Dolphin Browser celebrates 80 million installs with new version

June 20, 2013
50 22 3 45
Dolphin Browser is celebrating 80 million downloads with a new version, full of improvements.

    dolphin browser

    Dolphin Browser is one of the most popular mobile browsers out there, a fact proven by the 80 million downloads it’s celebrating (it has celebrated 50 million a few months ago).

    Well, if the 50 million downloads have been celebrated with the release of Jetpack, making Dolphin Browser much faster, the 80 million wouldn’t have gone uncelebrated, either. The makers of the browser are doing so with the release of version 10, one that’s filled with important improvements.

    The first thing you'll definitely notice is the new design, a cleaner, more elegant one.

    The first thing you’ll definitely notice is a cleaner, more elegant design. You now can swipe to get to menus or history, for example and you can populate your Dolphin Browser home screen with the web apps you need closer to you, for easy access. The even nicer part is that apps can be grouped into folders, by just dragging them one on top of the other, so you can keep things better organized. There are tons of them, so you’ll certainly find something of interest to you.

    Also, you have a button which allows to swipe in one of three directions to get to the Sonar feature (Dolphin Browser’s voice search feature), browser menu or the list of currently open tabs, which can be quite handy.

    Dolphin Browser

    Another nice idea is that you can use the search bar to look for things on multiple websites, not only the default search engine. You just click the bar and then Google (or whatever search engine is the default one), and you’ll get icons of the available search engines.

    Flash support is disabled by default in the new version, but you can easily re-enable it from the Settings menu (you’ll find it under Web Content).

    As you can see, lots of improvements to Dolphin Browser in the new version, made without altering the browser’s user experience. If you were a Dolphin Browser user until now, you’ll certainly enjoy the new version, and if not, now is as good a time as ever to give it a shot.

    Do you use Dolphin Browser? What do you think of the new update?

    50 22 3

    Comments

    • Nina Johnson-Kanu

      looks like chrome

    • 윌 스튜어트

      I think Dolphin is the best Android browser. Chrome is just awful and takes ages to load up Disqus comments.

      • TheApprentice

        Use the disqus app……Ohhhh wait…. your Android doesn’t have one. LOL :D :D :D

        • Adrian Remus

          Disqus app is great. Right now i’m answering you from it. They did a good job.

          • TheApprentice

            Yep, me too, the day I have put my hands on disqus app. I don’t go on my pc to reply.

            Edit: – yeah sure

            • Adrian Remus

              Do you have a lumia?

            • TheApprentice

              Yep. Proud owner of a Nokia 620.

            • Adrian Remus

              I still have the old lumia 800. I want to upgrade but i wait for 8.1 to see the new wave of devices.

            • TheApprentice

              Yep. I was tired of Android and its cuatomizations and no updates, lags, crashes, malwares, viruses, battery issues. I wanted a simple phone that would just work out of the box, only other option was iOS, but those are damn costly. Finally when WP arrived bought a 610, and now upgraded to 620. Windows phone gas given me the best user experience and I am completely satisfied with it. Though there are some niggles here and there, but they don’t bother me. I am happy that I am getting the same experience as the top end models of WP. That way I am content that I am not sacrificing much. On top Nokias hardware has always been the best for me and still remains. All in I am happy with Nokia+WP.

            • Adrian Remus

              That is exactly why i chose WP! And that is exactly why i countinue with it. I will also consider buying the next xbox but i will wait a little more

            • TheApprentice

              Awesome. I am not a fan of consoles. Keyboard and mouse are my comfort zones.

            • Adrian Remus

              Used to be mine too but i stopped investing money in pc, not that consoles are cheap. Now i also play more rarely because i work a lot in weekdays; only in weekend i spend little time. So consoles work for me now.

            • TheApprentice

              Mine is opposite, my profession demands I heavily invest in PC. Weekends don’t exist for all are weekdays. So my PC is kind of a everything. :D :D.

            • Adrian Remus

              I spend 8-9 hours/day on pc at work. When i get home the only thing i dont want to see is the pc :D.

              Where are you from?

            • TheApprentice

              Lucky you. I don’t have option. The last show I watched on TV was Man vs Wild almost two weeks ago.

              India.

            • 윌 스튜어트

              “customizations and no updates, lags, crashes, malwares, viruses, battery issues” – You do realise this is an Android fan page. Most of the commenters on here are nerds (sorry guys). They have found ways to ways to fix what you have mentioned and have unlocked the true potential of their phones.

            • TheApprentice

              Thats exactly what I didnt wanted. Read my next line where I say, I wanted phone to just work out of the box. without having to root, or install a launcher or install a custom rom or install some apks just so that I can do my stuff better.

            • 윌 스튜어트

              I wasn’t assuming anything. And I’m not trying to dissuade you from commenting here but look around – I’d be amazed if you find someone here criritisng Android. (other than me) People on this page like Android for what it is.

            • TheApprentice

              Good for them, good for you. But not me. I am a strong supporter of open standards, but not in cost of my privacy. I don’t know if its true. But I feel Google is not doing enough to protect the privacy of its users, on the other hand why would they, since user data is source of their primary income. Recently I read about incognito mode being baked in cyanogen builds. That actually was what Google should have done instead of someone from outside. Google needs to take responsibility of their OS, instead of blaming the OEMs. Just my thought, don’t jump to any conclusions. But I suppose this is what exactly happened during a conference at this years I/O.

