BOLT Browser, which touted tabbed browsing and high speeds in an effort to provide a capable replacement for Android's stock browser, has been discontinued due to economic circumstances, according to the app's website:


The news came earlier today as BOLT's listing in the Android Market vanished, and the app's website closed down, leaving only the above note. While BOLT may not have been the most robust browser solution for Android, it's always a little sad to see an app go like this, especially considering the fact that BOLT debuted only a couple of months ago.

That being said, there are plenty of other alternatives available for users who want a little more from their mobile web experience, and BOLT users won't have a hard time filling the gap.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

    Sad, but it's not a big surprise. A business is a business, and it's not easy to make money out of a browser these days unless you are a big player.

  • William D

    I actually DIDNT like Bolt. With Firefox, Opera, Dolphin, Stock Android, there was just too many browser options out there.

    • oldmanofskye

      A sign of a healthy free market are the multiple options/products. I can't even elaborate enough how much is wrong with your statement. The more choices the better. And don't forget that it's the browser which needs to follow the standard. So even if there would be a 100 browsers to choose from, it's always the user who wins in the end.

    • Joshua

      My phone is a java phone and i don't use any other browser other than bolt. It is actually the best browser for java phone. Browsering will never be the same without bolt please something should be done to ensure that bolt browser is back
      joshua nigeria

  • quilzel

    Bolt has been around for quite some time, I used it a lot in my crack Berry days before Android hit the scene.

  • Pawnty

    Never heard of it so not gonna miss it.


    Crap... I like the little known Boat Browser. Best kept secret on the market. Problem is, it's not supposed to be a secret. Smh. Hope it doesn't go all dodo bird on me! Support your favorite devs, and their apps!

  • peter

    I lyk bolt alot. Its lyk acomp, nw dat its gone......i dnt knw. Jst Give us related links.

    • Jenna Ryland

      What language are you writing in? If you think it is cool, you are wrong. It is just stupid.

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  • Joshua

    Is there any browser like bolt for java phone life has to go no?

    • Justin Goldberg

      There's still opera mini and uc browser for Blackberry. No youtube transcoding support in Opera, though. I imagine that feature ate through Bolts bandwidth bills!

      Opera has a weird problem that causes certain pages to reload when inputting text into a form on some websites. For example, this whole 300kb page reloaded three times by typing in all the fields.

  • BoltFan

    I miss Bolt . Fast, easy to use and for its desktop like display. Is there any other browsers that gives us desktop like display on low end mobile? Please bring back bolt!

  • suresh

    I was expecting this. In slower connections, bolt was better than any other browsers. Also for lower end phones like many Nokia s40 phones

  • http://www.mazblogtips.com maz blog tips

    i am still waiting for a replacement of bolt.

  • Simon Grove

    This is a shame.
    On Blackberry, Bolt was the best browser for years, easily beating Opera and Blackberry's stock.
    I didn't even realise they started developing an Android version!

    Ah well, I'll stick to Opera until Chrome is released!