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BOLT Browser now out of private beta, available in Android Market

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BOLT Browser now out of private beta, available in Android Market
The BOLT browser is now out of private beta and is ready to be installed on to your Android phone. The BOLT browser is said to offer the fastest page loads of any browser on Android, 25% to 50% faster than the competition. The software supports pinch-to-zoom, tabbed browsing, URL auto-complete and a social tab that brings you an always-on connection to Facebook.

With the BOLT browser, pages render just as you see them on your desktop PC and the browser gives you video support for YouTube, ESPN, CNN and more even if your phone does not have Flash installed. Flash and HTML5 video can be viewed with "adaptive compression" for quick viewing.

The BOLT browser also allows you to save web pages and images to use offline. The browser uses WebKit based "cloud-computing architecture" and is available for free in the Android Market for those using Android 2.1 or higher.

source: BOLT via AndroidCentral





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posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:49 2

1. mannequins (unregistered)


smoothest android browser yet!

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:17 2

2. merdoc (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


is it better looking the dolphin and faster

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:23 2

3. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


I just tried in my Charge, and I I'll keep using dolphin hd

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:51

4. Pfffft (unregistered)


Shenanigans! Just loaded this on my brand new SGS2 and it's laughably slow, even compared to the default browser. This, in addition to page renders being all over place. Don't waste your time, this one's garbage.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:53

5. box (unregistered)


I'm used to Skyfire and Opera Mini, I'll check this out

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:56

6. box (unregistered)


Has the launch screen like Opera's Speed Dial (but with 12 instead of 9 pages), haven't noticed it being faster than Skyfire yet over WiFi....

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:58 2

7. box (unregistered)


However it does seem to be closer-to-desktop compared to Skyfire, which had previously been the closest-to-desktop browser I was familiar with. Web page scrolling also has a better feel to it

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:19

8. Jeff (unregistered)


Boat Browser will continue to be my main browser

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:19

9. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Works incredibly fast when hooked up to WiFi and loads real smooth. But gives me network connectivity issues when being used on my 3G network. Not my network since Dolphin still works smooth on it. Weird.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 12:33

11. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


After further review... It sucks my Dolphin browser is much better.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 22:13

10. Zest (unregistered)


Was very slow for me. Took forever to load a page. Samsung Fascinate.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 12:44

12. ardit (unregistered)


IT SUCKS! TOO SLOW

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