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Skyfire acquired by Opera

While there are plenty of alternative browsers available for Android users to pick from, it looks as if two of those have recently gotten together. Coming by way of an Opera issued press release, they have announced the acquisition of Skyfire. Based on details provided, Opera will be looking towards Skyfire's video optimization and smartphone monetization products.

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]

Skyfire 3.0 launches with Facebook Connect

Skyfire 3.0 has just launched and if you are a big fan of the original app, the new one has a few new features you will really like. This is the app that was so popular with iPhone users for bringing Flash support. Android users already had Flash so that wasn't a big deal.

Skyfire for Android hits over 1 Million downloads

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.

Beta Test The Skyfire Browser Now

The browser options for Android just are growing all the time. If you don’t like the stock browser or just want a change of pace, hit the market and replace the browser (unlike other unnamed OSX’s). Now you can beta test the upcoming Skyfire browser. The XDA has gotten a hold of this app and has shared it with the rest of us.