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Skyfire Version 4.0 “Pro Edition” on the Way, New Pricing Model and UI Enhancements

Skyfire version 4.0 which the company is calling their “Pro Edition” should be out in the coming weeks and is expected to be as good as ever.  With over 2.5 million downloads of their browser, it looks like the company has decided that it’s time to monetize it with some sort of a pricing model.  There will also be a new look and a bunch of “killer” features, that we have not yet been informed of.  This is an odd press release, I’m not going to lie.  I guess this would fall under the “teaser” category?

Anyone a big Skyfire user?  

Skyfire Preparing Major Update for Their Popular Android Browser with New Features and Pricing Model

Skyfire focused on bringing greater personalization and customization to the Android browsing experience.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (March 10th, 2011) – Skyfire, the company that brought you the most innovative smartphone application of 2010, is at it again in 2011. The red-hot Skyfire mobile browser on Android is about to get a whole new look, pricing model and killer features.

Skyfire for Android is one of the most popular applications in the Android Marketplace and has seen over 2.5 million downloads since launching in April 2010. The mobile browser was upgraded to critical acclaim in November 2010 with integrated social media and Facebook capabilities. This latest update will continue to build on Skyfire’s strong track record of innovation.

The company is expecting to announce Skyfire for Android version 4.0 in the coming weeks. All existing features will remain free to the 2.5 million beta testers across the globe and these users will continue to receive Skyfire’s innovative updates moving forward in gratitude for their help and support in the launch of the product.

Download Skyfire 3.0 for Android today: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.skyfire.browser
About Skyfire:

Skyfire is dedicated to using cloud computing to improve multimedia experiences on mobile phones, and has created the first “Compression as a Service” (CAAS) offering for wireless carriers and device makers. Skyfire’s technology has been visible to consumers through the Skyfire browser app, which has enabled Skyfire to refine its technology with millions of users.

The app was named the #2 App of All-Time for Android by TechCrunch, and was the top pick in a PC World September 2010 comparison of all Android browsers. Skyfire won the Best Mobile Application-People’s Voice at the 2009 Webby Awards and was named a Top App of 2009 by the New York Times’ Gadgetwise. Skyfire’s iPhone browser, launched in November 2010, quickly reached the top selling app rank on the Apple App StoreSM, as the first way for iOS users to access videos designed for the Adobe Flash PlayerTM. Skyfire was recently recognized by Light Reading as the #4 StartUp to watch in 2011.

Skyfire is based in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.skyfire.com, or follow Skyfire on Twitter at twitter.com/skyfire.

  • Anonymous

    Skyfire was great before Flash was available… still a good browser, just lost its bling.

  • Rizzidy

    Skyfire stopped being relevant the second Android 2.2 came out.

  • Jkjo

    Who the hell would pay for a browser? Lame.

    • MikeC

      You obviously weren’t on the net in the early to late 90’s, a LOT of us paid for Netscape, in fact, the free version wasn’t even available to the public until 1998. Now, Mosaic, the world’s first web browser has always been free, as has IE, Mosaic came out in 1993, Netscape in 1994 and IE in 1995.

  • Larry

    Stock Browser, FTW!

  • F-Facebook

    I hope they finally get rid of all of that Facebook integration crap. I loved this browser before, it was fast and could handle video well even before we got Flash. Then they added Facebook integration. What a waste. I mean, if I want to check my Facebook, I have an app for that, and I can either use the one preloaded with my phone, or download the Facebook official app from the market. And no, Skyfire, I could care less about what the morons in Facebook are browsing, or reading.

  • DigitalEnforcer

    Nope, I use XScope!

  • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

    I’ve always found the Skyfire interface to be clunky and ugly.

    • Garth

      It probably thinks the same about you. #winning

  • The Observer

    Dolphin HD FTW!!

    • Dolphinsucks

      Dolphin is overrated. It’s bulky and has way too many options when all I need is to be able to browse websites fast. Skyfire is much better at that, and video. Hell, the Stock browser is better. Dolphin Mini is better than Dolphin HD any day of the week too. Yet, even that one has too many options which I could care less about when all I want is to browse the web.

  • B.

    I used to before flash was available.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7J4Z55BLI6W3OMFGRZZFNVLQA John

    finally, i always hated the UI for skyfire. but i have been using dolphin mini anyway so this probably wont effect me much.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    buy a browser

    bwaaa ha haa ha.. yeah right bwaaa ha ha

  • Anon Amous

    Dolphin HD works fine for me. Thankyewverymuch.

  • Ameil

    Is it fast? I don’t need “my desktop browser on my phone”, I need a fast Javascript engine (v8 plz), a fast HTML renderer, and a quick way to access tabs.

  • UGA414

    good