can handle flash and performs well on a tablet, I think it is going to be a winner!

  • Spence from KC

    I like the idea of this browser. Though, for the price, Chrome and Dolphin are just as good, but free. ;) I do like the idea of the blackened screen, the gestures, and of course the speed. I have to say, my favorite aspect is one of the gestures: the two-finger-swipe-down to close a tab. That is just great.

    My only issue is the price. It is a little steep for a browser when most of the primaries are free. Perhaps a trial version to check it out and I would have done so.

    Thanks Phandroid.

  • rockosolido

    Pin-to-zoom is pretty cool, and I always appreciate an incognito mode to keep my more…dubious…browsing secret. Ahem.

  • http://twitter.com/RicM21 Rick Martinez

    XScope has been a lifesaver on my friends nexus 7. Now if only I could also have a nexus 7…

  • Josh Flowers

    if i win, i promise the first app i buy with the $25 credit to the PlayStore will be the xscope app.
    no credit? very well then. i’ll earn that app some other way.

  • http://twitter.com/Domeination Robert Goulet

    So many different browsers out there now…I’ll give xScope a try but I’m already having trouble deciding between the new Dolphin HD beta and Chrome. They’re all great so its a nice problem to have.

  • http://twitter.com/TheLarryWei Larry Wei

    xScope was my default on the DX. The pin-to-zoom is genius.

    If only it could sync with my chrome autofill history…

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.capelli Brian Capelli

    i like the ad blocking, might be more worthy than the sync feature in chrome

  • Moosejaw

    I have been using Skyfire for 2 yrs. Time to switch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Grainger/100001148402176 Stephen Grainger

    Sounds like a good browser. I will have to remember to check it out.

  • Whosit24

    I used to use xScope exclusively, I’ll have to give it another shot. Haven’t used a Nexus 7 yet, sounds great!

  • Terence Reynolds

    Pretty neat. Will have to check it out. Would love to use it on a Nexus 7!

  • James Wax


  • Tom Nichols

    I don’t mind sacrificing some speed as long as it works.

  • Rigoberto Cabrera

    Going to try it tonight.

  • Rashadul Alam

    Oh well I worth giving a try!

  • Joey Lujan

    Been using this browser for years, it was the first to implement tabs in a user friendly way. Being able to swipe to change tabs is awesome and love the long-press(click) to open link in a new background tab automatically. Oh and the single finger pinch zoom is great too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JhillITGUY Joshua Hill

    I love the nexus 7 and i finally got to put my hands on it this week end and it felt like i was touching the hand of god. Grant me my wish of the nexus 7 Please or ill Punt a kitten 50 Yards.

  • JoeyKhache

    I need this nexus…I’m using it to conduct surgery on my iPad.

  • Antonio Navarro

    I used xscope to replace dolphin, now it looks even better and if i get a nexus 7 i cant complain about that

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688596687 Loren Wildcard Cogar

    Thanks for the Nexus 7! xScope FTW!

  • oran crow

    Another nexus 7 would be nice

  • Eric Soriano

    Worth a try, the stock browser isn’t very good.

  • Chris_565

    xScore seems pretty good. I’ll give it a try.

  • lionel knight

    winnah winnah chicken dinnah?

  • zoboom

    It’s because of good applications like this that I spend way too much time on the internet, despite not being at my computer. I like it, well done.

  • David Triscari

    I would love a Nexus 7

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003265172115 Brendan Szymanski

    Definitely gonna try it out. I hope I win the Nexus 7!

  • rockhan

    I’m so in!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.luna.5243 Joel Luna

    That would be awesome

  • Michael

    LOVE XSCOPE! Been using it for months

  • nindim

    Looks cool, will give this a try.

  • Stephen Morrow

    Downloading now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seth.brown.5872 Seth Brown

    Good review, makes me want to check out xScope and see how it compares to the other browsers.

  • Nick V

    I am surprised I have never heard of this browser before today. Hopefully it will take off and be something bigger than what we currently have. Downloading it now…

  • Ismael Rodriguez

    Ohh, count me in. Looks like an interesting browser with a lot of potential. And we already know how great the Nexus 7 is.

  • Adria Nicole

    I’ve been using this browser for quite a while now and really enjoy it as alternate to the standard browser

  • http://twitter.com/nolsklesco ~~*Nols*~~

    I hope it’s more stable than Google Chrome on my SGS2.

  • Ben Wolfe

    One handed (thumb) browsing sounds very appealing!

  • Billy1981

    Awesome my favorite browser

  • http://twitter.com/xummoner David G.

    Cool! I’ll give it a try if I manage to get a Google gift card.

  • Ryan chandler

    I bought xScope back when I had an Eris. It was a nice lightweight browser then, but it has definitely evolved into something much greater now. I am not a huge fan, however, of the settings menu. It lacks the UI polish seen elsewhere.

  • Andy_in_Indy

    Cool. I’ll have to see about trying this browser.

  • tacehtxilef

    A new tablet for new school year. Oh happy day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=46106797 Himal Khewa Limbu

    I have long purchased this browser and am not regretting it.

  • tharealoc

    I’ve been using xscope pro since my og Droid days. This was the best browser out at the time that no one knew about. It’s great to see the dev continuing to update at make it better. Pin to zoom is terrific.

  • Ray Dabkowski

    Excited about trying the “darken” mode to conserve battery power… a feature I’ve often wondered why hadn’t been implemented in other browsers.

  • Alexandre Plante

    First time I ever heard talking of this browser. I’m currently using chrome, but I’m definitely gonna try it. After all, no browser’s perfect, and that includes chrome!

  • Temp Account

    Interesting, I tried this browser a while back when it wasn’t as slick, looks decent.

  • arthurkirkland

    Alternative browsers FTW! I don’t know why anybody stays on stock these days…

  • Steve Giralt

    I will buy this app if I win the Nexus. Promise.

  • Michael Spencer

    Me me memememememememe

  • Łukasz Jobda

    Need to give this browser a try. Looks clean & minimal – so nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tomlinfm Fred Tomlin

    I’d love to win a Nexus 7! I promise to buy the app if I do!

  • housry23

    I actually got this browser for free in the Amazon App Store free app of the day a while back. It has improved a lot since then. I like it, but with Chrome Sync it’s hard to get me away from it. I keep my bookmarks updated through Google Bookmarks and through Google Chrome so if a browser can sync to Google Bookmarks it has a chance of pulling me away from Chrome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=678166432 Joe Mihalich

    Sounds pretty cool, I will check it out.

  • Kenneth Dunn

    I’m in. you can send the Nexus whenever you get a chance ;)

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    I have been using xScope for years.. It has always had a small footprint and very fast. It has followed me from my Droid Iris to today’s Rezound. Great Browser!!!

  • 98medic98

    Sounds like a pretty good browser, have to give it a try

  • http://www.facebook.com/GEMINI12 David Gemini Song

    oooh ill try this on my galnex and transformer prime

  • mberlin

    Excellent way to raise the profile of an app

  • MK2

    Can I haz Nexus 7 plz?

  • Marc Selwan

    I remember when the developer started out here on the Android forums. He built his browser on user feedback, thats the sign of a good dev!

  • Gary

    Downloading now, alot of features I can’t wait to try out!

  • Alberto Maikuma

    I’ll give it a try later… It seems pretty nice…
    And hopefully the Nexus 7 will be mine…
    Mine… ALL MINE!!! My precious!!! :P

  • Casey

    Looks to be a great solution for the Nexus 7 lack of flash support, among other things!

  • http://twitter.com/jindynasty1337 Kevin Jin

    i need a nexus 7

  • Davide D

    Thank you guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cglover2 Chris Glover

    I would like to try the app on a brand new Nexus 7!

  • AMbro86

    Man I could really use a brand new Nexus 7…What’s that you say? You’re giving one away! Well hope today is my lucky day!

  • Desertbears

    I like the browser, cool!

  • Samuel Nealey

    I need a nexus 7 to test it out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/reaves.christophe Christopher Michael Reaves

    Nexus 7 yeahhhhhh!!

  • Sam Senat

    Great app, it’s definitely in my top 10

  • Jonathan Code

    Nexus 7 would be pretty sweet

  • Nightfall

    Randomly pic me please!!!

  • Ethan Allen

    Looks good, I’m wondering how it will compare to Dolphin and Chrome. I normally don’t buy apps and since there are so many other good browsers for free I may wait until it is a bit more polished.

  • saabsnaab

    I say middle of the road is good, not to heavy, not to lightweight…. however i also say only my comment should count. pick me, pick me!! if for nothing else, my username should get it for me! lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/reaves.christophe Christopher Michael Reaves

    nexus 7 yeahhh!!!!!

  • James LaRocque

    If I had a Nexus 7, I’d use nothing but xScope Pro!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.tyler88 Nick Bohl

    The darken mode alone makes it worth the price, I will make due with a slight lack of polish in order to preserve my battery life. Works wells so far, thanks to Gary for providing such an option for heavy browsers!

  • Charles_Lee_Ray

    I use xscope pro exclusively. Love it. My favorite is the swipe forward/back navigation from the sides.

  • http://twitter.com/mobilemaduk Mobilemaduk

    looks cool. would love a nexus 7 too

  • Ty

    I could use a Nexus 7!! Thanks for the giveaway

  • Matthew Hunt

    Come on, needing a Nexus 7 here!

  • armando

    Browser looks cool. Nexus 7 would look nice next to my galaxy nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/chuckfalzone Chuck Falzone

    How does it compare speed wise to Chrome and Dolphin? Anyway, I’d love to try it out on a new Nexus 7!

  • JosiahPatterson

    I will definitely be giving this browser a try.

  • Scott Porter

    Nexus me. Is that legal in the lower 48?

  • jeremyseattle

    Always interested in new browsers – I’ll give it a shot!

  • Frank Gifford

    gimmee gimme!

  • Son Nguyen

    Why no free version?

  • jeff leet

    I’d love to try this out on a brand new Nexus 7.

  • 3voJoe

    Can’t wait to try it on my new Nexus 7!

