You can plug a freaking mouse into your phone?!
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First things first: update your phone to the latest version of Android! Open Settings > About tablet or phone > System updates > Check now or Update. Some of these tips require the latest version, Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Multitask better by loading links in the background.
Flynx (free) is freaking amazing. Tap on a link and a little bubble will pop up on the side of your screen with a loading animation. Once the link is done loading, tap the bubble to read the article, then flick the bubble down to close it. Best part: you can load multiple pages at once without ever leaving your news feed or social media stream.
Link Bubble Browser (free) is a good alternative, as it shows you how much time you've actually saved, but it's not as slick as Flynx.