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Dolphin Browser

  • Voice and gesture navigation
  • Clean design
  • Multiple search engine options
  • No desktop version
  • Buried, limited privacy settings

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Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin, March 31, 2014

Dolphin comes in dead last in this comparative test of Android browsers, scoring well only for sync ability thanks to its Dolphin Connect extension that lets you share tabs and links.

Dolphin Browser hits version 10 with a fresh design, new features, June 19, 2013

AndroidCentral.com gives Dolphin Browser a positive write-up of its new and robust features and clean interface. Martonik praises Dolphin's customized search engine selector and app store, which includes apps for major sites like Wikipedia that can be added to the start screen.

Dolphin Browser HD 8.8 (for Android), Sept. 24, 2012

PCMag.com gives Dolphin Browser HD its Editors' Choice award for Android browsers, praising its speed "for such a powerful, feature-rich browser" even though Dolphin took time to load pages. Dolphin's sleek interface, syncing with Google bookmarks and gesture- and voice-enabled navigation are praised.

Hands on: Dolphin browser, June 19, 2013

This reviewer highlights Dolphin's touch-friendly interface, app store, expanded search options (including Amazon, YouTube, Wikipedia and more) and Flash support, but knocks its menu button that's located all the way at the bottom of the screen.

Dolphin Browser, Feb. 11, 2013

In a rare review of the iOS version of Dolphin Browser, CNET editors give Dolphin 5 out of 5 stars, or a "spectacular" rating, declaring that "We loved it so much that we're now using it as our main browser." The main draw is Dolphin's gesture tool; customized shortcuts (speed dials) and clean design are also praised.

Dolphin Browser 8.8.1 review, Sept. 27, 2012

Matt Egan at TechAdvisor (part of PC Advisor) tests Dolphin on Android phones and tablets and deems it "quick enough" but says it needs some performance improvement.

Dolphin Browser for Android, April 15, 2014

Over 1.5 million Google Play contributors give Dolphin Browser, one of the most popular Android browsers, an impressive overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The browser's clean interface and speedy navigation are praised, but some users had issues with Flash.

Dolphin browser for Android adds redesigned UI, new store for web apps, June 20, 2013

Alvarez highlights Dolphin's drag-and-drop support for speed dials, gesture control, new app store and improved user interface. This is more of a summary of new features, than a review, but still helpful.

6 Reasons Dolphin Should Be Your Default Browser, Nov. 30, 2012

Lenahan gives Dolphin Browser a score of 9 out 10 based on its features, like voice and gesture commands and friendly user interface. He doesn't conduct any formal test though.

Dolphin Browser Demonstrates Why Mobile-Only Is a Losing Bet, Jan. 18, 2013

Rowinski doesn't review Dolphin Browser but instead talks about the limitations of mobile-only browsers. He recommends "cross-platform browsers" that allow syncing between desktop and mobile.