  • Abstract

    Hopefully I win! I will be buying one before November if I don’t get lucky. Meanwhile I will give it a try on my Galaxy Nexus, see how it compares with chrome :D

  • http://profiles.google.com/robert.jun.kim Robert Kim

    I want me a N7!

  • Guybrush Threepwood

    worthless comment :)

  • http://twitter.com/blclement Brian C

    I’m all over it if it lets me browse full screen…Chrome and FF on my tablet leave the address bar at the top, taking away valuable screen real estate.

  • NightAngel79

    I want a tablet! Xscope rocks!

  • Rob Wild

    Looks great! Downloading now. Love the darkened idea, it’s a wonder why google hasn’t forged ahead to invert apps, at least give us the choice.

  • Beau

    Tex-Mex farts? Fo rizzle.

  • Dave lee

    I’m going to be totally honest.
    this is my first ever post on this website and I freakkkin want that nexus 7 ~_~
    I like fruits, vegetables, ramen noodles, coke, chicken, pigs, cows, milk, sauna. jus sayiin

  • Cloudscout

    I like the idea of new approaches to UI navigation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Francis/745859516 Brian Francis

    Can’t wait to try it on the N7

  • Andrew

    Pick me!! I really need a tablet, just can’t afford one :-(

  • ljbaumer99

    Me please :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/losesmc Logan Hampton

    Wow I remember this app from way back on my G1, glad to see it still getting updated. How does the speed of this browser compare to Chrome’s? Already have a Nexus 7 but I’d love to get one for my ailing grandmother.

  • Eric_D

    Yes, yes. I definitely need a nice new Android tablet to get the full xScope experience. ;)

  • http://www.colossaldamage.com/ SuperMarino

    Looks pretty good, and I’d love a Nexus 7 :)

  • Joe Soultatos

    The browser is legit as well to say the least

  • Michael Sudol

    I always am looking for a better browser… I will have to try this one out! Also, thanks for the opportunity to win a Nexus 7!

  • Brandon Anderson

    I hope I win one of these contest someday!! If I win… I promise to buy the browser!!

  • http://twitter.com/shavedap3 ShavedApe

    I wouldn’t mind trying out xScope, I would need a Nexus 7 but thats a mere formality I’m sure.

  • smisa27

    I’ve used the browser before and thought it was a nice and smooth browser. Currently I am using Chrome as my main due to the fact that I can sync it with my desktop. Otherwise, I still have xscope as another option to use at times.

  • samuelmaskell

    a nexus 7, you say? yes, please.

  • Mondo Veliz Jr

    I hope I win, ya I might buy one next week but saving that cash would be better and to use that free $25 from Google Play to buy the app for my phone, Transformer Prime, and hopefully (a free) Nexus 7.. PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN!

  • Marsg

    uuu a Nexus 7, the Dev rocks

  • Craig

    Looks interesting. Might give it a try.

  • TheReder

    I’d like a Nexus 7.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.t.hill.39 James T. Hill

    Amazon had xscope as it’s free app of the day quite awhile back and I snagged it then. Pretty impressed with it’s speed at the time, haven’t really used it much since.

  • http://phandroid Nick

    The wife thinks I spend to much time on my phone, so she won’t let me spend any money on a tablet or any electronic whatsoever…but she didn’t say I cant have one if its free of purchase.

  • chris_2en

    not bad, but google changed the browser game with Chrome for Android. But willing to play with xScope on teh new Nexus 7 i am about to win.

  • guitarist5122

    very nice browser. I downloaded the pre ICS version and was surprised. I may replace dolphin with it. we’ll see

  • bvIvd

    xScope rocks! Randomly land here, please. :)

  • Kpirate

    I’ve been waiting for a lowprice Android tablet, and this could be it!

  • Spritemast

    Xscope is so great! it saved my marriage and reinvigorated my sex life! I feel confident and bold ever since I downloaded and installed Xscope!!! No need to take crap from stock, maxthon, firefox, chrome, skyfire, dolphin browsers any longer! With Xscope you can surf the entire internet within ONE HOUR!!!!* Don’t hassle any longer with the fake clone wannabe intimidation Xscope browsers ! GET THE REAL THING TODAY!!!!!!!

    ****warning**** *Xscope is so awesome you might die from epileptic shock *** make sure you visit your doctor to make sure your healthy enough to experiment with Xscope**

    • napes22

      If you experience extreme lethargy, or an erection lasting longer than 10 minutes, please visit your local emergency room.

  • jawman

    I would love to win this!!!!!

  • http://blog.cocchiararo.com.ar/ Roberto

    I surely can use a nexus 7 :P

  • B W

    yay rah yay, NEXUS 7 pleaaasse

  • Theodoro Samms

    I really want to try xScope and REALLY want to win Nexus 7

  • Tushar Goswami

    Bring honor to family by winning nexus 7, yes.

  • P L

    Sweet, I <3 gestures. :-D

  • Barry Hamm

    I like the idea of gestures. I use them with my desktop browser. Sounds good.

  • Donald Williams

    I remember when xscope was a beta back in the day. Its nice to see them grow in function and support like they have. Keep up the great work. Going to give it a try looks more promising then ever.

    Thanks for the update on a great product. Good luck and congrats to the winner

  • http://twitter.com/54putera 54putera

    I’ve tried several browsers and I’m still not comfortable with any… Maybe I’ll give it a go.

  • Dose11

    Nexus 7 please and thank you

  • Terrance Washington

    Truthfully I just really want the Nexus 7. I hate my BB Playbook

  • BigPhoneGuy

    Nice to see another alternative browser evolving. I’ve yet to find one that truly does all I want. Dolphin is close but not quite right

  • Franz

    xScope is one of the oldest but still most reliable browsers!

  • marcsledjeski

    I just played around with the Nexus 7 at Staples and it’s awesome! I so hope I win!

  • Alseddiq

    can it play hulu videos

  • ineversl33p

    Ooo… I want it!

  • http://profiles.google.com/michael.uchikado Michael Uchikado

    Mine mine mine mine mine!

  • CLKeenan

    1/359 odds (currently), not too shabby.

  • Vikrant Rai

    I want nexus 7

  • Neil Ostrander

    Would love to win a Nexus 7 to try out the Xscope browser on.

  • benvolio28

    Ooooh, this browser sounds awesome. Heading over to the play store to DL! #nexus7plz!

  • ckaria

    Gestures are the way to go……..now gimme my Nexus 7.

  • King of the Zafferties

    If I own the Nexus 7, I am the Nexus 7.

  • James E. L.

    I would like to welcome the xScope experience on a new Nexus 7 tablet.

  • Adam Buchwitz

    If I win the Nexus I will buy your app! fair trade!

  • http://twitter.com/Boondock123 MarjanP

    looks nice but i really can’t live without quick controls on stock browser :D

  • Joe Pantano

    I have xscope but I don’t have a nexus 7.

  • videogame0201

    I would like the nexus 7

  • Spoken Word™

    xScope and I go back like sunflower seeds and quarter waters.

  • Bud Lutz

    Classes start Wednesday….couldn’t ask for a better way to start out the year!!

  • munee

    This browser has come a long way!

  • redrooster13

    I love the X scope browser I got on the Amazon app store. I didn’t know there was a new version! I wanna try it on jelly bean!

  • dcross9818

    I bought this years ago, then it was on Amazon’s FAotD. I stopped using it for a while in lieu of dolphin, maybe it is time to come back and check it out.

  • thepassion

    The darkening mode looks interesting. There really needs to be an F.lux equivalent on android but this might do for now.

  • le_lutin

    Nexus 7! Me! Xscope! Awesome!

  • Mitchel G.

    This looks awesome. I’m gonna download it for my RAZR Maxx

  • http://twitter.com/B1GDaVE DAVEYBABY

    interesting little browser

  • Aaron Sachs

    This browser really is a major improvement over Android’s stock browser.

  • nexus4life

    Xscope + Nexus 7 = <3

  • Scott Schwartz

    I would definitely get the xScope Browser if I got a Nexus 7.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=685081300 MAtthew Jackson

    quality browser, been using for a couple of years now,.

  • Bradley Ruiz

    nice review, now send me the nexus 7, Ill buy the app with the $25 credit ill get from it :-)

  • Aaron Peromsik

    Tell you what: if you give me a free tablet, I will buy your app for $2.99. It’s the least I could do.

  • Brettm2277

    Loved using xScope on my old phone. Best browser for older/slower phones.

  • digitalon

    Are you going to do a better job getting in touch with me when I win this than you did when I won the slacker subscription?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=36615524 Dillon Glenn

    AWESOME! Will try it when I receive a Nexus 7!

  • Artur Kulczynski

    Hmm…, maybe it’s time to give xScope a try and see what all this buzz is about….?

  • writteninr3d

    Looks like a great browser Gary. Combining speed and features should make for a killer app. I especially like the customisable gestures! Now if only I could take advantage of it… Nexus 7 please!

  • Brian Jere

    I cant wait to try xScope and REALLY want to win Nexus 7

  • Ryan Spillers

    Nice looking browser, can’t wait to try it out on the Nexus 7!

  • http://twitter.com/SpaceCallahan sean p callahan

    I think i might try this xscope

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004071788282 Ravi Shah

    Just downloaded the browser and i’m pretty impressed by it. The one thing that I love the most is the pin-to-zoom. I hate having to you two hands to zoom in and zoom out with precision. Pin-to-zoom allows the same precision with only one finger. That’s is awesome. Regardless of if i get the Nexus 7, I’m glad I came across this review.

  • T-Keith

    Looks good, I will have to give this a try.

  • buddah123


  • http://twitter.com/sic4672 Chris Maher

    xScope would be great on that nexus 7 ^_^

  • brokenlizard56

    I like it, it runs better than firefox on my phone. I’d love to tested on a new nexus 7 though.

  • phinn

    xScope looks decent, i’ll check it out. Nexus 7.

  • zim2704


  • B2L

    I was never a big fan of xscope in the past. Looks like I’ll have to give it another try.

