Dolphin is the first mobile browser to pass a harsh HTML 5 test
Ringmark is a benchmark tool which aims to test a mobile browser's HTML 5 performance. The tests that it features are figuratively divided into three rings: 0, 1 and 2. Although most devices can easily go past Ring 0, Ring 1 has been impossible to complete successfully by any mobile browser until now. The latest Dolphin Browser beta, however, has achieved just that. According to the Dolphin team, their latest and greatest creation has succeeded due to its new and improved support for HTML 5 canvas, border-image, HTML 5 forms, partial WebRTC (WebCamera), XMLHttpRequest2, IndexdDB and other uber-geeky stuff.
Obviously, Dolphin wants to be ahead of the HTML 5 game, recognizing the fact that mobile Flash is being phased out. If you want to see how your mobile browser of choice scores in Ringmark, you'll find the benchmark right here.
And, as a sign of appreciation to the achievement of the latest Dolphin Browser, here's a link to its download page on Google Play.
1. kingstandup (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
I really like Dolphin. I've installed it on my phone and tablet and so far it's been great. It seems to get better with each update, like apps are supposed to do (far too often the upgrades make the app worse.)
2. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
But... Does somebody know what Dolphin gets paid for?
3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1319; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
I never understood why people say Chrome is better than Dolphin. Can someone enlighten me?
5. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Chrome is not better than dolphin in most ways, however I prefer chrome because I like the cloud feeling when switching from tablet to phone to computer, without having to type in a url. Also IMO the UI is better.
7. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
There are less features and it isn't that much faster. I don't get it either, Google really needs to ramp up Chrome for mobile.
8. hung2900 (Posts: 865; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
For me, stock (ICS) browser for JB is the best.
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9710; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Okay since no one has mentioned it, if you click on the link to test your browser it says to select your device. One of them happens to be the iPhone 5.
Its random but I just wanted to let everyone know.