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If you've ventured away from the stock browser on your Android phone at least once, there's a good chance that you've used (or at least heard of) Dolphin Browser HD. Recently, the Dolphin team started working on the fifth incarnation of its HD browser, which is now part of a private beta. Oh, did I say private? I'm sorry, I meant here-it-is-for-everyone-to-download beta, courtesy of XDA Forum member scaredsoul.

This update brings a few changes to the table, like an improved, more minimal interface and bookmark access from the sidebar. The performance has also been improved, so everything should run a lot smoother.

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Here's a look at the changelog thus far:

Feature list:
1. Completely New UI design: more clean & elegant
2. Cleaner Homepage with speed dial
3. Bookmarks folder in side bar
4. Performance is more stable
Download it, give it a spin, and let us know what you think. 
[Thanks for the tip, Drew!]
Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Cole

    This just looks like a combination of their 3 existing UIs. It's a good idea. I'd rather them focus their efforts.

    Additionally, use the Download Manager Dolphin!!

  • Coldman

    Looks a lot nicer now, definitely.

  • RyanMacG

    I don't get why a site like yours would encourage people to download a private beta. Shit like to doesn't exactly impress developers

    • OMGNO

      Not sure they're interested in impressing developers. Users though...

    • Kane

      It's a beta of a free product - we want it and we know what we're getting into by installing it.

  • Dave

    I still prefer Miren, but this is definitely an upgrade to my 2nd favorite browser

    • Sprinter

      +1 on Miren 10char

  • Tyler

    Thank you for this awesome app :D

    • Tyler

      Well I just learned I can't use the themes with it D:

  • Inspektor Gadget

    RyanMac, I bet you're one of those douches that think we shouldnt be able to root our phones too. Get a life jackalope!

    RyanMac quote: "I don’t get why a site like yours would encourage people to download a private beta. Shit like to doesn’t exactly impress developers"

  • http://www.arunasena.wordpress,com ArunaSena

    “I don’t get why a site like yours would encourage people to download a private beta. Shit like to doesn’t exactly impress developers”
    RyanMacG says:May 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Listen douchebag it's a free private beta..go back to pre-school if you don'know what that means.

    Thanks Android Police for the share.

  • Vallhalen

    Link reupload please :(