The default android web browser lacks several important and demanding features like – the exit option, selecting user agent, adding your favorite websites to speed dial and low page rendering speed ! Whenever a stock android app does not meet our expectations, we usually run after possible alternatives. And when it comes to choosing the best web browsers for Android, the truth is there is no such app in the market that deserves to be labeled as the best one in this category !
I always pick this combo – Dolphin Browser HD and Opera Mini.
I was so frustrated with the limitations of the default web browser that I uninstalled it right after rooting my phone. Now let’s take a quick look at how these two web browsers can dramatically enhance your overall android web browsing experience!
Best Web Browsers for Android 2.3
Opera Mini is the fastest web browser for android. It renders web pages so smoothly that web browsing becomes a breeze. Secondly, the web page compression technology used by this little browser is easy on your pocket with less data usage. What’s more? The browser is light on system resources and handles your daily browsing needs exceptionally well!
1. Fast page rendering speed.
2. Low on system resources.
3. Attractive thumbnail based speed-dial for your favorite websites.
2. Lacks an inbuilt video rendering engine/No flash support
3. Its latest version (7.0.3) crashes quite often while doing heavy task with multiple tabs open.
Dolphin Browser HD
Dolphin for Android 2.3 is like what Google Chrome is for Windows! Though it is not faster than Opera Mini, it handles all other tasks exceptionally well. The best part of using it, is the ability to choose the desired user agent – You can choose to use it as a desktop based browser, iPhone/iPad browser and obviously as the default android browser.
Some other features that make this browser so much appealing are – gestures(access your favorite websites with just a few strokes), sonar (speak to open websites), pop up blocking, private browsing and over 60 add-ons to personalize your browsing experience!
1. Does everything that you can expect from it, like – loading online videos with full flash support, opening desktop version of websites instead of the mobile version, filling out forms and much more 🙂
2. Option to automatically clear web history, cache and cookies while exiting.
1. Nothing according to me, you tell!
On a final note:
For an ultimate browsing experience on your Android, install both – Opera Mini and Dolphin Browser HD.
Opera is the best choice for users with slow speed mobile network (2G/EDGE network)
On the other hand if you are on a Wi-Fi network or a high speed 3G network, then go for Dolphin without a second thought !
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Abhishek Raj, chief editor at buddinggeek.com is a part time blogger from New Delhi, the capital of India. Budding Geek is a wide niche tech blog sharing tips ranging from computers, web based apps & mobiles to blogging & SEO.