Android is one step closer in seeing a SkyFire browser?

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Android is one step closer in seeing a SkyFire browser?
Today Android users can slowly breathe in some fresh air as the platform is one step closer in seeing the reality of the SkyFire browser coming. It's nice to see some Android handsets supporting multi-touch, but there is just one area that all available browsers on the platform miss – their inability to play both Flash and Silverlight content. So far SkyFire has proven to be a versatile browser for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 users. SkyFire announced today that they've acquired kolbysoft, makers of the popular Steel browser for Android, for an undisclosed sum of money. One of the main reasons for the acquisition was to to obtain “talent” – specifically kolbysoft's skill at building on top of WebKit. With that in mind, its presumable to say that Android users can expect to look forward to see some kind of incarnation of the SkyFire web browser. Although development was well underway, SkyFire didn't make any confirmations on how far along the project was at or when to expect a tentative date – this new move may clear a path for an eventual release some day though.

via MobileCrunch



1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009


2. tuminatr

Posts: 1143; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

skyfire is fast and has flash 10 support, I have a moto droid and a Touch Pro 2 and the skyfire browser is NICE

3. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

it is very nice....and slooooooooow....but nice

4. basschica

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

I hope it supports unsigned SSL redirects so that I can use the guest wireless at work that uses Cisco WCS. Our regular network uses a key index other than default, so that doesn't work either. 2 of my biggest beefs with Android. I'd like to turn off cell antenna and use wifi only too. The constant attempts to locate network kills the battery and if you're in an area without service.

5. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

once again the evolution has begun get on board or get left behind D R O I D

6. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

It's just a remote hosted browser man, it isn't the cure for cancer.

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