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Dolphin Browser HD v4.0 Finally Released

The Dolphin Browser HD hopped up to version 4.0 and is available in the market for free.  The screenshot above details some of the changes that were made to improve the overall experience in this top notch browser.  You will find new settings and bookmarks shortcuts if  you swipe from the left or right.  Nice additions, indeed.  

They also tweaked some things in order to fix a few minor bugs:

  • Fix swipe action issue – side bar is too easy to slide out.
  • Fix drag down window issue – cannot click the links on the top of the page.
  • Bookmarks Folder Support
  • Multi-language Support ( 12 languages) & UI upgrade
  • Add Page Management feature to address bar.
  • Fix some tiny bugs which are supported by you.

Any big Dolphin fans in the audience?

Via:  Dolphin blog

  • Lhu

    Sadly, I agree that stock browser seems to work better than all these alternatives.

  • Bret

    Best browser for my Tablet but frustrating that I can't find the version 4 apk

  • fallofshadows

    Meh. I used to use Dolphin as my main browser, but since installing Skyfire, I've never gone back. Dolphin is still better than the stock browser, in my opinion, but I was never really a fan of stock as it is lol.

  • Fish

    I'm a big Dolphin fan, mostly because of the gestures feature. It's handy enough for me to be able to draw a letter (or whatever) to bring up any particular bookmark that I cut it some slack in the speed department.

    If I can start going to a site in under 2 seconds using the gesture feature, as opposed to spending several seconds scrolling around through the massive list of bookmarks I have, then that more than makes up for the slightly slower load time.
    Besides, I just recently made the jump to a Droid X from a Blackberry Storm 2, so the browsing still seems super fast to me :)

  • Chris.Go

    Where the hell is a simple supported by Google Chrome browser to put this issue to bed?

  • David

    I've used Dolphin, SkyFire, xScope, Opera and HTC's stock browser, of course, on my Incredible. I have a problem with the stock browser because you can't close it, except by backing out through all previously viewed pages from that session. Opera just takes up too much screen realestate. SkyFire and I just didn't click. Dolphin was my favorite for a while, but after an update some months ago it became slow and I went back to stock.

    xScope 6 is by far my current favorite, though. It's fast. And I like the fact that I can hide the toolbar at the bottom as well as both the notification bar and address bar at the top. I get more content space that way. And bookmarks, history, downloads and a file manager are easily found in the pop-up toolbar in the toolbar at the bottom.

    Dophin is very good – and so far, more Firefox-like than the Mozilla beta. But xScope simply works better for me.

  • BA_Carroll

    Cool finally it is pretty awesome. Off topic whatever happened to Fennec? Anyone?

  • Fibertechster

    I use the stock browser for most, but if it involves video I always default to Skyfire. every browser should have an option to easily switch from the mobile version to desktop version of the page. A lot of video sites won't work at all in the stock browser. Like Vevo.com for example. Other sites want money to watch the mobile version, but work perfectly free in Skyfire.

  • Spaniard85

    Finally started using it for the full-screen mode. Loving it so far.

  • Josh

    Not a fan of Dolphin HD, tries to do too much stuff at once. I like that on my super fast laptop, not on my 3.7″ screen. I do really love standard Dolphin (Non-HD) version. Use it all the time.

  • Phoxus

    Dolphin has some things right, like addons and cool colors etc.
    Dolphin has some things wrong, like clutter, overwhelming options, and if I'm correct still has advertisements.
    No browser is perfect, but I'm a guy with enough clutter in my life that I don't need more. I want access to browsing, downloads, files, porn, tabs and an escape button. Do that and make it the fastest and i'll take that.

    Oh wait, hi xscope

  • http://syntakk.blogspot.com syntakk

    I've tried all of them and always end up back on the stock browser. It just seems to be the fastest overall for me. My one complaint is the way it handles multiple windows.

    • Paul

      Ditto.

    • Josh

      Syntakk, try out the standard non-HD Dolphin Browser. It's fast and handles tabs well.

  • ryanallaire

    Been using dolphin for a while now, no problems with speed or useability. Definitely like the fact it's not so easy to slide out the sidebars, try the whole thing b4 you knock it people..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000723233001 Michael Welborn

    BIG dolphin fan here!

    I've always loved the swipe menus and the plugins and the tab implementation. The option to rename a download is also a great feature. Its nice to see that they've worked out most of the bugs.