  • Justin Saiki

    I’ll give this a try. :)

  • Troy Fillerup

    I’ll bet that xScope would work great on a Nexus 7. Now if only I had one to try it on…

  • Durandal_1707

    Hmm, I haven’t tried this browser yet. Maybe I’ll have to give it a look.

    If you give me the free tablet, that is. Hint hint.

  • http://www.twitter.com/OtisFeelgood1 OtisFeelgood

    I haven’t used xScope in a loooong time. It’s about time I go back to it.

  • EricParton

    After reviewing your app, I was impressed with how customizable it was. And the feature that stood out among the crowd was the “darken” mode. There are many browsers out there. And to my knowledge, none of them offer a tablet for commenting on how they are different from the others. Gary, I don’t really need a tablet but I am impressed that no other browser developer has thought of this. Your creativity should be imitated by other developers. THIS is why Android rocks!

  • RobertNeal

    I used to use xScope for a while, but have since switched to Chrome. Chrome’s connectivity, simplicity, and snappiness are just too good to pass up.

  • Jay Carney

    I need it for school

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1571177437 Ryan White

    Sounds interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234550353 Hugo Cardona

    I’ve been using Xscope for quite awhile now on both my Evo and Transformer Prime..it works great for both devices and the gestures are greatly appreciated/ highly innovative. I’ve shown it off to my sis and she said she loved it especially the gesture controls except she has been meaning to get an e reader/ smallish tablet but i figured that the Nexus 7 was perfect for her (great processor, 7 inch hd display, jellybean as well as incredibly portable. I think she could really benefit from that device (I’m the youngest as well as the most “android savvy” in my family haha so this as a gift would win me A LOT of brownie points :))

  • http://tieupwrestling.blogspot.co.uk/ Mark Torskyj

    I’m in the UK so hope I can enter too!

  • http://twitter.com/ry4meck ryan

    looks like a promising browser. If only someone would give me a nexus 7 to stream it with!

  • Dan Bonebright

    A Nexus 7 would be a daymaker. I’ve been dying to get one! Oh, and xScope would be the first app installed!

  • ehBrY

    ok sounds good ill try it niw can i please win the nexus 7

  • Hak

    It looks like a pretty strong web browser. This is a great alternative to the default browser and having the darkening mode can help out with the 4G LTE phones that are already draining too much battery.

  • aj34

    Great review… Can’t wait to try XScope out… hope I can try it out on a new Nexus 7

  • http://twitter.com/ladasik Lukasz Adasik

    Not compatible with anything below 4.0 ??? Y ?

  • portezbie

    I wouldn’t say no to a nexus, and xscope is a solid browser.

  • http://www.facebook.com/IosifOctavianZamfirescu Iosif Octavian Zamfirescu

    Lovely app, Darken mode is absolutely brilliant !!!

  • H@P

    As long as it’s lightweight, snappy, supports a “Desktop” user-agent, and correctly renders a few pages I visit often, I’d be willing to give it a go. “Darken” mode sounds interesting. So far, Opera is my only choice as it’s the only one that meets my simple requirements, though it feels heavy. There’s definitely a niche to fill. Is it so hard to render pages with an embedded scrollbar? I’m looking at you Dolphin…

  • Holland Capone

    Sick name, looks smooth, seems like a keeper

  • RyanLuedtke

    oooh oooh I wanna be Dom Deluise…oh wait thats Cannonball Run…oh well I still wanna be him. But anyway this browser could be very useful.

  • John

    Have been an xscope user for about a year. Would love to give it a try on the nexus.

  • Jacob Mead

    i have been a long time user of xScope and will continue to do so. hands down its the best browser even better than dolphin.

  • David Rubin

    love xscope, would really love it on a nexus

  • watson111505

    been using forever…

  • Chris Dancy

    Though it does seem interesting, still not sure I’m completely sold….

  • Vyrlokar

    I’m amazed by the number of great browsers that Android offers. My data cap requires that I use Opera on the go, but I also have many others when on wifi. I may add this one to my current selection though.

  • mike molaison

    My wife would maybe, probably have sex with me if I’d win her this!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Durchir Jeffrey Geer

    App definitely seems like it is worth a try. I think I’ll give it a shot when i get home from work.

  • JCMills

    You guys gotta send this one my way!


    I’ve always been a fan of dark UI Themes. My PC Windows theme is almost all black.

  • Joshua Peters

    You will all bow to me once I win this!

  • Comics21

    If I win the Nexus, the first app I will download will be xScope!

  • rick_stone

    Can’t wait to check out xScope…ON MY NEW NEXUS 7!

  • huffimus_prime

    I’d be willing to give it a shot on a brand new Nexus 7.

  • Kyle Wood

    Maybe there is finally a browser to use over the stock JB browser? This will be interesting to check out.

  • Alfred Cordova

    Looks pretty cool

  • Tomato88

    The feature for reviewing the last page seems very useful.

  • Jason Goodrow

    I’m reluctant to try any browser that you need to pay for simply because I have no problem with the free browsers. Giving away a nexus 7 is a great move by them to get the word out though and if I were to somehow win… All my friends and family would be downloading this browser on principal haha

  • Robbie Lizhini

    I am interested in checking this out!

  • Ryan Peters

    Seems like a great browser upgrade! First app that will go on my new Nexus 7 if I win :)

  • ekh

    This is a nice review. Wish I had a Nexus7 to use the app.

  • Corey Marrier

    This would be an awesome device to win.

  • Che Cook

    Interesting. I will have to play with it.

  • jameshanna

    I used to use xScope back in the day. Glad to see it hasn’t been left by the wayside and will definitely download it again and see the improvements

  • JamesIsThatDope

    I stick to Chrome, but might check this out as my alternate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001350657157 Branden Pearson

    I know you want to give mea Nexus 7!! Just give it to me already!

  • Bunkhouse96

    xscope seems like it has some cool features. can I have my nexus7 now?

  • Daniel Sandler

    I need to win this contest so I can get that app. It looks so cool!

  • Lee Biernbaum

    It certainly sounds like an interesting app, though the level of effort in trying out a new browser is non-trivial, making me less likely to do so (free or paid). I look forward to seeing more reviews over time.

  • awesomedavid


  • Devlin Seymour

    Man there are so many good browsers on android.

  • Bilal Kerman

    I’m still surprised that the default android browser doesn’t have an incognito window. I’m glad it’s being brought in by others

  • Michael BC

    Interesting. Will definitely check this out.

  • Christopher Cole

    As someone who streamlines Google chrome across multiple devices, I always welcome something new to compare and pinpoint what it can do better. All browsers have at least one thing that is done better than others. As a developer, I look forward to see new applications

  • http://news.netapex.org NetApex

    This is the first time hearing of the browser, but now I have to go give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up and the contest!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.rickman.7 Matt Rickman

    i like that this can convert the white to a darker white it would make it less blinding when surfing the web at night

  • androidrob1221

    Good solid app. I hope I win this contest

  • Raymond Rodgers

    I volunteer to beta test xScope on the Nexus 7 if I win!:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=699880994 Craig Sherman

    Definitely worth a try – Chrome is good but is missing some of these features!

  • Michael Hyde

    Commenting! Better than sliced bread!

  • Alex

    Never heard of xscope. Thanks for the review.

  • mark louie

    Nice article!!! I’d like to throw my hat in there for a chance to win a Galaxy 7 and play with xXcope!!! :)

  • schaun mahon

    Sounds like it has some potential!

  • Scott Hill

    This looks good, going to give it a try, but would rather try it on a nexus. :-)

  • heyitssjay

    time to check out the browser

  • SantoTheWriter

    I’ve tried xScope before, might be time to give it another try.

  • AllLacqueredUp

    I’ll definitely have to try out this browser. I would love to do so on a Nexus 7

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    Thus browser seems like the developer put all the great thing and improved on the good things Fromm all the other browsers. Can’t wait to try it out.

  • michael nelson

    will check it out

  • Greg Poe

    Nice review

  • http://www.facebook.com/djsindt Derrick Sindt

    Well, it looks like I will “go ahead and leave [my] comment then head over to Google Play to check out xScope for [my]self.”

  • Eileen Zheng

    seems like a pretty cool app! i’d love to have a new tablet =)

  • http://profiles.google.com/fildrigar Barry Wilson

    I’ve been using it forever. XScope rocks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allen.nobida Allen Nobida

    Looks like I have a new browser to try out… I’m very partial to pics stock

  • http://www.facebook.com/cadillac.escalade.16 Cadillac Escalade

    I’ll have to give it a try

  • Michael Katz

    Winning a N7 would be fantastic, especially considering how subpar my Tab 7.0 Plus is lately. Too slow with a Touchwiz on it.

  • Brian Willeford

    I would like that very much

  • Peter Hays

    Sounds interesting…I’ll give it a try.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bobsher68 Bob Sher

    This sounds like a winner (just like me? Please?)!

  • Andy

    It’s interesting to see that this will be the only major browser in JB that still supports Flash (that is if you sideload it). Seems like the browser has all the major features that I’m looking for, is there a Lite versioin to try?

  • Michael Cohen

    Well this is going to get out of hand!

  • Stuartt Fox

    Looks great!

  • Jason Hogan

    I decided to give your browser a try, I’m currently using another market browser but this browser shows some serious promise and has features that my current browser lacks, I’m really liking it alot so far!

  • thistimearound

    Interesting looking app. Google Credit may be used soon!

  • http://twitter.com/JLitwinka Jonathan Litwinka

    Yeah I’ve been using xScope since it was first released. It’s fantastic

  • http://twitter.com/drewsbrew drewski

    Looks like a pretty sweet browser option for Android. Gotta love competition.

  • http://twitter.com/j_hollender Justin Hollender

    I’d love to be able to try this out on a tablet

  • gopadge

    I’ve been using Xscope Pro for quite a while and it is a GREAT browser. I love the features, quick response and ad blocking!

  • Rick Densmore

    Interesting alternative. I’ll probably give it a try.

