There's a new kid on the browser block, and it looks like he may be giving the others something to think about. Although it's been on the market for roughly a month and has between 10,000 and 50,000 downloads, this is the first we're hearing about Maxthon for Android.  Take a look at the feature highlights:

Sync to the Cloud - Your bookmarks/favorites travel with you from desktop to mobile.
RSS reader widget - Find, manage and read your favorite content quickly and easily
Speed Dial - Quick access of the best sites on the web.
Download Manager - Makes it easy to sort, schedule and grab the downloads you need: wherever, whenever.
Super Gesture - Use touch screen commands to surf with your fingertips.
Tab browsing - Powerful tab management that puts your mobile screen to maximum use.
Amazing speed - Get websites super fast.
Powerful personalization - Avatars and more.

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While the features look solid and the UI is very nice, it's worth noting that there are a few shortcomings (based on market comments) - most notably, no pinch-to-zoom.  Still, most comments are positive, noting fast load times and a better downloads manager.

Currently supported languages are English, French, Spanish, Portugese, Polish, and traditional and simplified Chinese. You can download by scanning the QR code below, hitting the market link, or by downloading the .APK directly from XDA.

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mx.browser

[Source: Market, XDA-Developers]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • http://www.droid-den.com Lekky

    Try Miren browser, best on the market for me.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I used it for a week or so, but wasn't overly impressed. I did like it and have a favorable impression of it overall, though. But now that I think about it, I can't remember exactly what it was that made me drop it...

  • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

    wow, actually I didn't even know maxthon went mobile. I used to use it all the time, then chrome came into the mix and I haven't looked back sense. I use dolphin HD if nothing but that it has lastpass with it. That is a must for me now.

  • http://www.google.com kungfu panda

    Miren is a good browser, but Maxthon is at least as good, if not better...

    Give it a shot, it's a good browser that's updating very frequently with many better and better features/functionality

  • max

    I used it for a while and loved the UI. But, startup times reminded me of firefox on my samsung vibrant.

    Overall I was impressed. But, I'm sticking with Dolphin Mini.

  • BangPowBoom

    Still a little too slow.......... I'll stick with opera mini