best browser for android devices

Android is undoubtedly the hottest selling mobile operating system at the moment in United States and all around the globe. Web Browsing seems to be one thing in which many touchscreen smartphones cause headaches to consumers but not Android because they have optimized web browsers, specially developed for multitasking, flash, YouTube and other Web 2.0 services.

best browser for android devices

Most web browsers developed for Android has well-managed user-interface; they load web pages fast, are multifunctional, light weight and come for FREE. It is quite difficult to come up with top 5 best browsers for Android devices because there were numerous good browsers from well established publishers in the list. But after a lot of analysis on various fronts TheGeekDaily has come up with these five best web browsers for Android Devices.

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Mobile Firefox (Fennec)

Though Fennec or mini Firefox is available in pre-alpha version but still it gives very positive attribute to brand’s future services that they would integrate when this would be officially released. On the positive side it has very fast user-interface, saves data while browsing by using compression techniques. It has an add-on called ‘Weave’ that lets Android users to synchronize their PC Firefox bookmarks and saved pages.

It is available at the Android Market for FREE and a lot is expected from its upcoming version.

Opera Mini 5

Opera Mini is like the god of browsers, launched from almost every mobile phone platform in the world, it brings uniformity in mobile internet users. It has been recently launched for Google Android OS and will be available on Android Market by next month.

It sports all the latest advanced browser technology like homepage thumbs, bookmarks, Google Search Bar and a lot of advanced settings. It is a cost-effective web browser as it compresses most of the data that is browsed. It will be available from FREE.

SkyFire 2.0

SkyFire 2.0 is one such web browser that gives you freedom to surf YouTube videos and other flash-based videos on your mobile device even on those gadgets on which other browser can’t play that. SkyFire browsers use company’s servers for rendering data that allows users to visit websites that other browsers fail to display. One can also play flash-based games with SkyFire, thus making it a complete package in one app.

The Skybar holds an option for Google search and also has many social networking icons to share your websites with friends and followers. It is available for FREE at the Android Market.


Well though in actually used features it doesn’t seem to outperform any of the above mentioned devices but when it comes usability and user experience, there is no match for xScope, with the best utilization of multi-touch it offers a wide bunch of gesture recognition.

Android users can used the Original slider for management controls in the header, fast tabbed browsing, multifunctional zoom, bookmarking function and this is just a glimpse of what it holds. Other than that it has file task browser which can terminate any process that becomes dead and will never get your phone hung. It’s Quite an interesting feature. One can download xScope browser for Android for FREE.

Dolphin Browser

It may struck you with a little surprise but yes the default Android browser is also very good in surfing the web and subscribing to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds of various news websites and blogs. It supports diverse types and has a bevy of themes to choose from, every day you can switch your phone theme to your mood and the browser would change too.

It comes with a great multi-touch zoom support that feels right when you are using a good Android phone like HTC Desire or Samsung Galaxy S i9000.

These are some of the best that we could find searching the Android Market, if you are an Android user and using these, do share your experience with us, if you have other suggestion, of browser or different apps, write in to us.

6 thoughts on “5 Best Browsers for Android Devices

  • September 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I have worked with all these browser…

    the default android browser really suckzz…

    Dolphin HD seems great but they are trying to bring whole desktop browsing experience into small mobile which is not that user friendly…

    Dolphin lite is better than HD…

    Opera Mini is mini for Android and it is best for low end mobile…

    Opera Mobile is the best browser… it has decent features and it is very fast… i love it and i am using it…

  • July 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    ehm……may be chrome can be said to be one of the best current web browser. What do you think?

  • October 30, 2010 at 1:42 am

    i love mobile phones that can surf the net in lightning fast speed;-.

    • October 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm

      Hmm… Android Phones can surf net at the speed of their connection… 3G and Wi-Fi, Dolphin and other of above mentioned browsers work totally well.

  • October 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I loved Dolphin HD on my latest Galaxy I9000 for its superb plugins support like ad block and lastpass

    • October 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm

      Great! I used Galaxy i9000 recently at Croma Electronics and was pretty much bewildered with so many functions… i like a simpler phone.

      I think next time i would go and try its browser!


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