Update – We have a new list of the best Android browsers, check it out!
There are so many Android browsers out there today, and each one claims to be better than the last. Some offer great experiences, whilst others boast that they are simple and just get the job done. I’ve been through many browsers in the last two years, and found a great set of them to showcase to you.
So without ado, these are the best Android browsers of 2012!
We asked and you answered. According to our February poll, Dolphin is the favorite Android browser of our readers. And there are plenty of reasons to love Dolphin, from the blazing-fast navigation, to the intuitive way to access bookmarks and the support for add-ons.
Another cool thing about Dolphin is how easy it is to control your browsing experience using nothing but gestures. Being a Webkit-based browser, Dolphin naturally supports the swipes and zooms that we all know and love, but the app also lets you assign custom gestures to websites, for quick access. Want to go to Facebook? Just scribble an “f”. It’s easy and fun, and it’s the kind of simplicity-oriented thinking [...]
Running at optimum condition is any mobile device user’s nirvana. A lagging device or a slow connection is sure to ruin a nice day, or sour some moods, at least. Optimization is key and users are quick to search for ways to save as much bandwidth, memory, or disk space as they can.
It’s time to take control over your browsing experience. The new Browser Swap app enters the Android arena as a refreshing solution to managing your favorite sites and browser preferences. If you’ve always been irked at how you can’t seem to get a handle on your surfing experience, Browser Swap is a clever app that allows you to specify which sites open with which [...]
One of the reasons why the Kindle Fire became overhyped when it was first announced was the Silk Browser feature added by Amazon. Even though the browser was perceived to have a substantial improvement on loading speeds, it quickly lost interest with Android users because it was exclusive to the Kindle Fire. Thankfully, some XDA Developers were able to tinker around with the browser and get it to run on rooted devices.
After being able to use the browser, the end result is actually based on personal preference. But yes, a number of users have mentioned that the browser is by no means any faster than the rest. Many discovered that the cloud-based caching of the browser [...]
So the other night I got an alpha version of ICS installed on my Droid 3, and I have to say I am impressed. Hashcode has been hard at work since the release of the source code, and had done some amazing things. I am currently using it for my daily driver and if you don’t mind being a guinea pig give it a shot yourself. For being an alpha it is very stable, and many of the main functions work. Here is the list from Hashcode’s blog of what works and what does not.
Many of the base phone functions are now working. And that includes:Phone is usable in CDMA and GSM modes for making/receiving calls as well as 3G data. Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS all work HW [...]
If you’ve already gotten accustomed to the mobile version of Firefox, you will be pleased to know that there are some changes to its Android interface. Mozilla, the company behind the famous browser, released some photos of a futuristic Firefox for Android last Thursday.
At first glance, changes are not that visible and easy to spot. But if you look closely, you’ll see that there are really some differences with the new interface. One of the changes you’ll notice on a standard window is that the tab management has been moved to the right side of the location bar. At the same time, the location bar has been upgraded to rounded corners. A lot of the bigger redesigns of [...]
There are a total of more than 150,000 Android apps out on the market now. The overwhelmingly huge amount of application choices can be mind-boggling to a new Android phone user. Here is an attempt to make the decision a little easier. Presented below are some apps that by their features and popularity can be labeled as ‘must-haves’. They cover most of the common uses and aspects of an Android phone from basic operation to entertainment and security.Customization Apps 1. Free Advanced Task Manager
As the name says, this program enables you to accomplish the basic routines quickly without eating up your phone’s resources. These tasks include viewing system information, [...]
There is no sweeter news for Honeycomb tablets these days than that of the newest version of the Mozilla Firefox browser, the tablet-optimized version of which is fast approaching a publicly usable stage.
Developers of the Firefox version for Android tablets have given us a peek into their upcoming browser designed specifically for Android 3.x Honeycomb tablets.
The tablet version of Firefox is a successor of its phone version. Developers say that both versions have the same scripting and extensions support that makes the browser appealing.
The Firefox browser for Android tablets follows the ethos and spirit of minimalistic design, which Honeycomb is [...]
Firefox is one of the world’s most popular browsers, and even though Chrome may work better with Android, Firefox is still the king of browser for many people. This is why seeing the newest version of the Firefox Beta for Android can excite a lot of users. It’s out on the Market right now, and it brings a whole lot of UI changes, performance improvements, and other fixes and enhancements.
Here’s what’s new for this version of Firefox for Android:Better start-up – Firefox is now optimized to start faster and is less of a memory drain Higher-quality image scaling – Those small screens won’t be a problem anymore as you can view [...]