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Jan
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If there's one thing to say about the team behind Dolphin browser, it's that they can't be discouraged. Despite the availability of Chrome and Chrome Beta for Android, Dolphin is still going strong – and things like today's update are likely the reason.

The update, which bumps Dolphin up to 9.2.0, brings three fairly major features: one-tap sharing, cross-devices sync (called Dolphin Connect), and built-in Evernote support. But what does that actually mean? Here's a quick breakdown of each:

  • One-tap Sharing: instantly share web pages to Facebook, Twitter, email, or to another device on the same Wi-Fi network with – you guessed it – one tap.
  • Dolphin Connect: Like Chrome's tab sync, only for Dolphin. Chrome, Firefox, and Safari extensions are already available for your sharing pleasure. Not only can you share tabs between devices now, but it also syncs bookmarks. Look out, Google!
  • Evernote/Box support: Now you can quickly and easily clip pages to Evernote or send them to your Box account. That's pretty awesome.

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As if it wasn't already clear before: the Dolphin team means business. Updates like this one are what sets Dolphin ahead of the pack – they're working hard to bring a real desktop browsing experience to the mobile landscape.

[More info: Dolphin Blog]

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.

  • http://profiles.google.com/endykun.siffredy Stephane Rivoire

    Even with all these amazing options, chrome beta is still the fastest on my galaxy S, i was using dolphin till last week thou

    • spacekobra

      I heard its great, it runs like junk on my Galaxy Nexus though.

  • Kaushal

    How is that one tap sharing?
    Tap 1: Overflow button
    Tap 2: More
    Tap 3: Share page
    Tap 4: Select Evernote
    Tap 5: Save

    I don't like to keep the bottom bar persistent and I like saving to-read pages to Evernote. So I have to follow the above steps. I wish Dolphin added Share button either in the address bar or in the bottom bar.

    • Wayne Randall

      For me, delete step 2. Still hardly one-tap sharing.

      • Román Rodríguez

        I don't use Evernote. I use Pocket instead.

    • leskeptic

      The workaround for me now is adding a gesture that launches the "share" page. it reduces to

      1. Tap for gesture
      2. make the gesture
      3. tap share to whatever you want (evernote). Done
      Still not one-tap, but it's better ?
      The screen (at least on a phone) is small to add another button I think.

      • akshay7394

        Not really. They could let you configure the 'Dolphin' button that they have there for Dolphin Sonar. I don't use it at all, if i'm using voice controls to launch a web page, I'm doing it from Google Now. So it would make sense to make that configurable to let it do what you want, within reason.

  • Mark LaFlamme

    I use Dolphin mini for the speed and simplicity. Upgrades like this tempt me to go pro again, though.

  • Maximilian

    Do you have a dorsal fin

  • Conrad

    Where is the Dolphin Connect extension for the Windows Chrome desktop browser? It's not listed in the Chrome Web store.

  • TOMMMMMM

    For the love of God, please use action overflow, I tend to avoid apps that have that annoying menu button down there. And when you do press it, it's a super ugly gingerbread style menu that slides up from the bottom.

  • Brandon Schneider

    ??? All extension links are broken.

  • Peter Henkel

    There are so many Dolphins in the Play... What is the difference between this and Dolphin Beta?

    • Román Rodríguez

      Besides HTML5 rendering enhancements, Dolphin Browser Beta includes all
      the features in Dolphin Browser (Formerly Dolphin Browser HD):

      - Sonar, Gesture, Webzine, Speed Dial, Tabbed Browsing and Sidebars.

  • AllPurposeRadio

    Yeah when I saw one touch I was expecting somekind of on screen icon. Their "1 touch" takes just as many steps as long pressing the address bar to share. Something of a fail on Dolphins part.

  • Mike

    Anyone not using Firefox on their droid is clearly missing the fastest Android Browser available.

    • randomchars

      It may be the fastest on your phone but not on mine. Both Chrome and FF suck big time. But even if it didn't, it has a horrible enough UX that I wouldn't touch it with a 12 feet stick.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      And the ugliest. By far!

  • johnforamerica

    For me, Dolphin is WAY better than other android browsers!! Gestures are great (esp for share, go to top/bottom, desktop/mobile user agent switch, find on page, etc.)

    Also LOVE the speed dial start page, and Dolphin simply renders better than other android browsers I've tried.

    • Kie

      Out of curiosity what other browser have you honestly spent time using?

      • johnforamerica

        Kie, I've used chrome, stock browser, firefox, and quickICS browsers (at least in recent memory...)

  • spydie

    and does it do flash? Lack of that is why I don't use Chrome on my android devices, but it's my favorite browser on my imac

  • Josef

    I must be doing something wrong - where is the 'email' option that you mention? My latest update only shows; facebook, evernote, twittre, box, send to device. Seems this update is actually a downgrade that removes share by email.

  • Skip Tannen

    I've been happy with Dolphin Beta but was interested in checking out the new "sharing" in 9.2.0. When I go to share something, it's telling me I have to log into Facebook - what's up with that? Is that how they do one touch sharing? If so, I'll stick with the beta version.