With so many different mobile web browsers out there how do you choose? The following guest post is by Judene Macariola, a writer from BroadbandExpert. Judene enjoys writing guest content on topics such as technology, gadgets, apps and more. In this post, Judene outlines 5 different mobile web browsers for Android devices and the pros of each.
Depending on the features that users are looking for, there are quite a lot of great browsers for Android when it comes to web surfing. Whether it is about syncing it with your personal computer or improving your browsing experience, there are various options for you to choose from.
Firefox for Android
The browser has come a long way since it was in beta stage. It offers users with fast and free browsing, with full support of Firefox Sync – allowing users to carry over their passwords and bookmarks. It is one of the first mobile browsers that truly supports a “Do Not Track” feature as well as the “Awesome Page” start screen, which shows all of the tabs that have been recently visited. This will help users get right back to what they were doing on a desktop browser. Aside from that – it also has support for add-ons.
Chrome for Android
Android’s Chrome browser has gone through a successful beta stage, and is now being used by users in its new stock browser format. For those who are running Jelly Bean or ICS in their mobile device, Chrome for Android is a must-have for users. The browser has support for Incognito Mode browsing, bookmark syncing through Chrome Sync, as well as other updates that support tab syncing, search syncing and more. Everything that you expect from your Chrome computer browser can be found for Android devices these days.
One of the favorite web browsers for Android, Dolphin Browser, has tools and options that are unmatched even after it has been compared to other popular browsers. Aside from that, it is capable of supporting dozens of tools and third party plug-ins that will extend its current features. It also has its own built-in-speech-to-text tool, the Dolphin Sonar. This browser comes in two versions – HD and Mini. The first offers all of its current features, while the Mini version is for users who are looking for snappy and speedy performance.
In the earlier days when Android was young, among the first browsers to have challenged the stock browser market was called Miren. This now-vanished app offered a feature rich browsing experience and is now one of the toughest apps to find. For those that have tried Miren, Boat Browser is its successor. The browser is fast, lightweight and does not cost anything to use. It also has a powerful voice control engine as well as add-on support that is intuitive. Users can also customize the theme and skin for its UI if they choose to.
Opera Mobile will suit people who have been a fan of the Opera browser for computers. This browser supports Opera Link which will allow users to sync their speed dial, bookmarks and other preferences from their desktop Opera browser. Besides this, Opera Mobile is a fast and free mobile browsing app that compresses data when browsing, making the browsing speeds faster than other platforms.