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Rockmelt social discovery app arrives for Android

Rockmelt has officially launched for Android and while this had previously been available for iOS users, it was made clear that this release is "not merely a port." In fact, the Rockmelt Blog tells the story about how the whole company moved over to Android so they "could all live the experience." That being said, while this is not an iOS port, the Rockmelt app does have a familiar feature set.

Dolphin Browser v10 arrives with new design, improved search and more

Version 10 of the Dolphin Browser has arrived in the Google Play Store and it brings quite a few new features. There is an updated user interface, some improvements to search and something called the Dolphin key. Of course, those are just a few from a list that also comes along with news of the browser having reached a new installation milestone. The Dolphin Browser folks have said the browser has now been installed 80 million times.

Next Browser hands-on: GO Launcher team customizes the web

The GO Launcher Dev Team recently updated the Next Browser and while we hadn't been spending lots of time with this browser in the past, this latest update arrived as one that was hard to ignore. The Next Browser has been updated to v1.0 and plenty of new features have been added. Not to mention, having recently spent some time browsing the Play Store comments and well, we had to install the app and spend some time playing around.

Opera for Android exits beta, we go hands on

Opera launched the WebKit based browser for Android earlier in the year and at the time, the app was sporting a beta tag. Well, flash forward till today and another Opera browser update has arrived for Android users and this time around the browser has ditched the beta tag. Basically, while this release and these features are now ready for prime time, this update should look and feel familiar for those who had been using the beta.

Opera’s webkit based browser launches in beta, we go hands-on

Earlier in the month we saw news from Opera about how they had reached the 300 million user mark. That news came along with details of an updated browser, one that is based on webkit. The folks at Opera had promised that they would be showing it off during Mobile World Congress and as of today -- they have released it for all to enjoy. The browser is available by way of the Google Play Store and is dubbed, Opera browser beta.

BOLT Browser leaves beta, v3.0 now available in Android Market

Today the popular browser for Android called BOLT Browser has finally left the private beta and is ready to be bolted into the wild. Just as the name suggests "Bolt" browser is being touted as one of the fastest around and very speedy. Being improved to version 3.0 and finally available for users in the Android Market you can give it a try right now.

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.

Android Web Browser Goes Open Source, Chrome Incoming?

Google's Andrei Popescu this week sent out a letter regarding Android's current stock web browser, a system built on WebKit, saying that first of all they at Google apologize for the confusion the thus-far incomplete Android port that exists today in WebKit TOT has caused. Upstreaming the Android port of WebKit has for a while been a goal of the folks working on the project at Google, and what they've got to report today is that they will be removing the existing incomplete Android port and replacing this with an effort that includes a webkit.org build bot compiling Chromium's DRT for Android using the Android NDK, SDK, and toolchain.

Official Google Weather App Adds Customizable Features

Though it may seem like an app, it's actually a browser-based experience. Is this the future of apps? Or the past? Google has announced today that they've been working on an "app-like" way to check the weather, available to everyone right this moment by searching for "weather" in your web browser on Google.com. This project has been available for some time, but features added today make it a sight to behold.
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