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Dolphin Browser Reaches Version 10, Features New Interface and Web App Store

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One of the OG Android web browser apps that we used to hype back in the day, Dolphin Browser, received a big update to version 10 today. Whether you continue to use Dolphin after the introduction of Chrome for Android or you are somehow stuck with the stock Android Browser application, it is nice to see big time continuation of development for this app. It still has a massive amount of users and it continues to be a good choice for browsing the web. 

Inside the update is a brand new user interface design, something that users are never upset about. In addition, there is a new “Web App Store,” a page where users can add popular apps to their homescreen, allowing for a better web experience with various supported services. There is a new Dolphin key, allowing for single swipes across the browser menu to access various functions, plus the browser’s themes function has been updated for version 10.

What’s New:

  • New UI design
  • Web App Store: Easily add popular web apps to your home screen
  • Home screen now supports drag & drop grouping of speed dials into folders, with 60+ speed dial slots
  • Dolphin key: single swipe access to browser menu, tab list or Gesture/Sonar
  • Search directly within Amazon, Twitter, Wikipedia, eBay, Youtube, Twitter or Facebook from URL bar
  • Flash support can be re-enabled in settings
  • Themes & Night Mode have been updated for v10. Install the updated versions from Google Play

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  • richfiles

    I love Dolphin… But I’m just confused at the horrid mess that’s resulted from the latest update on my LG Spectrum. The update looks nice, but left it horribly laggy. Decided to try Dolphin Jetpack, and now the UI is snappy as anything I’ve ever seen, but it simply refuses to register tapping links… It can take minutes to get a tapped link to actually “click”. Did I screw something up?

  • KidFlash1904

    I can’t get used to any other browser since I tried it back in the OG days!

  • BTLS

    One feature I use every singe day is the ability to rename and choose the location of each individual download! I download several podcasts and it’s way easier to find them later after renaming them with shorter/simpler names & numbers! I also keep mine on desktop mode as well as full screen!

  • Jan

    Proper full screen browsing and the Dolphin key.. Need I say more? If so, I haven’t tried another browser with the same responsiveness as Dolphin. Done.

  • Firelight

    Why Dolphin? Because it has LastPass as a plugin and Chrome doesn’t have any extensions yet. Therefore Dolphin is my daily-browser for sites that require logins… other than Google connected sites.

    • wified

      LastPass and Xmarks – true and total mirroring between desktop and phone.
      One thing I wish that Dolphin would fix: Allow background streaming of flash, like Maxthon Browser does. In Maxthon you can have Flash going in a background tab. In Dolphin it will only work on the front tab.

  • NoneOfYourBizzness

    For some reason, search suggestions do not work when my default search engine is set to Google. If I change it to Bing or something else the suggestions work fine.

    Anyone else?

    • Jan

      Works for me..

      • NoneOfYourBizzness

        Thanks Jan. Ill have to clear data and see whats going on here.

  • mike

    Dolphin works more like desktop chrome on Win7.

  • Tim242

    Dolphin is faster than Chrome, and has REAL full screen. Not to mention, the slide out bookmarks. Did I mention REAL full screen???

    • blootz

      yes this, and finally flash support… dolphin is once again my favorite… full screen all day!

      • picaso86

        I gave up on Dolphin for the lack of Flash support but now its my new best friend…. Sorry stock browser!

      • KidFlash1904

        I haven’t upgraded in a long while, so I didn’t even realize they removed support.

  • shelderman

    I only use Dolphin mainly for the slide out bookmarks. Will not use Chrome til they get this.

    • Joe

      Agreed, Chrome’s bookmark organization is pitiful, very very lame. Dolphin kills them in that category. Also crushes Chrome in sheer responsiveness when clicking/tapping links within a webpage. Chrome is a joke in that regard.

  • shelderman

    I only use Dolphin mainly for the slide out bookmarks. Will not use Chrome til they get this.

  • I-Troll-U

    Only thing greater than Dolphin browser is my avatar.

  • I-Troll-U

    Only thing greater than Dolphin browser is my avatar.

  • Stewie

    Might have to give Dolphin another shot, I do like the stock browser best, but since they broke their own QC in Labs with the latest iteration ….

  • Stewie

    Might have to give Dolphin another shot, I do like the stock browser best, but since they broke their own QC in Labs with the latest iteration ….

  • j2000pro

    I really like Dolphin, and this new UI looks great, but I still have a hard time making Dolphin my go to browser following those privacy issues they had a couple years back.

