Dolphin HD 5.0 for Android brings new updates

Mobotap has released a new version of its browser for Android. Dolphin HD has reached version 5, and it brings a slew of updates. The web browser currently competes with alternatives like Miren and Firefox Mobile. Unlike the alternatives, however, Dolphin HD uses the Android's built-in web rendering. This means that overhead is low and the browser behaves similar to the built-in Android browser, according to Ars Technica. The browser offers a tabbed interface, better gesture support, extensive configurability, and a wonderful add-on system, compared to Google's browser.

Dolphin HD has dropped the black and green theme for a simple, white and green interface. The layout remains the same, so current users will not be overwhelmed. The button for a new tab is now on right-hand side of the tab bar. It also floats over tabs. A new feature brought in is a start page with "Speed Dial". User can pin their favorite sites for easier access. The new page also has a "Most Visited Sites" feature. The left sidebar has been streamlined. Bookmarks, history, and the most-visited lists are now fully navigable using the sidebar's tree structure.

Embedded ads in the bookmarks manager have been dropped. As a side note, old themes are not compatible with the new version. You can get Dolphin HD 5 from the Android Market for free. It is intended for modern Android devices, while the older Dolphin Browser Mini is a lightweight browser for devices running at least Android 1.6

Images: Thanks to Ars Technica for the screenshots.

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I'm all for protecting your own work but is there really any need for neowin logos on screenshots of a widely available application? It's not like this is an exclusive. OT this is a great little browser that competes with the best of them, definitely worth a try for all android users.

I liked Dolphin on my Xoom but always thought it looked a bit naff compared to Opera with it's theme. However now it's more "Xoom browser"-like it's very nifty. I think people have actually but some time and effort into Android 3 optimisation. *Applauds*

Great browser! This new version seems more modern and smooth.
Too bad the Xmarks plugin doesn't work, hopefully it will be updated soon.

chago12 said,
can someone tell me how to delete a bookmark. im an atrix 4g

From the Bookmark sidebar, click "Quick Access" and select "Bookmarks". From this page you can re-order, delete and edit bookmarks.

B3AN said,

From the Bookmark sidebar, click "Quick Access" and select "Bookmarks". From this page you can re-order, delete and edit bookmarks.

thanks

"black and green them*" just pointing out you missed an e.

Saying this before people start bashing the editor like they have been lately.

Good article, definitely gonna try this on a friends droid.

Sikh said,
"black and green them*" just pointing out you missed an e.

Saying this before people start bashing the editor like they have been lately.

Good article, definitely gonna try this on a friends droid.


Fixed it. Thank you for pointing out my error calmly, sir. +1 for you