  • Abraham3660

    I tried dolphin, but it was so slow, and that was proven in the browser test PC World did. Its definitly amazing if your looking for features, but I just want to find what Im looking for quickly.

  • Jager07

    Just downloaded for my D1. When I opened the browser, it loaded their home page. I used pinch-to-zoom to zoom into the text. Attempted to scroll right or left to view text, but this action opened menu bars instead of scrolling the page, making the page impossible to read. Lame lame lame. Uninstalled.

  • imronburgundy

    Reading the comments sections of droid-life makes me want to troll. Why is that?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      lol

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      im gonna start with because of your name

  • Mark

    Used to use Dolphin, loved the fact that you could hold the back button and exit out plus clear cache and history that way, but the browser was wayyyyyy to slow, had to go back to the stock browser, which I'm not a fan of, but at least it's fast.

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    I ate dolphin once taste like chicken

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      omg

      • Steeeliskt

        You reply a lot to peoples comments… i always thought your picture was of a girl(was not sure though), decided to expand your profile just now and descovered you are a guy.

        lawl

        Sorry i thought it was funny though

  • pdash

    switched over to dolphin recently, because the new xscope was giving me all sorts of problems. I had tried dolphin b4, but i'm REALLY feeling it this time around. my only beef is the ui is kinda ugly and overly ornate imo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KHI4N5WM55UHS45NJ73T63DOF4 david

    Dolphins suck… go G-Men hahahahha

  • p-man

    Big fan here as well. Tried them all and always end up going back to dolphin. The bookmark slide is the best feature by far. All the other browsers seems to have a much slower way to get to your bookmarks. I love xscope except for their bookmarks page. Dolphin has great add-ons as well.

  • Vespadaddy

    Here's a friendly droid-life improvement tip: when you tout an app, please include a QR code.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717199571 Jason Lassourreille

    I have tried Dolphin, Skyfire (was an alpha tester), and xscope. I always wind up back at stock. For some reason, and I think Firefox has this same problem, the more features they add the less the browser just works for me. I know this may be a “my phone” thing, but that has been my experience. I like Dolphin, it sure has grown up, but I can't find a really compelling reason to use it consistently. What “can't live without” features am I overlooking?

    • NorCalGuy

      I am the same way all these browsers seem to be trying to do too much… the only reason I have skyfire still on my phone is for things that won't download through the stock browser.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717199571 Jason Lassourreille

        I agree. I do the same thing especially if a document is password protected or something strange. Other than that, I am happy with stock. I am not nearly as demanding I guess on my phone as I am on my desktop.

    • Timoh

      I had been the same way but lately the stock browser has been having problems with some pages and links. Also it is a lot easier to manage your downloads, or download files period with Dolphin over the stock browser. This is just my personal experience over the past few weeks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/antimatter3009 Jonathan Clark

      I used Dolphin for a few weeks and I liked the interface for the most part, but it was way too heavy to actually use on a phone. If someone could just give me the stock browser but with real tabs my browsing life would be complete. I might give it a shot again anyhow, as last time I tried it I was on stock 2.1, now on rubix focused. Maybe it will be usable now.

  • Mindreader

    Big fan. No problems with last version. They improve it often. The Droid default browser is primitive in comparison.
    Dana
    San Diego

  • Cgmartin33

    Damn it…I had the page open but forgot to look at the comments…congrats. Anyhow, is it Dolphin that has no flash support?…I can't remember.

    • Cgmartin33

      Nice…maybe I will try it again. I feel the same way as most people that just posted…I like the simplicity of the good old stock browser. I have a couple issues that annoy me but it gets the job done.

    • Dinofan01

      no its had flash support for a while now.

    • M1ghtysauc3

      I think that's xscope.

      • http://twitter.com/john_ecko John Sevilla

        xscope has flash support

      • Jager07

        When I installed Dolphin HD just now, it asked me if I wanted Flash on full-time, never, or on demand. So I assume it has Flash support. However, I immediately uninstalled the browser for other reasons, so I didn't actually test out the Flash support/capability.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674902817 Zach Davis

    woo been waiting for fixes on this

  • KleenDroid

    Interesting

  • Fasdfa

    first

    • KleenDroid

      Interesting

      • AnDroidSepTIX

        very lol

    • Johnt3433

      gay

    • http://www.facebook.com/anuttybuckeye Tobey Steinman

      not really

    • Nölff

      If you say “First” again, your nipples may get stuck in a helicopter blade.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      its a shame how you are just so off… it aint funny dude.