Skyfire for Android hits over 1 Million downloads

September 15, 2010
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Skyfire, the popular mobile browser has just hit one million downloads on Android devices. Along with the milestone download they have updated the app with a few bug and performance fixes to further improve the user experience.

The browser is built for social media generation. It is a very solid browser and is now among the most popular apps in the Android Market. This update also brings back features such as File Downloading, and Video and Audio playback on many devices. If you are wondering more about the Skyfire browser, check out the video below for an overview of the app.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t00fEV2_kE[/youtube]

Press Release

“Mountain View, California – September 14, 2010 – Android users want the best of the Internet, which means all their favorite websites and videos. This is why now over one million consumers have downloaded mobile browser Skyfire that optimizes Flash video content and brings it to Android devices worldwide. Today Skyfire announces that it has become one of the most popular Android apps, placing it in the top .02 percent of all products in the Android Marketplace.

Additionally the company announces expanded availability to newer Android devices.  Now the browser works on popular Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Epic, Motorola Droid X and Droid 2, HTC Incredible and EVO 4G. Skyfire works alongside the latest Android 2.2 update to ensure Flash video is always just a click away, regardless of network connectivity. For those with devices that do not have the Android 2.2 update (2.1 and below), Skyfire opens the door to millions of previously inaccessible Flash videos.

Skyfire for Android took mobile browsing to a new level with the addition of the SkyBar™, a cloud-enabled toolbar that lets users enjoy millions of videos previously unavailable on mobile, discover the latest buzz on any topic they browse, and easily share content to their social networks. The company has since released several updates that make the browser faster, smarter and data optimized.

Skyfire’s advanced cloud computing technology not only enables the features above, but also reduces mobile video data consumption by an average of 75 percent. According to a recent Cisco study, mobile video streaming is expected to increase by over 6000 percent by 2012. As consumers gain an optimized video streaming experience on mobile with Skyfire, mobile carriers are presented an opportunity to offload the impending mobile video data burden causing dropped calls and poor reception and clogged bandwith in major metropolitan areas.”

Check out the release notes as well as current plans over at the Skyfire Blog. 



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