  • Gerard McFarland

    Seems like an appealing app.

  • robmcnamee

    Big gulps huh? Welp, see ya later!

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

    Looks interesting but not sure if it could replace Chrome for me

  • Lloyd Eldred

    I’ve been an xScope user for a while and would love to win.

  • michaelangelo75

    love the openness of the android platform. Glad that so many people are collaborating on wonderful products.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tuckerchapin Tucker Chapin

    I would LOVE to have a tablet. I have a crappy old computer and an old phone. Having something new and free would be awesome!

  • Chris Clark

    Nice, I agree with the others, the darken mode is great for night-time browsing and sets this browser apart from the others.

  • http://twitter.com/garnerh42 Garner Halloran

    I’ve been using Dolphin for since my HTC Hero so maybe it’s time to try something new.

    And I’m jealous of my brother’s Nexus 7 so here’s hoping I win one!

  • KosmoCrisis

    I think xScope might just be the greatest browser the world has ever known.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531885233 Nik Verganovsky

    Go xscope!

  • Justin Xasey

    Very cool to see a developer making things better for us Android users. In addition a Nexus 7 would go great with my Galaxy Nexus!

  • jeff1201

    (insert comment here)

  • yohobojo

    I know I have probably the small chance, but hey, every post counts so, fingers crossed, hope I win

  • Phillip Pastore

    I had used xScope a while ago, but have not given it a look again. I will now!

  • http://facebook.com/bob312 Bobby Sanchez

    I’d love to try xScope on the nice new Nexus 7 once i win :D

  • dontedesco

    I can’t wait to try xScope on my new Nexus 7! :)

  • Armando Hechavarria

    Like it so far, can’t wait to see further updates

  • http://twitter.com/Ssssschwartz Steven Schwartz

    Impressive feature set for sure. Willing to give it a try over Chrome for sure!

  • CircleBeartato

    Man, I can’t get enough of these browsers. I’ve got way too many of those already, but I can find room for one more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JeeManSpotString Jee ManSpot String

    Looks like a promising browser. I’ve ditched opera recently… Laugh for an alternative will give this a try…

  • Jeremy Curtis

    I want to try this on a new free Nexus.

  • Nicholas Moline

    Looks like a very good browser. I’ll give it a try to mix things up and see if it can increase my productivity. A Nexus 7 would be nice as well.

  • Tony Lai

    Nice try on introducing the new idea of the app!

  • johnnycrappleseed

    xscope browser is the best i am recommending this browser to everyone i know

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindi.harrington Cindi Harrington

    Oooooo I think I can win this thing if I can just stick the landing!

  • Phssthpok

    I’ve enjoyed Xscope and think it has promise but it would be more useful with richer plugin support, xmarks and lastpass coming to mind.

  • http://twitter.com/methoddad Terry Brown

    I love the “Darkened Screen” and how you can operate the browser with one hand. Very Nice.

  • http://twitter.com/Footba11Joe Joey Malcomb

    I’ve been switching between xScope and Dolphin Browser HD as my daily browser for a while now. Still can’t figure out which one I like more.

  • sraj49

    I have tried this browser couple of times but now it has made some admirable progress by brining a balance between speed and features. The best feature is the “Darken Mode” since one of the major issue with almost all smart phone is battery consumption. I use inverted Gapps applications and hence the browser really blends well…

  • Rahil Nath

    I was a big fan of xScope before. Definitely going to try this out.

  • http://twitter.com/7NT TNLNSL

    Sounds like a great browser!

  • WarnerYoung

    The Darken mode sounds like a great feature if you have an AMOLED screen. Alas, my phone has a SuperLCD screen, so I suspect that won’t help as much.

  • jgrimsman

    Interesting…will try.

  • Salinger

    Being able to switch up browsers is a great option. I use different browsers depending on what task I’m doing. This one seems like a great addition to that. Thanks for the great review!

  • http://twitter.com/Mica1201 Mica Clem-Winck

    Having both an iPad and a tablet, I can definitely say that Android tablets are more user-friendly. And I haven’t had money charged to my CC from any of my Android devices. I’m very excited to test out this new browser.

  • Richard Fields

    I’ll only take it if it comes with xScope preloaded.

  • salr

    I’m gonna check out Xscope and would love to be picked as the winner!

  • Incyc

    I think the app’s icon doesn’t do it justice. I came across this app on search before but paid it no mind because the bland icon didn’t draw me in.

  • Nixit

    These comments…. ridiculous.

  • Barry Christian

    Xscope sounds like a winner. Now I hope they make me a winner of a new nexus 7 tablet. ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/kaediil Frank Hodum

    xScope is great I love their browser.

  • Scott Ocken

    Looks like a pretty nice browser. I like the darken mode and built in ad blocking.

  • TheRealChizz

    Love the website keep up the great work :)

  • shane7783

    Awesome browser, may be my favorite.

  • Gary Hamrick

    Thank you for the review and the opportunity to receive a Nexus 7. I’ll have to check out xScope.

  • B Butler

    I’ve been a Dolphin HD user for years now but have noted its beginning to”bulk up”. I’ll be happy to try xScope or as an additional option.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.tran.39904 Tommy Tran

    xscope will work great on my new nexus 7 tablet that i am going to win =P

  • Justin Strong

    This looks pretty innovative I might have to try it out!

  • Allen

    This is a very good browser. Little more polish and this thing had the potential to be my browser of choice. Will try and make this my daily browser for the rest of the month.

  • rsavaiano

    Worth checking out. I’ve gotten used to Chrome as my default browser though.

  • jaw_shoe_uh

    Pick me, pick me, I’ll try anything once!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Selwyn-Lyons/100000178596719 Selwyn Lyons

    Winner, Winner!

  • Matt Noonan

    Truly a fresh and unique browsing experience, keep up the great work

  • Ivan92116

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • BoSoMobi

    More choice in browsers is always good.

  • http://twitter.com/brentlacydotcom Brent Lacy

    Sounds like a great browser. Would love to try it on a Nexus 7….

  • RyanandCristel

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been looking for a more current look at the browser.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513511066 Travis Michael Carr

    This browser seems cool, but I’m not sure its slick enough to overtake my love of Chrome.. What about the tabs I have open in chrome on my other PC’s?

  • http://twitter.com/Chris_l_King Chris King

    Sweet, would like a Nexus 7!

  • Raymond Dionne

    I would love to use xscope on my own. Nexus 7

  • nmwhit06

    This browser looks sweet. I’ll have to check it out.

  • Pkmmte

    I gotta admit, I’ve never heard of this browser before in my life but, after reading this review, I feel like I need it! All those features seem amazing. My favorite is the Darkened mode.

    As a developer, I need a 7 inch tablet to optomize my apps for. The Nexus 7 would be awesome for such tasks!
    Thank you for this contest, xScope! (Love you)

  • ewilliams1009

    After reading this review… I gotta try this app out!

  • James Bussey

    Looks great. I will definitely to try it out. Thanks for the chance at getting the Nexus 7.

  • DavidVarghese

    It’s actually a decent browser app.. better than Dolphin imo…

  • bj warkentin

    looks like a solid update. liked the speed last time i tried it but was hooked on the gesture support of dolphin. will give it another shot.

  • RavenFox

    Throw a Fox a bone Gary. Won’t bother your chickens anymore.

  • JerseyJoe

    This browser looks excellent!

  • Martin Stitz

    hi there :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=779352066 Shawn Francoeur

    Checked it out. Was pretty happy with it. Will probably keep using it. Thanks for the heads up.

  • phonez

    Hope I get it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carolyn.whittenburg Carolyn Whittenburg

    Sounds great! Looks like they tried to think of everything to make Xscope user-friendly. Thanks for the review. It definitely appears to be worth checking into!

  • Hunter Knepshield

    Any chance to win a Nexus 7 is worth taking the time to download an app

  • Daniel Trazzi

    it sounds interesting, i may have to give this one a try.

  • http://javajohnz.blogspot.com/ John Zukowski

    Pick me…. :) Or the person after me…..

  • http://profiles.google.com/efdisaster John Voegtlin

    I will certainly try this out. I do a lot more browsing during my train commute than I ever thought I would and the stock browser does underwhelm sometimes.

  • Shinzakura

    ladies and gentlemen, there are seven wonders of the world…
    you are about to witness – the eighth!

  • redandblack1287

    Pin to zoom has definitely been around for at least a year iirc

  • PudgyPanda

    I would love to try this app out on a new nexus 7 tablet. I bet it rocks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527208710 John Kowalski

    Fingers crossed!!!

  • Atst88

    I have this browser from the Amazon app store.

  • B J Books

    This review has convinced me to checkout xscope. Thanks!

  • stridakira

    I would definitely get Xscope, however it is not compatible with my android device. Womp Womp.

  • 3fren

    I haven’t tried Xscope in a while. Gotta give it a another shot escpeally with the Darken Mode feature.

  • Paul Walko

    I use Xscope all the time. its great!

  • Matt N

    Looks awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/tardisitime Mark Wagstaff

    Finally a phone browser that seemsto finally get it right/

  • saynotopunx

    I’ll download the browser with my $25 Google Play credit when I win the Nexus!

  • T_Dizzle

    This browser looks like it has some really useful one handed browsing features. I like the darken feature as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/howesjs John Howes

    Darken mode is worth the purchase price. I also like how easy the toggles are to change. Ideally I’d love the ability to toggle every feature but I realize that’s a lot to ask. Programs like this are the reason I love Android, keep up the great work!

  • David Silvernail

    Very cool, I love the darken backgrounds, I am going to use it tonight to read my news and the screen won’t be so bright as to disturb she-who-must-not-be-named.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidpaison David Paison

    I’ve never used this app, but I might be so inclined if I were to win this delicious tablet. =D

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattiebizzle Mathew Bolden

    looks great i will defiantly give this a shot!

  • http://twitter.com/Wondringsoul Jeff Blevins

    Chester Copperpot?

  • scruffykid

    The darkened mode is very intriguing. Would definitely get it on my new nexus 7!

