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.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

[Dolphin Blog]