The Android web browser is Webkit based, and it is as good as the browser on any other mobile platform. It has evolved over time to become a fitting rival for even the famous browser on the iPhone. The number of quality apps on the Android platform has grown tremendously, and one of those apps is the Dolphin Browser HD. This free web browser builds on the strengths of the stock Android browser by adding key interface methods that are shown to good effect in this video.
Dolphin Browser HD augments the mobile web browsing experience in three key areas: bookmark handling, a plug-in ecosystem, and the ability to use gestures to operate the browser. All three areas are shown in the video, which demonstrates that the Dolphin Browser HD is perhaps the best mobile browser currently available on any platform.
The demo was run on the HTC EVO 4G, a capable mobile-browsing device given the large (4.3-inch) display. The EVO was running the latest version of Android, 2.2 (Froyo), which adds Flash 10.1 support. Dolphin fully supports Flash on phones running Froyo. Dolphin Browser HD requires Android 2.1 or later; there is a non-HD version for phones running earlier versions of Android. Both versions are available in the Android Market.
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