  • RichardGustafson

    wow great app great device would love them both

  • Lutz Thrun

    I heard xScope will feature world peace in near future. And cookies.

  • elvin

    More browser choices sweet. Dig the
    “Darken” mode as it’s easy on the eyes. Props to you
    Gary. Good luck and thanks for the giveaway.

  • http://twitter.com/twcook T.W. Cook

    I’ll give this a try. Wonder if the different zoom gesture might come to the rescue whenever apple’s attack dogs come after that pinch zoom patent.

  • Gary Aleem

    I been using xscope pro for almost 2 years. I prefer it over the rest. Great browsing experience.

  • http://twitter.com/kenkyee Ken Yee

    Dark mode is a great idea!

  • http://twitter.com/adnanakb Adnan A

    I would like this please.

  • Gary Aleem

    Great browser. Been using it as my main browser for almost 2 years !

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.vaios.3 Chris Vaios

    Good review

  • http://twitter.com/JBKania JB Kania

    This is the first time I’m trying xscope browser. I really like the darken mode.

  • blueyedsoul1

    I played a bit with xScope on my Droid X. Glad to see it’s still improving… would love to try it out again on a new Nexus 7 :D

  • amandureja

    xScope is an amazing app; a terrific browsing experience on any Android device! Especially for those of us with AMOLED screen, it really is a lifesaver for battery life, with the “Darken” display option, and is also easy on the eyes, particularly at night. At the price, there is no going wrong; I would gladly pay more. There is so much more to say about this fast, easy-to-use, lightweight browser, but I’ll just leave off with this: xScope is the perfect browser for me!

    There is only one thing that can make the experience beyond perfection: a Nexus 7. =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/EntirelySmooth Jeff Sauvageau

    I’ve used Dolphin Browser HD for about 3 years after trying all the other major browsers available for Android…and then I found xScope. The gestures make browsing more fun and its great that it has such a small footprint. Also, the zoom functionality is super intuitive and an interesting twist over every other browser. Definitely recommend!

  • miso_sori

    Still haven’t tried JB. Is it the nexus 7 hardware + JB or is JB this slick looking on all devices?

  • Brett Smith

    Nice browser. Looking forward to some new features.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zerozen Kevin Runyan

    Sounds like an impressive browser, although i think i will wait until an update to polish it up a bit more before i drop the 3 dollars on it for my galaxy s2 skyrocket. Chrome will work until then

  • TheTorish

    Nexus 7 FTW!!!

  • Andrew_Caputo

    Its amazing because awhile ago I had contacted the developer with a long list of features and fixes to be improved upon and he has done every one of those things to make the browser as great as it is today

  • Forget_you

    this browser does really seem to be heading in the right direction. i like that dark feature

  • Cole Dowden

    Oh….SNAP!!!! YES PLEASE!!!!!

  • IAmKelmar

    XScope has been my go-to browser for quite some time. Speedy, simple, and surprisingly ALWAYS seems to work better and more efficiently and properly than the stock browser on every device I’ve owned.

    Of course, a free N7 would sweeten the deal. :)

  • Jacob W.

    I am in need of this.

  • carrrnuttt

    I heard “Flash support” in the video. Is that GNex running Jelly Bean?

  • bnetty

    If I win I promise that the first app I download on the Nexus 7 will be the xScope app!

  • http://www.facebook.com/defpoet1790 Derrick Joseph Castro

    Would love the Nexus 7 :)

  • Siddharth Motwani

    I walked into the local bar with xScope open on my phone and all the ladies jumped right on me.

  • Eduardo Soriano

    lookie like firefox, i like firefox, Hope I win to try it on my new nexus 7 tablet. :)

  • bnetty

    If I win xScope will be the first app I download on the Nexus 7!

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    I don’t deserve to win… so… don’t randomly choose me! :)

  • WooBangrrr

    I used Xscope before I changed phones about a year ago. I used to like it a lot. Forgot all about it. I’ll have to check it out again. Thanks for reminding me!

  • Glenn Shirley

    Xscope love!

  • Jamie McClain

    xScope sounds like one heckuva browser!

  • Noel McClain

    Love all the features! I’ll be checking out xScope for sure!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kskirkanich Kevin Skirkanich

    looks like somethigng that I will have to download soon, not a big fan of my current browser.

  • batkinson001

    cool. my only question is, can it synch my bookmarks with google? that is the only reason why i use chrome.

  • Rodney Kleeberg

    Looks interesting, will go check it out.

  • mikeym0p

    Hide you iphones, hide yo ipads. Someones gettin an N7 tonight!

  • DRoidFan99


  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.edouard Joseph Edouard

    Nexus 7 FTW luck is on my side

  • Larkhillv

    Kitty cats.

  • MatthewJohnston

    Please let me win.

  • Drew Sanders

    Always up for a new browser. Let the 3 dollar experiment begin!

  • sf9AMj8hv3

    Sounds like mouth wash, but I’m in.

  • David Szetela

    Want. Badly.

  • dylan kilmartin

    So i am one of the many who have already bought a nex 7 and the screen has cracked so i would love to get another and try this browser

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.buckel Alan Buckel

    I’m going to have to check to see if there’s a trial version. The darkening mode sounds very intriguing. Especially for late night web browsing on a Nexus 7… *cough* *cough*

  • http://twitter.com/TeamDizzy1 Samson

    lemme hold dat nexus 7 tho

  • http://twitter.com/jenle33 Jen

    Looks like an interesting browser!

  • http://twitter.com/d00dkirk Kirk Finley

    Hook it up!

  • Mike Zhang

    Woah, a feature-packed browser! It sounds awesome!

  • coggy9

    Xscope looks like an ok browser. The darken feature would be great if more devices used AMOLED displays.

  • DanSciortino

    This looks interesting. To better experience the xscope browser in its entirety, and to make better experience to the android platform. may i ask you to send one my way? :)

  • Eric Silva

    Random comment for a random winner. “I’m really sick of the smoke from the wildfires here out west. Come on rain!”

  • NexusMarts

    I want a nexus 7¡

  • http://www.facebook.com/sweeterjb Jonathan Ray

    From the video I have watch the gesture movement and the speed in the browser look nice I’m looking forward to try it

  • paulcp79

    With this device, I won’t have to utilize scope websites anymore cause I can now scope it with Xscope!

  • http://droidmobiles.net/ Michael Beam

    I have used all the browsers avalible to the Android operating system Xscope browser is very fast.

  • K B


  • http://twitter.com/newmargosian Gregory Margosian

    Its a very interesting app… cant wait to use it on my new nexus 7! *wink wink* *nudge nudge*

  • http://twitter.com/KaseyKaplan Kasey Kaplan

    The “Darken” feature is an interesting concept. Hope I get to see how it functions on a Nexus 7!

  • NealJ777

    I hope this isn’t a double post. My Internet went down just as I clicked the post button.

  • punkorambo

    Heading over to the play store to check it out now!

  • Justin Q

    Came here for the Nexus 7. Ended up downloading xScope.

  • Mason Barnes

    I want a nexus 7 and I’ll check out scope as well.

  • Dayveetoe

    This actually looks like a better browser than Chrome. I have seen many but never one that would deter me from chrome, I would definitely check this out.

  • Greg Abbate

    When I win this Nexus 7, this will be the first thing I download :-)

  • nace

    Darkening mode sounds like a great idea.

  • http://twitter.com/f4mu famu

    Used to love xScope. But Chrome is much better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nexii Jamel George

    Wow, 1 in 660 chance? I’ll take that!

  • http://twitter.com/Ali_A_nasser Ali Al-Nasser

    Great browser …

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717425284 Cody Chanthaseny

    I’ve been meaning to give xScope a try. Sounds like now is a good time

  • Mike Williams

    Wow this is actually a really great browser I downloaded it to my HTC Evo and so far its the best browser i’ve used on it.

  • Tech_Rhino77

    I like the gestures, don’t see myself using them but you may never know. The best thing about this browser is the speed. By far the fastest browser I have used.

  • Michael Allred

    Looks like I better check this out. My phone still on GB and this looks bettee than stock browser.

  • Joe

    Ok – I’m ready to venture into… THE FUTURE (but I need a Nexus 7 – PPWSOT?)

  • heronaddict

    wow, highly unlikely, I know, but might just win it

  • Alex Colodner

    I wash out my mouth with xScope

  • http://twitter.com/coffeeprints Momo 桃 (セラ)

    Sounds like a feature-filled browser!

  • UniBroW

    I’ll have to check this out, Chromw is buggy and slow as mollasses on my Infinity

  • SStewart654

    Nice Review! Sounds like I gotta try this app out.

  • LewsTherin006

    xscope works great with my sniper rife! I get nothing but head shots!

  • http://www.facebook.com/peterjedge Peter Edge

    I may check out xscope again… I had defected to the stock browser after ICS. pick me for the nexus 7!!!

  • Dustin Miller

    Anything that helps improve battery life on our portable devices is A+!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664531244 Daniel Skatter

    Not bad looking.

  • Chad McFarlane

    Cant wait to try it out on that Nexus 7…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168982514 Michelle Underland

    xScope sounds like a browser that I have to try and maybe on my new Nexus 7?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessie-Boggs/732816145 Jessie Boggs

    Well I’m all for contests and I’ll now have to check this browser out. This is one I haven’t used before.

  • Shawn

    Awesome have always used and love xScope and certainly wouldn’t mind a shiny new nexus thank you for your consideration

  • http://twitter.com/Ozzzy3z Tom

    How nice of an app developer to involve the community this way. Whether I win or lose, thanks Gary!

  • http://www.facebook.com/justan.goldstein Justan Goldstein

    yes please. thank you.

  • Mike Marcano

    Anything app that helps with battery life is a plus. I was a fan of the app in the past as it was worth 2 thumbs up, looking forward to trying the newest version out soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/viktor.jmk Viktor Jovanovski


  • Dave Hernandez

    Not only would I like a Nexus 7, I think it should come with a free download of Xscope.

