When I got my Galaxy Tab 10.1, one of the first apps I installed was Dolphin HD, and while it worked great, it still had that "phone" feel to it. Thankfully, the Dolphin Team has been hard at work prepping a version designed specifically for Android tablets (although, they're saying it's for "pads").

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Since this is a beta version, it's clear that it's based off of Dolphin HD, as some of the menus still retain the phone vibe. However, the main features are definitely tablet optimized: the address and tab bar are both larger, and the settings menu takes full advantage of fragments. Otherwise, it includes the same features that we've all become accustomed to from Dolphin:

  • Gestures
  • Add-Ons
  • Multi-touch zoom
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Side-bars

In the few minutes that I messed around with Dolphin for Pad (do I really have to keep calling it that? Can we get a name change, Dolphin?) I was pretty impressed - especially considering that this is a beta.

You can grab Dolphin for Pad from the Android Market, or just hit the widget below.

[Dolphin Blog]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. 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-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Brendon

    Still has the menu key...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      /facepalm - how could they not move the settings to the right location? And why not just update the original with Honeycomb support instead of releasing a whole separate app?

      • ocdtrekkie

        That's the big thing to me. The whole point of Fragments is to allow a single app to function differently on different devices.

  • j

    i never understood why people like dolphin... I consider it one if the worst browsers on the market

    • ReuseablePlastix

      Would you elaborate a bit? And would you might sharing what you consider to be the best?

    • Simon Belmont

      Uh, what? I love Dolphin Browser HD and I use it exclusively on my B&N Nook Color. It works great on the larger screen real estate. It feels like a desktop browsing experience.

      I am really looking forward to trying this tablet optimized version. Cheers.

  • Jaime

    No non-honeycomb love? I'd love to enjoy this on my CM7 Nook.

  • Paul

    Whben is Miren Browser coming to Honeycomb? Crashes on my Iconia A500 :(

  • http://stuarthalliday.com Stuart Halliday

    No longer available on the Market

  • Bill

    Not in the Market--is it Honeycomb-only?