Top 10 Best Android Browsers 2012

These days, phones are used not just for talking to your friends and relatives, but also for surfing the web. And with the advent of Android operating system, this surfing on the phone has become even more popular. Android powered tablets are also used the same way. But the question here is that which the best Android browser is? As Android has come in the market lately, not many people are aware of the complexities of this operating system. This article presents a list of the top 10 Android browsers. And it would provide a great help to those people who are planning to buy a new smartphone or tablet just for browsing the internet basically.

10. XScope

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If you are not a professional user, you would be satisfied with just the high speed of your browser. But those business and professional users out there would require a stable connection along with a good speed. The xScope Android browser fulfils both these requirements. You are provided with stability as well as a reasonable speed. This browser is present in the Google Play Store and could be downloaded from there. This browser also comes with some built in themes and an exclusive bookmark manager.

9. ICS Browser+

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As the name of this browser indicates, the ICS Browser+ is just an advancement of the default browser that comes installed in your Android Ice Cream Sandwich powered device. There are a number of improvements in this browser. If you learn how to use this browser effectively, nothing better you can avail from all the other browsers present there. This browser is the perfect one for those people who do not want to change much of the default settings of their device.

8. Maxthon

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Ever wondered of having a separate web browser for your kids? No? Then this is the time. The kid safe version of the Maxthon Android browser is fabricated keeping in mind the children only. Now you do not have to worry if the kids would be able to use the browser properly or not. The speed of loading the web pages as well the stability of the connection is reasonable in this browser. With many features available in this browser, you can customize it as per your needs and requirements.

7. Ninesky

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At first, you will feel that the Ninesky browser has been created by copying almost all the features of Google Chrome. But that is not the case. The appearance is similar to Google Chrome but its features and functionalities are different. It provides a fast and stable connection and its user friendly interface is appreciated by almost everyone who have used this browser. This browser can support flash and one exclusive feature that makes it stand out from the rest of the browsers is that it can detect security certificates of various websites. So you would never be scared of the viruses coming to your device.

6. OverSkreen

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Have you ever wanted that you could open a webpage on the top of an application that is already running on your device? If yes, then you are definitely going to appreciate the OverSkreen browser. This is a smart browser where you can overlay your browser window over any application running. Also, there can be more than one such window. These windows could also be closed and reopened according to your wish. This browser also supports flash and has the facility for requesting a website’s PC version.

5. Boat

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Often, when you are rating a browser, speed is not the only thing that you would consider. The Boat browser does not load web pages at a lighting fast speed, nor does it support flash, but various other features that it provides exclusively are something that would make you to love it. Unlike the other browsers, the toolbar is present at the bottom of your webpage. Another exclusive feature of this browser that is not even present in the Google Chrome and Firefox is that you can request a website to load on your device in the way you want it to. The home screen of this browser has the ability to hold more than a hundred bookmarks of various websites.

4. Firefox

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On the desktop computers, Firefox is one of the most used browsers. On the mobiles and tablets, Firefox has an exclusive advantage that you can port all your browsing history and data as well as your most used tabs to all your devices. This means that you can start typing a mail on your mobile and send that by your tablet, all thanks to the Firefox Sync integration. This browser does not have any option for requesting a website’s PC version. So, you won’t be able to know when the site would get loaded in the mobile version and when it would get loaded in the desktop version.

3. Google Chrome Beta

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Google Chrome is an extremely popular one on desktop computers. But, on Android powered mobiles and tablets, even the Google Chrome Beta (specialised version of Google Chrome fabricated for mobiles and tablets) does not work as it has been expected. This is mainly due to the fact that Google Chrome Beta does not support flash player. Otherwise, the browser runs smoothly and provides a remarkable speed. Managing your tabs is also the easiest in this browser. But it does not provide any option to request any website’s PC version.

2. Opera Mobile

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Opera mobile browser is one of the most popular browsers among the mobile phone users across the world. One of the exclusive features of this browser is Opera Turbo. Whenever you are requesting some data, the Opera Turbo installed in the browser would compress the data and this compressed form of the data is then loaded on your device. Now when the data is being loaded in the compressed form, it is evident that speed would increase to a great extent. The opera mobile browser also supports flash so you will not face any problem with those sites that use flash.

 

1. Dolphin

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The Dolphin browser is on the top of our list in the race for the top Android browsers. What makes this browser so special is its ease of scrolling. No other browser provides a scrolling as smooth as the Dolphin browser does. The tab style of this browser is also very nice. It just does not hide all the time as in other browsers. Moreover, the web pages are loaded at a speed faster than ever. You won’t believe your eyes when you will see web pages loading on your device at such a high speed. There are various plug-INS available for the Dolphin browser, which could be downloaded from the Google Play Store. If you are using any other Android browser, I suggest you to try the Dolphin browser today itself and I am sure you are going to stick to it.

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