Android Market. Just as a reminder the standard Firefox in the market is still on 5.0 and the beta app has been updated to 6.0 so you can keep your original should you run into problems. We love updates and Mozilla just keeps rolling them out. From once being a laggy and buggy terrible mobile browser Firefox is now one of the most popular and secure 3rd party browsers for Android.
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being in beta for a while. Along with the updated version comes some great new changes and improvements. One important note is the main app no longer has ads integrated. Before users needed an add-on that removed ads or had to pay for Dolphin. Version 5.0 is now ad-free.
Opera browser have been busy making their browser quick, stable, and silky smooth. Lately they have included some huge changes that are sure to make things interesting in the Android browser wars. Today Opera has updated both versions and are available in the Android Market. Huge improvements such as hardware acceleration make Opera Mobile extremely smooth. We have some hands-on with the Motorola Xoom below.
reports about Android and it's browser speeds in comparison to the iPhone 4 and Apple's Safari. Showing that android was just about 52% faster at loading web pages. That is a pretty bold statement, and would be awesome if it was completely true. The website optimization firm Blaze came out with a study that basically showed Android having a very large lead over Apple and Safari. The story has now been proven to be a little inaccurate.
One of the changes in this update is the ability to move the application to your SD card to save phone memory. With this version of Skyfire you can also upload files directly from your browser, however, these two features are only available if you're running Android 2.2 or 2.3. Downloads will now happen in the background and, when finished, a notification will pop up in the system tray similar to how Market downloads are downloaded. The update is available now in the Android Market. [Via PhoneArena]
To edit your documents, just navigate to docs.google.com from your browser and choose the document you'd like to edit. Hit edit and you will enter the mobile editor. While the spreadsheet editor has been around for sometime, this is the first time users have been able to edit their text documents from any mobile device. Along with its release in the Android browser, it's also available on the iPhone and iPad. [youtube]v=eAr5VoYdVBo[/youtube] [Via Google]