  • Priscilla Johnson

    I’ve been using xScope Browser on my Skyrocket for quite sometime. Love how it renders the browser based on the page. I don’t have to scroll to view the page. I would love to view browser on the Nexus 7 using xScope. Thanks for the offer.

  • Ben Kleinman

    I suppose I too, must comment. Personally, not a fan of gestures. Screen lag plagues me.

  • Tim Marshall

    the darken mode sounds great for amoled!

  • Edward Phung

    I remember back in the N1 days when xscope was my main browser of choice. It is certainly a reliable and fast browser. But i would have to agree with the review about it needing a little bit of polish. :b

  • Kevin Helton

    Mine main beef with most browsers is how much battery they eat. Make this easy on the juice and I’m all in!

  • Jasmine Noor

    Hm I need to check this out :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gavin.haigh Gavin Haigh


  • S Allen

    Pick me! :)

  • RC

    Maybe this will be what we’ve been looking for.

  • Juan Carlos Babilonia

    Like the toggles and dark screen mode. But, so many browswer options…for free. Nice concepts though…

  • Kevin Bruton

    The browser sounds rather compelling because of the gestures and darkening functionality. That feature alone is worth the price of admission, due to the battery savings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Landon-Wing/577780236 Landon Wing

    xScope makes me smarter and you better looking! In all seriousness, it’s a great browser: it’s fast, full of features, and reasonably light weight. An added bonus is that it includes a link to add Flash support for Jelly Bean!

  • Robert Overton

    xScope Browser Pro was one of my first Android app purchases. I use it everyday

  • jonathan cresong

    Xscope is great. The updates have definitely moved in the right direction. It is my default browser. Cant wait to see what the future holds.

  • Bernard Boldt

    The whole point of android is open source and xscope follows that by delivering a browser to the community more choice the better.

  • Alec Parks

    I’m excited to try it out. I haven’t found a browser to replace Skyfire yet in terms of video playback.

  • Zac Felts

    I like xScope and you will too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aggylawyer Jeanine Cooper Hudson

    The Darkening mode sounds interesting.

  • HenryLahman

    I didn’t care for Xscope but then again it was quite awhile ago and even then it was Amazon’s version which was bound to be far behind

  • http://twitter.com/roblamora Rob LaMora

    Looks to be a great browser. I will give it a spin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.bratton Jeremy Warner Bratton


  • mreveryphone

    will have to check this browser out

  • http://twitter.com/Egg651 Joe

    The only tablet in my household is a defective iPad. I need to pounce on this opportunity to banish the Apple tat!

  • Narishma29

    Will have to try it out and see if it can make me a believer. Definitely interested in the swipe for Forward and Back gesture, all browsers should have that!

  • Corey Hedberg

    Ad blocking that actually works. Yes, please.

  • zack waltz

    I like the the darken feature I might have to give this a try

  • Alex h

    Xscope love

  • Mimsyborogove923

    I’m gonna have to go and try it out now. This was my go to browser on my OG Droid. Then I got my Gnex and Chrome came out and I just totally forgot about good ol’ XScope.

    Edit: Ok cool. I’m definitely going to try out Xscope Pro as my default for a little. Love the layout and so far it seems to be at least as fast as Chrome, and I actually like the layout better so far. the toggle dark mode is really cool, always looking for more apps with a dark option in the never ending quest for more battery life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/grimmy Gary Kramlich

    Installing now ;)

  • AngeloMiguel

    As an early adopter I can say that xScope is in my top 3 along with Chrome and dolphin hd coming as a close third. Together they summarize pretty well what Android is all about: choices!

  • Justin Pemberton

    What a great idea:-) !!! Good luck

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Duncan/1611211991 Ryan Duncan

    Mr. Sui, the last time I tried your browser was on my Samsung Moment which was on its last leg. It was horrible and laggy. I hated it so much that I uninstalled it as hard as I possibly could. Now in retrospect, I’m thinking it was probably just my phone. I’d love to have the chance to try your browser on a respectable device that should do it more justice. Thank you!

  • Danny Burk

    Your review seems like a great “what’s new” instruction page for an already great product. Can’t wait to try it. Keep up the good work… Both of you!

  • XoutlawX

    Nice browser. The Darken Mode and the tab swipe switching are cool features.

  • nabeenkhadka

    if I win, would you still send one to nepal? In that case, I am in. I’d love to have a tablet at all, and the 7 is a dream for me ever since it was announced!

  • Diogo de Assis

    I’ve been using XScope for as long as I can remember. Its miles ahead of many other browsers and the black theme looks great! PS Pick me !!

  • Michael_R_Rose

    Thank you for making this fine application and hosting this contest! Good luck everyone!

  • Jacob Byrd

    I like Dolphin, but an alternative is always welcome.

  • artoodeetoo

    Your review about the browser made me go check it out. I really like light apps. A Nexus 7 wouldn’t hurt as well. Great promotion for their app.

  • http://phandroid Ed Uvanni

    My thunderbolt isn’t compatable yet but the app sounds great

  • Christopher Schutte

    I’m torn. On the one hand I love that with Android I can try lots of new apps. On the other hand, sticking with stock apps let’s me experience a true Google device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/markwei Mark Wei

    Would be even better if it was free :P

  • http://twitter.com/KevinShumway1 Kevin Shumway

    Awesome app. Let me get some of that Google love

  • kashtrey

    id love a n7

  • Tanner Scott

    Great concept, I really like darken mode. Flash support is solid. Hope to see the few bugs worked out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.schultz.180 Jason Schultz

    I guess I could use one of these. : )

  • Tania N

    I like the various gestures! Seems like an interesting browser :)

  • Joe Palozzi

    This was the browser i first started using on my DInc. The review doesn’t even mention that it can function as a decent file browser as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nelaqu Nelson Aquino

    After downloading and trying Xscope out first hand I feel that it has plenty of potential, but its quite not there yet. It has unique features that other browsers do not have but at the same time it has many “look at this” features. Some are unnecessary but some are extremely handy such as the built in file explorer. Will I keep Xscope? Of course I will, I paid 3$ for it. Will it be my default browser? No, not yet within one or two more updates I will def become a believer!

  • ogurlpls


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344616251 Bill Maxwell

    pick me

  • dm2005

    xScope is definitely worth a try!

  • Telhunter

    Wooohoooo!!!!!!!!! I want!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/b_chua B C

    N7, please? :)

  • Ravi Surulikamu

    Good to see another nice browser.

  • Darmon Thornton

    Awesome app. Even more awesome on a Nexus 7 ;)

  • Derrick Purdy

    And…….downloaded. I am always searching for new browsers to see if anything beats my personal favorite, Dolphin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/exmobR Miguel Angel Contreras

    Tried it before wasn’t amazed. Will give it another shot!

  • Derek

    Finally a browser thats speedy and functional, once I have a device that can use it.

  • pharmdy

    Good luck and thanks for the contest!

  • RaviShah

    xscope has a cool name yo

  • niharG

    Nexus 7 plz!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rvd03 Nestor Aparicio

    xscope rules, thats why ive been using it back in the day on my evo 4g

  • http://www.facebook.com/sd4david David Haug


  • Alex Paulson

    My (soon to be) Nexus 7 smells of ……… rich mahogany.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.cellajr Ken Cella Jr

    I could totally use a nexus 7

  • Victor Epée

    Nice app!

  • ElectricCoil

    I really like that they give their users a way to still have flash :)

  • feztheforeigner

    XScope’s gesture seem very cool! Hopefully other browsers adopt similar options!

  • Doug Caldwell

    I have tried XScope and it is a very good browser.

  • hollywoodfrodo

    I’ve had Xscope on my phone for a while. It’s definitely a contender along with a couple of others.

  • Andrew Dowling

    Downloading now!

  • http://twitter.com/mlsm4 mlsm

    Never heard of Xscope, but I’ll give it a try for myself and see how it feels

  • Mikey86

    Xscope proved to be a great app. The darken mode is a cool feature. Not having to light up all the pixels will definitely free up a lot of battery power. I have to say the pin swipe and pin zoom are my favorite. im kinda lazy sometimes and love that i can go from page to page without having to open my list of pages. This is also the first browser to give me the full desk top experience. The tabs up top give the feel of actually using a full blow browser. and the settings are great. I hate mobile versions and this lets me go straight to the desktop version.

  • http://twitter.com/CoreyMcgregor Corey McGregor

    Xscope seems pretty cool, going to have to try it out

  • Brendan Rossiter

    Xscope is a prett bad a$$ browser

  • http://twitter.com/IAMKING910 D. King

    This app is awesome!!!

  • Bobby A

    Xscope is one of the fastest browsers I’ve used dating all the way back to OG Droid days.

  • bertian

    This is the winning comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacy-Shaw/100000255574834 Stacy Shaw

    I’ve tried xscope in the past and it was great before I moved to Chrome. Maybe it’s time to give it a try again

  • Ron Carter

    Much thanks for the review! If I win the Nexus 7, xScope Browser Pro will be my very first purchase.

  • wkim02

    The one handed zoom gestures sounds interesting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seapotato Karen Lee

    I heard this was an amazing tablet, would love to win!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jtwieme JT Wieme

    pin to zoom seems really cool.

  • tranceformer978

    Giving it a shot now.

  • ntegrit

    I’d like a Nexus 7 with xScope!

  • Kenneth Arnell

    The app looks pretty damn smooth. I think the app would look soooooooo much better with that uhh BRAND NEW NEXUS 7….ahem sorry I got ahead of myself…I was only thinking about my BRAND NEW NEXUS 7!

  • Edward Young Jr

    I like the one handed gestures and the built-in file browser for downloads. Does it have a built-in password manager and auto form fill? If so how protected is your data?

  • Vishnu T C

    I’ve never been a huge fan of gestures while browsing. Having said that I’ve only used a phone and never a tablet. Using gestures while browsing on a tablet seems feasible and possibly a requirement.

  • Jorge Carmona

    I need one.

  • MJBigDeal

    Can’t wait to try this app out on the new nexus 7 that I will hopefully win!

