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Aug
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Everyone's favorite third-party browser, Dolphin Browser HD, got a fairly major update today that not only brings some improved features, but also a name change (albeit a minor one). The browser formerly known as Dolphin Browser HD is now simply known as Dolphin Browser.

With this new name, comes some new features, including a cleaner, improved address bar that offers more search suggestions, a better interface for tablets, and "larger space for big thumbs and small keypads."

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The update also brings the option to have a shortcut directly to Sonar on the homescreen, better bookmark management (easier deletion of bookmarks), and the always important "stability and performance" improvements. Hooray!

If you're a Dolphin user, the update is available in the Store now - hit the widget to grab it.

[via 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.

  • csernakakos

    I can't believe that getting the address bar to remain visible when scrolling down is still not an option!
    Also, the Dolphin Mini is the only browser for Android that'll let me listen to YouTube videos without having to stay on the page or even in the app. This feature in the Mini plus Google Chrome for Android equals the best browsing experience using a tablet, which obviously makes Dolphin Browser (HD) more redundant than ever.

  • csernakakos

    I can't believe that getting the address bar to remain visible when scrolling down is still not an option!
    Also, the Dolphin Mini is the only browser for Android that'll let me listen to YouTube videos without having to stay on the page or even in the app. This feature in the Mini plus Google Chrome for Android equal the best browsing experience when using a tablet, which obviously makes Dolphin Browser (HD) as redundant as ever.

    • Google_is_the_Higgs_Boson

      Chrome on my GSII Epic, and I've heard on the HTC Rezound, is buggy... I would like to use it, but Dolphin is the best browser I can uses...

      • http://twitter.com/mxfox408 Jake Fox

        As a Rezound owner I can say yes its buggy as hell, so I'm using the stock browser, I didn't like Firefox, but dolphin was my favorite. how is chrome?

        • csernakakos

          Chrome in my opinion offers by far the closest experience to authentic PC browsing, which is a first priority to me. Its user interface is an epic win compared to that of any other browsers. However, you're not left with many settings: you cannot set a home page, you won't be able to install add-ons, to mention but a few.
          I'm sure everyone finds different browsers to meet their requirements. Your best-working browser for Android is definitely out there. All I can say is I had been installing and testing around 20 browsers on my tablet until it finally received the ICS update plus Chrome. That's when I didn't feel the need anymore to keep looking for a better browser. By the way I currently have 3 ones installed:
          Chrome - my default browser
          Dolphin Mini - for YouTubing
          OverSkreen - when I study and have already a note-taking app open

          If you're not looking for a PC-like interface, I could recommend Boat Browser or Maxthon Browser to you.

          • Google_is_the_Higgs_Boson

            Like I said, Chrome is buggy on my phone, and I rather use it. But can't deal with it being buggy... Are those two browser fast on 3G? Data is fast on my phone everywhere but where I work at, so I need a fast browser on a 3G service...

          • csernakakos

            I can't answer that since my tablet is Wi-Fi only. But taking their good ratings on Google Play into consideration, I would definitely give them a try.

  • Simon Belmont

    So, it's come full circle. The original Dolphin browser was called just that (Dolphin Browser).

    That one was eliminated after HD and Mini appeared. It makes sense to go back to Dolphin Browser for HD at this point.

  • IceBeam

    I've heard that this version won't allow you to use the flashplugin, can someone confirm?
    Their previous versions are very bad at handling text, i hope they have improved that.

  • Jaymoon

    Just bring flash back.