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The Best Web Browsers for Android


The Best Web Browsers for Android

Android’s popularity has increased multiple folds in the past few years and we have seen some really powerful handsets running on Android. The Android app store has also been pretty good with large number of apps in various categories. Now, with emphasis more on smartphones for internet usage, you also need good web browsers which have decent rendering capabilities and features like sync with desktop, gestures and bookmarks. There are quite a lot of popular web browsers available for Android. The stock browser on Android itself is really powerful with great rendering, voice search, multi-device syncing, JavaScript support etc.

But it is always good to have alternative so that you get the best in speed and features. In this article we will cover the best 10 web browsers worth trying on your Android phone.

1. Dolphin Browser:

Dolphin web browser is one of the best full fledged browser for Android with tons of features including tabbed browsing similar to desktop version. Dolphin Browser is the world’s first Gesture, Sonar and Add-on enabled mobile web browser on Android. You can also improve your mobile Web/Internet browsing experience by installing the Add-ons for the tasks you need at your fingertips.

Dolphin dolphin_1

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2. Opera Mobile:

Opera is a well known browser for desktop and it provides a good experience on mobiles as well. A web browser ideal for fast network connections on your mobile (such as Wi-Fi or 3G). Opera Mobile is smooth, speedy, and it makes surfing the Web on a mobile device more fun and efficient than ever.

Opera Mobile Opera Mobile_1

3. Firefox:

The Mozilla Firefox Web browser brings the best of desktop browsing to Android, its optimized for the way you browse on tablets. It’s fast, easy to use and customizable, with the latest security and privacy features to help you stay safe online. It is one of the best browsers if you want to customize the experience with add-ons.

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Firefox Firefox_1

4. SkyFire:

Skyfire Browser makes your mobile web experience richer, smarter and more fun. It is one of the smartest & most social mobile browsers available for Android. Skyfire also makes browsing more social. Easy access to Facebook and Twitter news feeds, profiles, friends, inbox, events and places.

Skyfire_1 Skyfire_2

5. Chrome:

Chrome for Android was announced by Google back in and is currently in beta. Chrome is really good when it comes to features and browsing experience. You can check out our review of Chrome for Android.


6. Maxthon:

Maxthon is yet another popular web browser for Android with lots of features like private browsing, sync, full screen, gestures etc. Maxthon Mobile is also optimized for popular phones and tablets such as: Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD etc.

Maxthon Maxthon_1

7. Sleipnir Mobile:

Sleipnir Mobile is the smartphone based web browser available for multiple OS including iPhone/ iPad, Windows Phone and Android devices, that helps you browse the Web with ease using highly customizable tabs and intuitive functionality possible with the vast selection of gestures. Also, you can sync bookmarks between your Android, iPhone / iPad, Windows Phone, Windows and Mac devices using the free cloud service.

Sleipnir Sleipnir_1

8. UC Browser:

UC Browser is another Chinese Web browser with features like multi-touch, VOX (voice control), Cloud Acceleration, RSS reader etc. This browser is being used by 300 million people worldwide.

UC Browser UC Browser_1

Other than these browsers if you want to trimmed down experience, then you can try out Dolphin Browser Mini (without extensions) and Opera Mini (mobile data saving). So which is your favorite Android browser, share it in comments.

Also Read: 10 Best Web Browsers for Windows Phone 7

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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  1. Debasis Patra

    September 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    i dont think that opera and Maxthon can be a good browser maximum websites still not supported ..

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