            • 윌 스튜어트

              Explain to me how you came to the conclusion that “Google is not doing enough to protect the privacy of its users”?

            • TheApprentice

              Read my comment again, slowly, carefully without hate. If you get it good. Else there is no point in, me repeating it again

            • 윌 스튜어트

              I knew you were going to be ignorant. I have and asked you to prove your point. I got a feeling you are not on your next reply.

            • TheApprentice

              Whatever you want is in my comment perfectly clear. Not my problem that you don’t posses enough intelligence to deduce it from the comments.

            • 윌 스튜어트

              And you’ve proven my point again that you are ignorant, you do realise I predicted you were going to say that – just like I predicted what Huawei is planning to do?

              Anyway, I ask you to prove to me your claims by providing credible evidence and yet you reply the same ignorant nonsense. Please, don’t bother replying to me without proof of your accusations. I’m not here to talk to idiots.

            • TheApprentice

              Oh great nostradamus. You have returned. Welcome. If you are so good at predicting the future? Why you always ask for proof? I said whatever proof you want is in my comments. Go find it. Its right in front of you. What more evidence do you want? You can keep calling me an idiot, but simply shows that you cant get over it.

            • 윌 스튜어트

              Again, you say you don’t want to repeat yourself yet you just did now in that entire reply. “Google is not doing enough to protect the privacy of its users” – I dont see any links proving that misinformed opinion. Could you please prove that? You say you don’t repeat yourself yet you repeated yourself how many times now?

            • TheApprentice

              Because I want you to learn reading and understanding comments. You keep on asking things again and agian even when they are right in front of you. Thats why I am not spoon fedding you. Go figure yourself.

            • EvenInTheDarkestHour

              Did you weigh WP vs iOS when switching from Android? What was the deciding factor? I’ve been using Android for quite some time, but had W 6.x prior. Android is great, but does require regular maintenance.

            • TheApprentice

              Yes. I did consider iOS. But price factor played its cards. Minimum price for iOS device here was $785. And I seriously don’t like to spend that much on something as simple as a phone.

            • EvenInTheDarkestHour

              Fair enough. Apple does price their phones in the top tier.

            • TheApprentice

              Hmm.

        • 윌 스튜어트

          Good for you mate but what are you doing on AA? I think you are on the wrong site. :s

          • TheApprentice

            I think your memory is getting weak grandpa. You forgot I have mentioned before that I follow irrespective of websites. So you can come on wmpoweruser and I can’t come on AA? I thought Android was all about freedom and opness. Sadly I don’t see that quality in you. You a bad fanboy.

            • 윌 스튜어트

              I did not say you can’t come on this website, I’m not bothered either way. I’m just wondering what are you suddenly doing here that’s all.

            • TheApprentice

              I like to give surprises. :)

      • http://seafoodie.me/ Ryan

        We’re testing a new mobile-optimized comments embed. Shouldn’t be too much longer now!

        • 윌 스튜어트

          Thanks for replying Ryan. Any plans for a Disqus app on Android & iOS?

          • http://seafoodie.me/ Ryan

            Not yet, but we’re interested. Speaking on my own behalf here, I think people rarely need to go to Disqus.com – you would just encounter it on your favorite sites, so having an app isn’t the only important component right now. So the first priority is to make sure Disqus works well on every mobile device no matter if that site creates a native or web app.

            I made/maintain the WP app in my own time as a way to learn/experiment, but that has more to do with already having a C# background. So there’s no weird agenda here on mine or the company’s part. I’m pretty device-agnostic, personally; I’ve had them all and prefer certain things from each, so I’d love to see the same quality Disqus experience everywhere.

            • SPOOKY133

              Ryan, Ya Little Nerd /Geek, I’m a Granny To Ya’ll….. There

              are Jerk. Trolls Buggin’ Us and Greta Doesn’t See.

              Greta Is a Nice Person but Some of The BS Needs To Stop.

              Please Ryan , Help

              Greta, and We Don’t Need Stalkers and Death Threats.

        • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

          For some reason I can’t get Disqus mobile to load in Dolphin Browser on Android 2.3. It also doesn’t render well in Oper classic. I forgot the feedback link so can you please take this feedback?

          • http://seafoodie.me/ Ryan

            We’ll take a look, thanks!

            • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

              Also, why do I not see the “Launch Disqus Mobile” link anymore? Did you guys get rid of that?

      • Erica

        I can’t get disqus to load at all in dolphin browser, yet it works fine in the beta browser?

        • 윌 스튜어트

          Dolphin is not Beta, it works fine on my GS2. Its faster than stock, Chrome takes forever to load and Ive just start using it on FireFox – It seems pretty fast on FF too. You should try it.

    • Sal

      To me I find the dolphin browser the best I’ve installed on my phone. The design is simple sleek, elegant and modern. I like the new update and the polished UI. Good work guys. When I get a larger better sized android dolphin browser would be the first app ill download.

    Popular

    Latest