Nov 30 AT 4:00 PM Clark Wimberly 17 Comments

Dolphin Browser, social & smart

Warning: Some users have complained of browser force close issues after installing the Dolphin browser. If you experience any problems, uninstall the Dolphin browser and see if that corrects them.

A new browser for Android has been making a splash with it’s extended set of features. Dolphin is a mobile browser that adds social features (sharing links and following trends), navigation improvements (multi-touch pinch zoom, improved start page), and browsing tools (new address bar and bookmarking features). The website includes a full list of features, along with screens. Highlights include:

  • Share links instantly with social networks
  • Multi-touch pinch zoom
  • Smart address bar
  • RSS detection and subscription
  • Sync with Google bookmarks
  • Tabs views
  • All-in-one start page

For more information, visit the Dolphin Browser site.

What is your favorite mobile browser? There are a handful of options to pick from, along with some big names about to enter the game (Mozilla and Opera).

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • Bo

    I switched to Dolphin from the default Android browser. One negative is that every time you update the App, you lose all your bookmarks on the all-in-one start page. Also, the screen actions are pretty useless, as you have to pull up a screen to perform the action on. One too many button presses for me.

    • http://Website Joe

      actually you just have to touch the little hand pic on the bottom right (or left if u changed it)…so easy to open up bookmarks with a letter b like i set mine up…literally takes me 2 seconds

  • http://twitter.com/fuckingallen Joseph

    Slaughters Steet any day of the week.

  • http://www.modmyflyscreen.com Chris

    Very nice, definitely a different approach to the browser.

  • http://levelfortytwo.com Nate

    This is the browser I’ve been using for some time, it beats the default browser by a long shot.

  • JDP

    They misspelled android in the video!

  • willmsth78

    Really cool!

  • Geo

    Love this browser. It is great. Definitely recommend.

  • cameltoad

    Is this only on 1.6? I can’t seem to find it in the market with my cliq dang nabbit

  • Richy

    Tried it out, not bad. Mildly slower than normal browser, and multitouch doesn’t work on my galaxy’s galaxhero rom, but some v nice features in this (although it does seem to hide the tabs and extend the page fullscreen, just not zoom). I wont officially switch till i have pinch zoom working though so ill just hang on a while longer!

  • Morten

    I’ll wait for Opera Mobile 10

    • http://Website thePIGEON

      amen brother…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBUmiDLRcNs

      i cannot wait. dolphin is going to be short lived as are most other browsers that are offered on the andr market. opera is definitely thinking in the long term here. however i think if anyone can compete with opera 10 it will be google. However, this is yet to be seen in the less than impressive default browser.

      Dolphin needs some serious updates to compete and stick around for the long haul.

  • http://www.thefutureofblog.com Jeremiah Hoyet

    I’m a HUGE fan of this browser. It’s very snappy, and adds a lot of great features in comparison to the bare-bones default browser.

    I’m steadily amazed at the power of the community surrounding Android. In my honest opinion, Cyanogen and MGeek have developed strikingly better software than Google.

  • Boris Badenov

    It has potential but not ready for primetime yet…

  • fralogan

    I love this browser, it’s a definite keeper. I also made it my default browser.

  • prmd142

    Where the hell is opera mobile for android! bring it already…

  • http://Website Lin

    Great browser could use a feature to where it would not automaticly reload the page.
    Problems with delicious.com, not working on my phone and others.
    Opera I have yet to see an opera blowser worth using and waisting your time with,
    Dolphin is the best for Android.