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Download: Skyfire Beta

I know how much you all love to get a hold of anything “beta” for Android and if you missed the Skyfire signup period last month then this one may have slipped by.  Luckily, our readers are the best and dropped us the .apk almost 2 days ago! (Sorry for the delay in releasing it to you!)

No review from me on this one as it’s appears to be a knock-off of Opera Mini 5 browser which did not receive the greatest of reviews from us.  There is no multi-touch, but it seems to run fairly fast.  I do like the multi-window view.  Give it a whirl.

*Note* – This appears to be incompatible with Cyanogen 5.0.6.2 or JRummy v.6.

Download: SkyFire Beta 16694.apk (alt link)

Cheers Rocky!

  • http://www.lead411.com/Cathy_Eareckson_1540373.html Cathy Eareckson

    Well that's really nice to know about this There is no multi-touch, but it seems to run fairly fast. I do like the multi-window view.Thanks

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    Well I have had my Droid x since launch and personally I don't see any problem with it, except when I first got it had all this bloatware on it.

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    The main thing I'm looking for is that it loads pages exactly as they look on a pc, regardless of content, just like it does on WinMo. I'll have to try it out later when I have some free time.

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    This version does not include flash yet, but in theory, this app could provide flash support even when your other browser does not.

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    I think by downloading this software our phone get many more features and also many informative things.

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    I am founding some errors like page not found when i open browser and enter any thing please suggest me the solution

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    I am quite interesting in this topic hope you will elaborate more on it in future posts. ts nice, but some features aren't even there DROID-LIFE..is too good.thanks

  • http://www.lead411.com/Christopher_Brandsey_1866544.html Christopher Brandsey

    I will be happy if I could download this software but I am unable to do that, will you please help me about the download…

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  • NEWPOWER

    SKYFIRE 2.O FOR ANDROID NOW AVAILABLE!!!! GO TO SKYFIRE'S WEBSITE AND GET IT NOW!!!!

  • iLoveAndroid

    When i try to load any page it says page not availbale, im on droid eris 2.1 leak v2 any suggestions

  • iLoveAndroid

    When i try to load any page it says page not availbale, im on droid eris 2.1 leak v2 any suggestions

  • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

    I think the promise of htis app (based on its implementation on other smartphones) is that it brings native flash support. This version does not include flash yet, but in theory, this app could provide flash support even when your other browser does not.

    Having said that, I see no reason to give up xScope for this one (except xScope has the annoying flaw that it doesn't support HTTP basic auth; additionally, there is no way to reset a site back to the global renderer after setting it).

  • randy21671

    Running Cyanogen 5.0.6.2 and not working here. Can not uninstall…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WHDB2EBQI7VIUTV4EUZWN6LKKQ Elliott

    Has this been tested with JRummy's v.07 that released today?

  • isey78

    i was disappointed as well syntakk. I tried it and uninstalled it soon as I seen there was no multitouch :( ahh well

  • syntakk

    Sad to hear it's not very good, I had high hopes for skyfire. The main thing I'm looking for is that it loads flash correctly like it does on WinMo. I'll have to try it out later when I have some free time.

  • mrl09

    does it work on rooted droid stock 2.1?

  • LTD10

    I'm a true xscope girl…. until I read, this is as good as or better, from Kellex, I won't even try it… guess I'm a Kellex girl also. What he says is golden. Im even going to learn how to root finally. Ok, going to wash my nose now…

  • kellex

    AHOLE! :P

    I share all beta apps that are sent to me if I can. People like to test apps. Apps will be loved by some and hated by others. Keep that in mind. :)

  • AntDroid

    No multi-touch? Why bother even testing this out? I say somebody BOO this App and any other App that does not, at a minimum, match or exceed Dolphin Browser.

    Kellex, I understand that you want to be fair and impartial to all new Apps, but unless the new App offers better and more interesting features than the current best App in whichever category they apply to, DO NOT waste your time or ours with this crap. Instead just make a posting saying that you tested and played with said App, found that it SUCKS compared to other better Apps and leave it at that, We totally trust your judgment!

    Anyway, just my opinion, I hope I didn't come off sounding too demanding or a-holish. I LOVE this site and I APPRECIATE all that you do.

    DROID-LIFE BABY!!!!!

    • kellex

      AHOLE! :P

      I share all beta apps that are sent to me if I can. People like to test apps. Apps will be loved by some and hated by others. Keep that in mind. :)

    • syntakk

      I'm glad that he posts these things and allows us to try them out. Kellex does have good judgement, but I still like to get a hands-on with them, especially for apps like this that I have been interested in for a while now. Everything may not be gold, but that doesn't mean it's not worth trying out.

  • shane0790

    I found this last night and was playing around with it. its nice, but some features aren't even there

  • Avery42

    No problems here using Jrummy..seems pretty quick

  • bellboy

    Some flash sites do not work, NHL.com works great. Zooming in and out presents a problem, sometimes it doesn't let you zoom out.

    They need to polish out their menus, looks very grainy. I am using the X10

    otherwise, a good start.

  • duckphan

    I have the HTC IME keyboard on a non-rooted Droiiiiiid and my keyboards work fine. The browser seems slow, and I love multi-touch too much to go w/out.

  • Ryan

    Yes he no touch multi-touch sucks! Also, I don't get how they sau it has flash and java support? I have been unble to find a website that it works with for either,

    Side note: bookmarks actually get ported (I think really use directly from) from the stock browser OMG!!! Why couldn't any of the other browsers have thought of this?

  • kyclover237

    Yup! I have JRummy's Remix v0.5 and CyanMod 5.0.5.7 and it seems to run fine for me – just can't find an exit (close) button

  • area52

    non rooted droid and the keyboard doesnt launch when a text field is selected, nor does the physical keyboard register in the text field…im using the htcIME keyboard

    • kellex

      Interesting. I used it for a while on Cyanogen 5.0.5.7 and it seemed fine. Anyone used it successfully?

  • kaos2flo

    It force closes right on the first screen…

    • kellex

      You using JRummy v.6 or Cyanogen 5.0.6.? If so, it will.

      • kaos2flo

        Yes I am using Jrummy's rom.