Mobotap’s Dolphin Browser has updated its powerful Android app to version 7.0 with new features that let users sync settings and bookmarks as well as give better access to frequently visited sites with its Webzine feature.
The Dolphin Browser recently made headlines by finally making its way over to the iPhone and iPad, but it humbly started as a faster and better functioning alternative to the Android browser. And while the stock Android browser has greatly improved since the first Dolphin release, Dolphin keeps swimming along with more enhancements and features that help define it as a strong competitor.
The update to version 7.0 on Android adds Dolphin’s first ever cloud-based functionality, with the ability to sync browsing preferences, bookmarks and custom gestures across multiple Android smartphones and tablets. It also updated its still-new Webzine feature, which offers channels to popular websites, with the update showcasing the Dolphin community’s 16 most popular sites. The company also said an update to its iOS version of the browser is “on the way.”
Other cool features that help Dolphin stand out on Android and iOS include smart tabbed browsing, custom gestures for navigation, a sidebar for accessing bookmarks, a desktop mode option for switching between desktop and mobile site views, and a smart address bar that better predicts your URL.
The new version of the Android app is available to download now and will exclusively be available from the GetJar app store until Sunday, Oct. 23. After that date, the app will go live in the Android Marketplace.
Dolphin developer MoboTap recently raised $10 million in a first-round funding from Sequoia Capital with participation from Matrix Partners.
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