  • jmmcreynolds

    Looks like there are some nice features bundled with xScope, I’ll have to give it a try.

  • learning2

    Hmm… this browser isn’t compatible with my phone, but maybe I’ll win the tablet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1103398076 Gil Brooks Jr

    xScope is definitely worth spending a little more time with, shows a fair amount of promise! Kudos to all involved.

  • Alex Wong

    Would love to get a Nexus 7

  • atomikpunk

    I downloaded this browser and used for a bit. Why cant Chrome be this nice? I’m sold. Features are great and tweakability is great. Nice job Gary and xScope!

  • David Chu

    downloading now!

  • BronYrAur

    If what you’re saying is true, this may just be the greatest browser ever made.

  • Datboijon

    (insert witty/cool comment here)**

  • eilegz

    firefox its still the best browser :D

  • http://twitter.com/reMark1 Mark Lipsy

    I’d love to give xScope a try on a Nexus 7

  • http://twitter.com/winnipegguy2236 Shawn Bruce

    Looking forward to testing it out, hoping to see this stack up against some of the best.

  • snipercon

    Very nice review, I look forward to using this software.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=63915098 Noah Smith

    Me want free thing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.rivera.562 Paul Rivera

    I’ll be sure to give it a try. Don’t let me down review lol

  • curtis206

    It’s a good alternative to the the default.

  • Allan Gutierrez

    Checking out Xscope right now.

  • ReverseRoxas

    I’ve tried this out before… Pretty light browser IMO, and it at least fits well with ICS and JB unlike other browsers.

  • Edward Smith

    Phandroid & Xscope………………………..YOU ROCK MY SOCKS!!!!! :)

  • Ray Fingers

    Need nexus 7.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1123785880 Rob Niccum

    I love the darkening mode. My favorite feature so far!

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.kowalke Greg Kowalke

    I’m not sure I can be as witty as previous comments.

  • Michael Tarling

    Looks neat, would probably use the darken mode if I had an AMOLED screen.

  • Gary Raposo

    Xscope will be the first app I load onto my new Nexus 7.

  • First Last

    Nice browser, however, one definitely needs 2 hands on a Nexus 7 due to its width. Support for Flash until it fades away is clever. All the pinching and finger movements are extra bonuses. My question is: why is this selling for $2.99 when other browsers are free? Did I miss something? :-

  • Instant Classic

    Thanks for the giveaway Gary!

  • RiotingPanda

    Congrats for trying to get the best of both worlds!

  • Roderick Cross

    I would like love to win a new us for my 14year old daughter going into high school.

  • Dana Fletcher

    It would be nice to try before I buy. Looks cool.

  • bungadudu


    Hope to win!

  • Susan E. Wilson

    I love the one handed double tap and swipe or up and down gestures making it easy to navigate within your browser.

  • kapil sukhyani

    great great great, I always love something like this. But would like even more if I win at least once

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.cathers Dan Cathers

    That is awesome.

  • http://www.vgchartz.com SuperChunk

    That sounds pretty cool. Love to give it a try.

  • rustygh

    Can’t begin to say how happy I am you did this review
    ever since getting gs3 w/ICS I have used chrome and I wasn’t happy
    Went back to xscope and everything is better, again! ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/taylorling Taylor Ling

    Count me in! ;-) xScope Browser is pretty great browser with great gesture-based navigation which has no match. Keep it up!

  • Rob Petersen

    Darkening mode is sweet!

  • http://twitter.com/Eduardo_does Eduardo G.

    Good luck to everyone in the contest!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR6HpRLyzMY Walter Sobchak

    I seem to remember downloading this way back in the day, on my g1 perhaps? Maybe it was the D1. Did this have one of those on the fly flash to mp4 conversion features?

  • julian

    Woo finally a 4.0, browser with darken mode!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hendrik.liu Hendrik Liu

    Okay…the SwipeNav technology is interesting…but it isn’t free, so i think it isn’t worth trying on my Xperia Mini Pro because of the small screen….

  • Michael Sean Christensen

    The app looks pretty well designed. Would love to check it out on an Android tablet!

  • Kala82

    This browser looks great on my fascinate! It would look way better on a tablet though!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/B6CQPQB2YL3YAVE6IZFRQ7AAZM Elias Miller

    me like

  • ailurophile1

    I’m sure that many people will be impressed by this browser, but include me out. It doesn’t do anything that Chrome Mobile doesn’t already do; it just does them differently. And when you zoom on a page, you can’t move that page around to locate your target, according to the review. That’s a big minus to me. I just don’t see how this is any better than any other mobile browser out there. Meh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.sacharoff Sam Sacharoff

    I’ll have to check it out. it’s always nice to have options!

  • http://twitter.com/sjoblom1 Steve Sjöblom

    I can’t wait to save battery life with darken; that’s a great feature by itself, but when combined with speed, this looks like a winner

  • Andrew

    I remember hearing about xscope months and months ago, everyone said it was an extremely fast browser and they loved it, looks like they just made it better and better since then, I’ll most likely be buying this app once I get the 3 bucks for it. Damn I’m poor.

  • Calwin Yong

    Would be great to have a nexus 7 to replace my aging htc desire for web browsing ;)

  • http://twitter.com/karmic_shift Robbi Tracy

    Have been a long time user of xscope, always preferred it to Dolphin Browser. Would love a shiny new tablet to run it on too.

  • Ceefax

    Nice review, will check out this browser later on and see how it feels against Chrome.

  • Sam Mitchell

    Give me a nexus 7 please

  • KADlancer

    This app actually looks nice. I like the “darken” mode as my current handset is kind of cheap in the battery department. Sleek design and nice look&feel. I’ll see if it will live up to the expectations during the first 15 Minutes.

    I sure would like to test this app on a new handset *hint hint*

  • http://twitter.com/TheGoOse Javier Prieto シ

    I used Xscope some time ago and I liked it, although I’m now trying the stock browser again. It’s time to give Xscope a new chance! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=562661153 Andres Garcia

    I like turtles…

    Hope I win

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Meier/100003487433704 Martin Meier

    The gestures are pretty neat. I’ll give it a try.

  • http://twitter.com/The_Superhoo Ben

    Love that more browsers are popping up! Will definitely check it out

  • UTZorro

    I’d love to win a Nexus!! The browser looks cool too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andddlay Andrew Black

    Been using xscope for awhile now, and it works great! Props to the dev!

  • SCaseyJordan

    I haven’t heard of XScope before. I will learn more and perhaps try it. Thanks for the info and the chance at a Nexus 7.

  • metalron

    Is it just me or no one finds this a little hypocritical? I mean a few weeks ago Phandroid detested a website who would provide “LEGIT reviews on an app” service, and now Phandroid seems to be kinda doing the same thing? I doubt you guys decided to review Xscope and he happened to plan a free giveaway? Either ways, I love the app but need 4.0 to get the latest update since the old one is not so great with background loading anymore :S I want to win!

  • Andrew Rago

    This app actually looks pretty good Im going to give it a try for sure

  • Micah Madru

    Pretty epic browser!

  • http://www.facebook.com/superskerple Stephen Parker

    Fantastic review! The Nexus 7 rules!

  • Dynamite

    I’ve used xScope before. Not a bad browser I must say.

    Ps: Everyone, be a good sport and please, please stop commenting :)

  • http://twitter.com/DennisTweety Dennis

    I love the “Darken mode” feature, that would come in super handy on the Galaxy S3

  • ObasiS

    Gah! Darn you, special contests that make me come out of my dark corner and post!

  • Samer

    Nexus 7 sold out here. Been waiting weeks for it

  • http://omgdroid.com/ Tony Simons

    Count me in! I love contests and am still bummed I can’t afford a Nexus 7! I doubt I’ll win, but here’s to trying, right?!

  • http://twitter.com/_raz_ Rasmus Stoltzenberg

    Great review and you definitely got me hooked on to xScope!

  • arvj

    i want both!

  • Jason Williams

    I’m glad someone finally added a darken feature to their browser.
    Seems like everyone should have it.

  • Shamus McMickelson

    I would give the xScope Browser a whirl if I had a nice shiny Nexus 7 to try it out on!

  • irishrally

    I use xscope … occasionally.

  • Michael Schappel

    You know what’s fun? Frisbee

  • luis moreno

    Its ok, i like chrome better

  • http://twitter.com/madaohasmadcow Madeline Dao

    Darkening mode seems cool. Be a lot easier on the eyes at night time also.

  • Kieron Quinn

    Looks like chrome with the awesome ICS/Jelly Bean theme. I like that, looks better and works better than chrome itself :D
    Just bought it too, hope it works on my current bad devices ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/petey.sea.1 Petey Sea

    great browser guys, I wish you all the best with it and hope that it goes exactly how you’re wanting it to! Even though I probably won’t win, thanks for the oppourtunity, people like you make android the great community it is! Cheers!

  • pepperonijack

    This seems to be a well-featured browser, I like the gestures shortcuts and the toggles. I hopeI can use it on a Nexus 7…
    (By the way, Walt Jr.’s website in the video? Nice touch!)

  • UCHuskies

    Darken mode of Xscope is pretty awesome, but pin to zoom is freakin sweet!

  • http://twitter.com/noneedtotweet noneedtotweet

    Coool, waiting for you email :P

  • http://twitter.com/chiefvelo Jonathan Shell

    I have been using Xscope pro for almost 2 years and it continues to improve. The features are a big plus and it has been a quick browser but the one thing that always stood out compared to other altunitives was the fact I could count on it to consistently work on each web page and even work well in desk top mode. I have found any other that would work as consistently.

  • Phoen1x1

    Seems like a great tablet and that was a nice review. Great job on the browser, would love to own that Nexus :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.allocca Stephen Allocca

    i am not a big fan of chrome as a browser so i will be giving Xscope a shot next time its payday

  • Pasi Tiainen

    If only I would have some Android device to test the browser on ;)

  • ScottyByrd

    Love the Ad blocking and darkened mode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mehdi-Jaffery/614900473 Mehdi Jaffery

    Okay can I get my Nexus 7 now

  • Will Turner

    Looks interesting, I’ll have to try it.