  • j2000pro

    I really like Dolphin, and this new UI looks great, but I still have a hard time making Dolphin my go to browser following those privacy issues they had a couple years back.

  • Dave

    I like how Dolphin opens links in a new tab also. Chrome should be great being a Google app….but blah.

    • Big_EZ

      No other browser has the tab options like Dolphin, and if they have any tabs they are a pain to deal with. “Open links in a new tab,” and “open new tabs in background” are the reasons I don’t use a pc for browsing anymore.

    • Big_EZ

      No other browser has the tab options like Dolphin, and if they have any tabs they are a pain to deal with. “Open links in a new tab,” and “open new tabs in background” are the reasons I don’t use a pc for browsing anymore.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Used to LOVE dolphin. That was my first 3rd party browser. Going to give it a shot again. I like chrome…. But not better than the original stock browser.

  • KleenDroid

    Since getting the S4 I prefer Dolphin. The 1080p screen doesn’t display or zoom with the other browsers the way I like. I used to prefer the standard browser but now Dolphin is my go to.

  • Gabe

    Dolphin is my browser of choice and the first browser I suggest to anyone who asks. Never use stock and selectively utilize Chrome/Chrome Beta. Very pleased to see this update. Now off to force this update onto all my devices

  • philnolan3d

    Dolphin is the only mobile browser that shows me full web sites every single time. I never want to see mobiles sites.

    • hkklife

      Yep and Dolphin also is the only reputable browser with a true fullscreen mode. I get so annoyed by all of the wasted space in Chrome and the other browsers.

      • Tim242

        Exactly! It annoys me that Chrome and Opera claim to be full screen, but are not.

      • philnolan3d

        That’s true, I hadn’t thought of that.

    • Austinfacts

      I thought I was the only one who appreciated the set to desktop user agent feature. I also like the new flash settings.

      • philnolan3d

        Yes there are User Agent plugins for the others but none of them work right.

    • Joe

      Yes, why do mobile sites still even exist?? I mean with 1) the power/processing speed of the latest phontes, 2) the amazing screens (and larger screens) of any relatively new phone, and 3) the increasing data speeds of most carriers, why is there still even a need for mobile versions of websites? Its really beyond me…

      • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

        There still are tens of millions of people who do not have or cannot afford the latest and greatest phones with fast processors, big high res displays etc. Its beyond you probably because you can’t think beyond yourself.

      • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

        There still are tens of millions of people who do not have or cannot afford the latest and greatest phones with fast processors, big high res displays etc. Its beyond you probably because you can’t think beyond yourself.

        • blootz

          iPhone still uses mobile sites.

          • mx

            iPhone has always supported full websites. It is the web developers who continue to push mobile versions for the reasons Ritesh states above.

          • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

            @mx – That is correct. And sometimes, mobile sites are just cleaner and easier to read even my 4.7″ display. Less zooming in, moving around etc. I only launch full websites on my phone only when I need it. Also, higher data speeds does not address higher data usage that comes from full websites.

    • blootz

      I agree! I hate mobile sites

  • T4rd

    Still sticking with with stock browser from 4.0/4.1. Dunno why no other browser can’t scroll/zoom as smoothly, support flash, sync (Google/Chrome) bookmarks and implement pie controls. Chrome just doesn’t seem as fast and I hate having to use the settings button to get to all the buttons. I haven’t really used Dolphin since the OG Droid. Maybe I’ll try it out again. I actually like X Scope on my OG Droid the best though, I really like its one-finger control/zoom system.

    • Bradley Allen

      Finally someone said it. Chrome sucks. It is slow and non-reactive. The prinicple ideas for the functionallity in Chrome are great but it just doesn’t work.

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        I hat how crome redraws text. It gets it wrong way too often. Particularly weird because the stock android browser has no problem with text redraw. That’s really my only beef with Chrome. I still use it just about everyday, but I use Dolphin Beta more.

        • T4rd

          Yeah, that annoys me too. I browse forums a lot on my phone and it seems like for some reason Chrome doesn’t know what size to make quoted text in posts, so text sizes in posts can vary wildly and make it awkward to read. Very odd issue.
          It’s very odd that Google can design excellent software for Android and browsers for desktops, but not a good browser for Android, lol.

  • KleenDroid

    Dolphin is Amazing

    • T4rd

      Everything is Amazing.

      • Bill Gates

        Internet Explorer is amazing.