Dolphin Browser HD reaches version 8.7, changes name to “Dolphin Browser”

by: LucianAugust 4, 2012
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The Dolphin Browser has been one of Android’s users favorite third-party browsers. Formerly known as Dolphin Browser HD, it’s now changing its name to Dolphin Browser in an effort to simplify things. The change starts with version 8.7 and it brings a series of improvements as well.

The new version includes a cleaner address bar that gives more search suggestions, a better interface for tablets, and “larger space for big thumbs and small keypads.” The new update also allows for easier bookmark management and deletion of unwanted bookmarks, a shortcut directly to the Sonar, as well as “stability and performance improvements.”

The launch of Chrome for Android must be seen as a threat for the Dolphin Browser team, especially now that Chrome will be the default browser on Android starting with the Jelly Bean version. Over 300 million users use Chrome on the desktop, and Chrome for Android is the only Android browser that can sync with your desktop Chrome tabs, and that’s a big plus for many users.

Things might get harder from here for the Dolphin Browser team, but that’s why they need to keep up with the innovations, and create compelling features for users to chose the Dolphin Browser over Chrome, Firefox or other Android browsers.

  • Faiz

    Maybe they should work on conserving the battery when using this browser.

  • MasterMuffin

    Maybe they should try to make the best performing browser. Chrome looks great but isn’t so fast. Dolphin has addons but isn’t fast. In benchmark testing (sun spider etc.) Opera is pretty fast but I just don’t like it and Firefox takes the place of the best performing browser and it has addons. But my sgs3 has so fast default browser that I’m staying with it, but there is something for you to think about (I also tested other popular browsers like boat, xscope, easy browser etc. But they weren’t good enough to be even mentioned) :)