5 Different Web Browsers For Android You May Want To Try
With all the time we spend surfing the Internet on our phones, it makes perfect sense to look into different browsing options for your phone. We are all familiar with the big names out there, like Google Chrome, Opera, Safari and a few others. But we rarely go hunting for the hidden jewels and perhaps it’s high time we did. Below are a few less recognizable (but not any less special) Internet browsing apps for your Android phone, that might open up a new dimension in your net surfing experience.
Don’t be misled by the name of the browser – it does not imply anything untoward. All it refers to is the idea of ultimate simplicity. True, when we are looking at a desktop browser, we want one that comes with lots of features and add-ons, giving us a comprehensive environment for our online activities. However, when you browse the Internet on your phone, the key thing you care about is speed. So you may be more than willing to sacrifice all the extra the “trimmings” for quicker website uploads and smoother video streaming quality. And if you are looking for something simple, straight-forward and functional – Naked Browser is worth a try.
Dolphin is becoming a more and more popular choice, thanks to a number of additional features, that not even the bigger names have on offer. At the same time the app is lighter than most functional browsers and comes in two formats. Dolphin HD caters to users who want to make use of all the features, while Dolphin Mini takes care of those who are happy to pick fast performance over other options.
However, you will probably want to opt for the full version of the app, as Dolphin does come with a number of distinctive features and add-ons, like gestures sonar. Gesture add-on allows you to “draw” specific symbols on the screen for quicker navigation and Sonar lets you give voice commands to the browser, similar to Google Voice Search.
This new browser definitely stands out from the rest – and it’s not only about the interesting name and a cute logo. Puffin comes with some special features, which will be most appreciated by the fans of online gaming: it has a built-in track pad and a game pad. In addition to being quite entertainment-friendly, Puffin will help you save bandwidth, using a special encryption to transmit the data over the network. That will also come in handy for privacy reasons and will protect your browsing activity from prying eyes. Puffin is happy to let you play around with Flash content, thanks to its remote Flash execution technology and, as the developers put it themselves, is “wicked fast”.
If you are searching for beauty, it may be not easy to find in the function-driven world of Internet browsing. But Javelin takes the extra time to offer you a truly visually-appealing interface. The colours, themes and layouts are well-designed and thought-through, and the aesthetic component makes this particular web-browser popular with a great number of users. One of the best features of the browser is the ability to open web pages on top of third-party apps – so you don’t have to stop what you are doing if you need a quick online search. Overall, Javelin will offer you all the standard browsing features (with a few extras), wrapped up in a beautifully-designed interface.
We may be generally suspicious and to newcomers, but CM Browser has the potential to quickly win you over and make you forget all your doubts. The interface is polished, clean and minimalistic without giving the feeling of being empty or sacrificing functionality. It comes with a standard selection of the features you will need for surfing the net and takes extra care to keep you safe: by scanning the downloaded apps and giving you warnings when you are about to visit malicious websites. CM Browser also boasts a relatively small footprint, letting your device run smoothly and without slowing down.
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