Mobile Browser

Amazon Silk: Cloud-Accelerated Web Browser for the Kindle Fire

Along with the announcement this morning of the Kindle Fire, Amazon also had something else exciting to share with everyone. They've developed a brand new cloud-based accelerated browser specially for the Kindle Fire and future Amazon tablets -- called Amazon Silk Browser. Essentially this is a browser that uses the many cloud based services and technology offered by Amazon and does all the dirty hard work and rendering for you, so users have blazing fast browser performance no matter what the situation. We have a few details and a video demo below.

Firefox for Android Tablets Unveiled

One of the most popular browsers by Mozilla is coming to Android Tablets. We already have Firefox for Android but it currently only officially supports phones. Today on the Mozilla blog they've announced what I've heard a few times being called "fennecomb". This is Firefox for Android honeycomb tablets folks.

Firefox 6 Browser Beta Now in Android Market

Firefox was updated to version 6.0 today for many users on desktop and laptops everywhere, today they've also pushed the latest 6.0 out to the BETA version on the 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.

Firefox 6 Beta Now in Android Market

Mozilla has recently updated their version of the mobile browser to Firefox 6 BETA and it is currently available in the Android Market. Just like any browser update they mention it is faster, smoother, and more stable than previous releases. Those are always welcomed additions that is for sure. Among some of the changes are enhancements for large screen devices and tablets with adjustments to layout and buttons, and a visual refresh with a new Gingerbread theme for phones running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Google Docs for Mobile Now Lets You Share On The Go

The mobile version of Google Docs has been updated with new features and some visual improvements. With many new features like sharing on the go, or being able to sort documents things are pretty solid on Google Docs right about now. They explain it as being able to sort, narrow, and share all your documents right from your list. Pretty neat huh?

Dolphin Browser HD v5.0 clears beta, now offered ad-free

The popular 3rd party browser for android Dolphin HD has just updated today to version 5.0 after 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 Mobile & Mini Browsers get updated for Android, Reviewed on Xoom

The makers of the popular 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.

Android Loads webpages faster than Safari, or does it?

Earlier today there were a few 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.

Get the Faster, more stable Firefox 4 Beta in the Android Market now

Get the latest and greatest Firefox 4 Beta for Android. Mozilla has been hard at work making the mobile version of their highly popular Firefox Browser ready for prime time on mobile phones. The latest beta 4 released yesterday has many changes and performance enhancements. This release was also primarily focused on continuing to improve stability and performance.

Skyfire for Android Updated

The popular Skyfire browser for Android has just been updated to 3.0.1, bringing along with it some new features. It's a relatively minor but brings some stability fixes and a few much needed improvements. 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]
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