Looking for Best Android based browser for mobile device ? Just try Dolphin Browser for Android. Dolphin browser 10.3.0 is the latest update of Dolphin Browser from Google Play store. This update is released on date : March 26, 2014. Dolphin’s feature set is definitely its strength. In addition to tabbed browsing, bookmarking (that syncs to Google bookmarks), and multitouch zooming, it can also flag sites to read later as well as a tie-in to Delicious. You can search content within a page, subscribe to RSS feeds through Google Reader, and share links with social networks. The capability to download YouTube videos is another plus, as is swiping to switch between open tabs. It also has voice search in the new tab page, and you can choose if Web sites see you as an Android, iPhone, or desktop user. As far as Android browser alternatives go, Dolphin Browser (formerly Dolphin Browser HD) was a trailblazer when it launched with a laundry list of features, like gestures and custom User Agents that let you load mobile or desktop versions of websites. A couple years later, most of Dolphin’s competitors have caught up feature-wise, and Google keeps its stock browser the most standards-compatible.
Dolphin Browser HD for Android is the Sonar and Add-on enabled mobile web browser. Dolphin listens and lets you use your voice to search on the Internet, share on your favorite social networks, bookmark your favorite website, and navigate. Let your inner artist out and create a personal Gesture (symbol) to access the mobile and desktop websites you use the most. Dolphin Browser HD features Fast Web page loading, with no ads. Dolphin Webzine simplifies the way you read your favorite mobile content, from news to blogs and websites. No need to toggle between screens; tabbed browsing lets you open and switch between Web pages fast as lightning.
★ Theme & wallpapers – Customize theme colors and wallpapers to make Dolphin your own
★ Web App Store – The all-new Dolphin web app store offers access to the most popular web apps so you never have to leave the browser. Choose from over 200 web apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Amazon and more.
★ Home Screen – Adding applications to your home screen is super easy. Plus you can quickly organized them for one touch access.
★ One-tap Share – Tweet web pages, post them to Facebook, share via email or grab any content and save it directly to Evernote or Box.
★ Tabbed browsing – No need to toggle between screens, tabbed browsing lets you open and switch between Web pages fast as lightning.
★ Dolphin Connect – Sync history, bookmarks, passwords and open tabs easily across Android, iOS and desktop.
★ Send to device: Send links, maps, phone numbers, & more from your desktop to your phone and vice versa with Dolphin’s Chrome, Firefox and Safari extensions.**
★ WiFi – Broadcast – Share links with Dolphin friends nearby on your wifi network.
★ Sonar – Dolphin listens and lets you use your voice to search on the Internet, share on your favorite social networks, bookmark favorite website and navigate.
★ Gesture – Let your inner artist out and create a personal Gesture (symbol) to access the mobile and desktop websites you use the most.Gestures is an interesting addition to what the Dolphin browser has to offer. Perhaps some would say they’re not all that useful but they are interesting, fun, and just plain neat.
★ Add-on – Beef up your mobile Internet browser experience by installing the Add-ons for the tasks you need at your fingertips. With more than 60 and counting, Dolphin Add-ons enables any action to be done right within the mobile browser. You can check out the Add-on features with 3 preloaded on your right Sidebar.
★ Voice Control – The Dolphin browser now even lets you control it by using your voice! The other option that comes up when you click the dolphin button is called Sonar. That is the Dolphin browser’s word for voice control. Now through a list of specific voice commands, you can almost totally control your web browser, at least do a good deal of navigating.
I ran a quick test. I wanted to find out if the Nexus 7 was for sale on Ebay so I simply said “Ebay Nexus 7″ and it took me straight to Ebay’s search results for Nexus 7. Perfect.
Favorite Add-ons :
Dolphin has a strong set of thoughtful add-ons to enhance your mobile browsing experience. For instance, I thought Dolphin’s new Webzine feature would be superfluous, but it’s now the first thing I open after launching Dolphin. Webzine aggregates online publications onto one page in a series of thumbnails. You tap a thumbnail to scroll through the publication’s news feed, which displays titles and summaries in boxes.
Dolphin Battery Saver is an easy way to extend your juice by giving you the most energy-conserving settings, like auto-dimming and screen timeouts.
I also added Evernote, a screengrabber (handy on devices running anything below Android 4.0 and can’t even take screenshots), WiFi Charger, Web to PDF convertor, the LastPass password manager, and a couple Web games. Most brand-name apps that have add-ons support Dolphin as well.
I really wish Dolphin’s add-on page had a search bar so I don’t have to scroll through them all. Also, I wasn’t able to successfully uninstall add-ons within the browser itself. They just kept reappearing in my process tree. In the end I went through my stock Android setting to uninstall the add-ons.
- Pros:Intuitive interface. Supports LastPass password manager, Evernote, screengrab taker. Syncs to Google bookmarks. Supports voice- or gesture-based navigation.
- Cons : No desktop version. Slower than stock Android browser
- Bottom Line : Dolphin Browser 8.8 isn’t the fastest Android browser in Google Play, but the latest version retains its Editors’ Choice designation for balancing performance with a thoughtful collection of mobile add-ons.
Best Balance of Features and Performance
Dolphin Browser isn’t the fastest browser for Android devices, but it manages to strike a fine balance between features and performance, and therefore remains our Editors’ Choice for Android browsers. There are plenty of cool add-ons to explore, from the useful ones like LastPass and Evernote, to the more inane ones like an app that converts photos of women’s clothing into “see-through clothing” or a poker game. But more importantly, Dolphin is snappy and relatively fast for such a powerful, feature-rich browser. If speed is your holy grail, check out Chrome for Android or simply stick to the stock Android browser.
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