Top 5 Free Android Browsers

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Competition among browsers is more fierce than ever. Chrome and Firefox release 72 new versions every week for desktop versions, but their Android counterparts are equally, if not more competitive. As we all race to tablets and smartphones we’re being tempted with all kinds of alternatives to systems’ stock browsers.

But which are the best browsers for you and your Android device? Let’s find out.

1. Opera

Opera comes with an interface that has been easily adapted from Desktop version to mobile UI. It rose to fame because of its data compression algorithms which work whenever the user requests for a page. Its powerful server will compress the data which will make the page will load faster and use lesser data.

With the download manager, users can start, stop, resume, and rename media files. If you haven’t already, you can download Opera from the Google Play Store here.

2. Dolphin Browser

This is one of the most popular and, at the same time, fastest browsers ever released for Android devices. It features tabbed browsing along with Dolphin Connect, it allows you to sync and send contents between your mobile and desktop browsers. . This browser is allows to enhance your browsing experience by simply installation of additional Add-ons.

The way a user uses the Dolphin Browser HD is unique as most of the usage is gesture based and voice guided. The improved UI and the voice dictation service has propelled this browser in to the elite league.

You can download Dolphin Browser from the Google Play Store here.

3. FireFox

Mozilla Firefox, we all are familiar with it’s good name and how it works. The features are pretty tight including smart tabs and a ‘hiding’ feature of the open tabs. The privacy options will be updated and Mozilla sync is fully functional.

It is highly customizable as you can add Add-ons/ extensions, Awesome Screen functions that allows users to set favorite websites and an easy to use page. Awesome Bar is another great feature along with Sync functions that yo can use to Sync the mobile variant of Firefox with the Desktop variant.

Sync function will bring all the bookmarks, history, passwords, bookmarks and opened tabs from your desktop Firefox browser and to your mobile Firefox app.

You can download Firefox from the Google Play Store here.

4. Chrome

Chrome Browser on PC is the most popular browser. and soon after its launch gained the same popularity on Android as well!

The app combined the desktop software’s varied abilities with a mobile’s agility. The user gets a very intuitive experience while using the browser, shifting screens and flipping through tabs.

You can enter your Google account details and sign it into your Desktop Chrome variant and then sing in into the mobile version and, every single thing will be automatically synced between both devices. Chrome for Android will not work with older Android phones and this might be a low-point.

You can download Chrome web browser from the Google Play Store here.

5. UC Browser

The main feature of this small browser is the ‘adaptable setup’ feature, which allows users to adjust their browsing styles and create separate configurations for multiple network connections.

Some other great features of UC Browser for your Android device are these: Multi-touch support for gestures and commands, a download manager that allows you to grab files from all over the web faster. Quick Reads is another option that you can enable to grab RSS feeds. The other important functions you’ll find in UC Browser are: Vox – control the app using voice; AutoFill – it will show suggestions as you type a word in the address field; Night Mode – when enabled, it will offer you a better browsing experience in a dark environment.

You can download UC Web Browser from the Google Play Store here.

 

What do you think? Do you agree with the list above? Let us know in the comments section below!

Bluebox Security Reveals That 99% Android Devices Have Major App Vulnerability

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The company Bluebox security, has found a security hole in Android’s operating system. What’s even more scary about this news is the report states that this security hole has been around since Android 1.6 Donut. Apparently what can happen is malicious developers can change the APK of a legitimate company, without any breaks to its cryptographic signature. This basically means that if an app is hacked on Android, the user would not know and could be entering their information and sending it to the malicious hackers unknowingly.

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Micromax Canvas 4 Pre-Orders Begin

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SPECIFICATIONS

Company/Brand Micromax
Type Dual Sim Smartphone
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Price Rs. 16,999
Price Range Rs. 15,000 – 20,000
Announced June 2013
Released TBA July 8th 2013
Hype 5/5
Chipset Mediate 6589
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
GPU Power VR SGX
RAM 1 GB
Battery 2500 mAh
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Weight 182 g
Main Display 5 inch Display
In-Built Storage 8 GB
Special Features Blow to Unlock

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Google Developing Android Powered Gaming Console and Wristwatch?

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Google Inc. is developing a video gaming console and a wristwatch powered by its Android operating system. Supposedly, Google is making these Android-powered devices in reaction to Apple’s upcoming devices. According to people familiar with the matter, as the Internet giant seeks to spread the software beyond smartphones and tablets, they also hope to design and market the devices itself. Also the rumours suggest that they might release at least one of them this fall.

Samsung has said it’s working on an Android-based watch with smartphone-like capabilities. Wearable computing is a hot area of development for startups and technology giants. The Wall Street Journal reported in February that Apple was developing a watch-like device with smartphone features.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Officially Announced

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Samsung has continued the expansion of the Galaxy S4 family of devices and announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom.

This cameraphone will potentially be loved by the picture-taking crowd with its 16MP CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom lens and a Xenon flash. Other key specs of the Zoom have it sporting a 4.3-inch QHD DISPLAY (960×540 resolution), runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, powered by a 1.5GHZ dual-core processor, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, 1.5GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage (expandable storage up to 64GB) and a 2330mAh battery. Continue reading

Micromax Teases Next Canvas : is this the Canvas 4?

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Micromax is clearly working on the next version of their popular Canvas series and has already started teasing it on TV. A small teaser caught between morning sessions of cricket tells us that another version of the Canvas is headed our way.

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LG Optimus L7 II Dual listed running Android 4.3?

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While Android 4.3 never actually materialized at Google I/O last month, the latest version of Jelly Bean keeps popping up and making cameos all over. It most recently appeared in the specs for LG’s Optimus L7 II Dual (that name’s a handful, we know) on the company’s website. The handset was running Android 4.1 when we played with it at Mobile World Congress and appears to have shipped with that OS version in some markets. Obviously, it’s only a matter of time until Android 4.3 becomes official but we fully expect it to debut on Google’s own Nexus 4 flagship before coming to any other device. In light of this, and considering the Optimus L7 II features a 4.3-inch screen, perhaps we’re just looking at a typo? We’ve reached out to LG for clarification — we’ll keep you posted.

Facebook Home Now Available For Almost All Android Devices

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Android Developer Paul O’Brien, has done it again. First, he unleashed Facebook Home apks before the initial release. Now, he has made Facebook Home available to all devices, even unrooted ones. That is correct. You do not have to be rooted to give Facebook Home a try.

The folks at Modaco extracted the Facebook Home APK file and made it available for all those in other countries than the US.

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HTC COO Departs After Reporting Highest Revenue In 11 Months

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HTC reported that sales of their flagship HTC One hit ‘around 5 million.’ This is certainly great news for CEO Peter Chou as he previously declared that he would resign if the One was not a success. For now the all-aluminum Android is pressing forward. Earlier today the company their strongest month of revenues in almost a year. Unaudited revenues ending May 31st hit $967 million, but still down 3.3%.

That’s the good news. Unfortunately another exec has departed the company. Bloomberg is reporting that Matthew Costello, Chief Operating Officer, has decided to part ways after a 3-year stint. No other details were given, but “Costello will stay on as an executive adviser after moving to Europe.” His role will be absorbed by Fred Liu, currently president of engineering and operations, and will now oversee “operations, quality, sales operations and services.”

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