  • tonns

    It certainly works and I agree it’s got great potential, but it’s still pretty far away from making me turn away from Chrome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/iffay Irfan ‘Iffay’ Mohammad

    its a really good app

  • Jeff Farrlley

    Would love to try this out on a nexus 7!

  • http://phandroid buzzkill657

    I will keep this as a secondary browser for now and see where the developer takes it

  • http://twitter.com/louioo Louis Esner

    At such a low price it looks like a great browser, got it on my Galaxy Nexus and would love it on my Nexus 7! (If I was to own one)

  • Ion Frantzis

    Interested intrying out Darken mode could be use full for not disturbing my wife when i read in bed.

  • Laborin_HK

    ^^ I remember using xScope before (beta?) It was nice then… but I haven’t used this one. O_O seeing apps go from alpha, beta and final makes me feel old.

    Good luck to everyone!

  • Richard Schnatterly

    Every good App can become a great App with enough tweaking. I’ll give it a chance after I buy my Galaxy Note 2! :)

  • Jerry Hicks

    I would love to check out xScope on a Nexus 7!

  • George Winkler

    I would really like to try out xScope on a new 7

  • http://profiles.google.com/jhc.starner Justin Cessna

    Looks awesome. Just wishing I had the Nexus to test it with. :)

  • BroodjeBami

    Nexus 7? Sure. :)

  • boywizzer_thegreat

    Xscope and nexus 7 perfect combination screw apple and it’s patents

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-H-Kleschinsky/9108907 John H. Kleschinsky

    I’m liking the gestures! Might have to give this browser a try.

  • talktothehandroid

    xScope Browser Pro is pretty sweet Kip. You can use one finger to flippin pin to zoom. Double tap and swipe in chronological order to switch through your tabs. Are you blind Kip? No that is just the Darken Mode to save your eyesight and amoled battery. Ligers will find this feature useless as ligers can see without their eyes. It’s pretty sweet to access the SD Card from the browser menu. Now I can walk 40 miles and instagram pic of ligers and bears. The stock browser is gross. Eat it Tina. I would pretty much say the xScope Browser Pro is the best browser in the universe. I can’t be really sure though unless I can see it on a Nexus 7. Guess I’ll have to take this dude’s word on it for now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trey.james Trey James

    Haven’t heard of xscope before, but will definitely take a look into what it is!!

  • Brandon Shelton

    I used xscope on one of my previous devices. It was definitely one of my favorite browsers. I’ll have to give it a try on my gnex

  • Finky343

    Darken and incognito = Win and sold

  • Eric Holland

    Impressed with the browser on Galaxy Nexus…i think it’d be better tested on a new Nexus 7 however

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000033374056 Austin Petrowitsch

    i wanttt.

  • William Bynum

    who me?? how thoughtful of you!!

  • Donanfer Montoya

    Thank you Gary Sui for choosing me to be the winner of the Nexus 7 for me to use xScope on and promote its use to all my friends! Their iPad batteries will overheat with envy!

  • Orlando Antongiorgi

    I’d leave a review for Xscope, but these are just too funny to to… Good luck to all of you

  • Matt Gerdts

    Used to use xScope on my OG Droid, great browser! =D

  • Ronald Jones

    Great review, going to go give Xscope a try now.

  • Matt Bailey

    I like the idea of the customizability, heading to the Play Store to check it out.

  • cns2007

    The Nexus 7 is for me!!

  • xchopx

    Darken is great for surfing the web at night… a lot easier on your eyes… and has built in ad blocker… GREAT browser

  • Michael Henrich

    Nexus 7 sounds fun

  • pensfan8771

    Would love to try this out on a Nexus 7 please.

  • DarthEnzo

    xScope looks interesting. I especially like the idea of the various gestures and the darkened mode/theme. Also, I’m just gonna keep entering all these Nexus 7 contests until I win one, so save everyone the hassle and give this one to me.

  • trazer

    I’ll give it a shot for sure, always looking for something better for a browser. Now if only I could get something for my WP…..

  • David Jones

    Xscope looks pretty cool. Going to try it out now.

  • Jon Setliff

    Not sure I will use this over Chrome. I just can’t give up the sync it has with my desktop Chrome browser.

  • Alberto Giardino

    Nexus 7, wow. That would be great with Xscoupe. Give give give…. please!

  • Jason Grieshaber

    gonna give it a try, looks smoother than firefox or chrome

  • http://www.facebook.com/MSGaldenzi Michael Galdenzi

    Good review. Phandroid has lead me to find several apps that I use on a daily basis, and because of that… I always come back. In to win!

  • picaso86

    XScope browser is fast and smooth but I only wish the UI was cleaner and I will use it as my daily driver. Keep up the GREAT work guys! Android Rocks! :)

  • Roman Bybliv

    Good luck everyone

  • Roman Bybliv

    Definitely a browser I will try as soon as I’m home

  • Cedric Mendiola

    i’d like one please :)

  • http://twitter.com/GregGeter Greg Geter

    These days, there’s just one question for me: does it sync my browsing history across all Android devices and all computers I have?

  • Grant Jones

    pretty sweet app

  • YariCavi

    All right I’ll give this browser a try

  • hoboy

    nexus 7, please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlchamberlain Carl Chamberlain

    Awesome I could use one

  • eriko500

    Looks awesome…could I have one please?

  • Kristopher Clark

    Sounds like a sweet deal to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tlalan Ted Lalan

    Looks pretty cool, love the extra gesture idea. plus i want to win!

  • Julian Verity

    Hearing lots of good things, looks like I’ll have to try this browser out.

  • Earl Past

    Darkening mode takes an app to the next level.

  • Craig Gunderson

    File browser – NICE ADD!

  • Derick Shipley

    The gestures feature of Xscope looks like an amazing feature that I would love to experience for myself some day. I’ve never personally had any tablet and have been considering the Nexus 7 since it came out. It would be the best early Christmas present ever to be able to get this amazing tablet and use Xscope.

  • Dina Aronzon

    Yes please

  • http://twitter.com/alexbernson Alex Bernson

    Pin to zoom sounds awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.cardoza.39 Richard Cardoza

    Simply Amazing…what else has to be said!!!

  • Rouel

    Me Please!! Dark Mode +1

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    It looks like a nice implementation but I will be tough to sway from chrome just because of its integration with everything else.

  • Thomas Skehan

    I just want a free Nexus 7!

  • Jim Roth

    Xscope. That word again. It takes me back – back to a time when hippies roamed the earth, and disco music was beginning its dastardly reign. When I was a young boy growing up in Moldava, we had access to many things, but were always denied the ability to post rambling, bullshit stories on the internet. Stories that run on forever and ever and ever and ever and ever. Which brings me to my time in the Philippines. But that’s another story.

    Anyhoo, this browser thing is pretty cool.

    Oops. Missed a meeting.

  • dominiej

    My friend has the Nexus 7 and it’s amazing! I want one!!

  • Mark

    Tried it out, it’s definitely a contender!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dilagable Daniel Padgett

    I need a Nexus 7 to be able to fully test Xscope!

  • kinson25

    I love the Darkened mode. Not just for saving battery, it will save my eyes when using it in the dark!

  • duke69111

    Looks like a good browser, it does need some work done around the edges, but hopefully with time will come something special.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Dye/575025297 Mike Dye

    Awesome tablet i cant wait to win it. XScope has been my browser of choice for some time and is constantly improving

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  • Duggleass

    I have never used Xscope. I haven’t used any Droid apps at all so far. I am a poor (RE: Frugal) guy who has medical expenses and such to keep up with. So purchases like a tablet are something I window shop for 2 + years before buying used somewhere. My only hope to check any of this out and thus have an opinion on the matter is through the random chances provided by sites like this, giving them away. I would cross my fingers, but don’t believe in luck. I believe in pure randomness and total kindness. I get excited to see the two meet, but will never confuse them for luck. I should hope to never be so insulting.

    If I do win, I promise to come back and offer up a review however.

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeGuest George Guest

    I gave it a try and I am a big fan of the darkening mode. Great work!

  • Justin Meisner

    I’ve been using dolphin for ages. Sounds like it’s time to try something new.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4503716 Brett Nolan

    That looks like a rather impressive browser, very customizable and some nice gestures. Coming from an iOS background myself I always get jealous when I see stuff like this and wish I has a way to set my default browser (w/o jailbreaking). If I win the Nexus, I’ll definitely be checking out xScope.

  • http://twitter.com/itzxdjx Jorge Vieira

    I’m downloading it.

  • scsimanno

    Love this app. The customization options are superb

  • monsterenergy22

    I have been using xScope since my Droid1, love it!

  • Tommy Thompson

    Great review, I will definitely be checking this out!

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  • caretakerthe

    I really like the Darken idea, that could save a lot of power on AMOLED displays

  • Ryan Zeek

    love xscope pro

  • zanoodi

    Seems like a worthwhile browser based on this review. I’ll take a look on the Play Store and take it for a test drive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1407867433 Dayna Foster Delavergne

    Very helpful review–as we evaluate the ever-increasing options among tablet apps!

  • CAPerkins22

    I’m interested to see how the blackened screen looks – I use that feature on the Kindle app all the time.

  • Taha Hawa

    Awwww yeeeaaaaaahhhhhh Nexus 7

  • http://www.facebook.com/itacm136 Andrew C. Maier

    I am always in the market for a new browser, as I am not too keen on any that are out there right now. The features that have been pointed out make this a real contender. I would be happy to try this out on my tablet and replace Chrome. Good luck everyone

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.pagano.71 Samuel Pagano

    what a wonderful app!

  • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

    Nice, I’ll have to give that app a try.

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  • Greg

    I’ll take a look


    So has anyone won?

  • Havoc70

    Who won?

  • http://geekspertise.net/ Elise Hines

    I like turtles.

  • donovan shore

    And the winner is…