Dolphin Browser Beta with Dolphin Engine Now Available
Back in June, we received news from Dolphin that they were programming a new engine promising major advances in browser technology. Among those changes were: 5-10X faster than the default Android browser 100% faster than Chrome (at times) Scored over a 450 when tested on HTML5test.com. (HTML5test.com is an a respected tool for testing a [...]
Back in June, we received news from Dolphin that they were programming a new engine promising major advances in browser technology.
Among those changes were:
5-10X faster than the default Android browser
100% faster than Chrome (at times)
Scored over a 450 when tested on HTML5test.com. (HTML5test.com is an a respected tool for testing a browser’s support of HTML5)
Try it out our latest version of Dolphin Engine, the behind-the scenes technology that makes this Dolphin Browser the highest performing HTML5 browser.
Of course, this sparked interest in the new engine. The time to play is now here, as a new Dolphin Browser Beta has been released. If you do try it out, know that there could be some bugs with it. Some of the features include support for Jelly Bean, the aforementioned Dolphin Engine, and a few more.
Over the weekend we have been running the Beta on the following rooted devices. Samsung GS2, HTC One S and Motorola Xoom. The Xoom running EOS Wingray beta v129, Jelly Bean.
On the SG2 and One S it is faster, smoother and very stable, not having any FC’s at all.
Regarding the Xoom Tablet the results are even better. Page loading is between 2 and 5+ secs faster than Dolphin HD! The difference is down to whether the page is heavy on graphics or not. With very little graphics we seen a dramatic increase in page loading upto 5+ seconds, but really heavy laden graphics it was still a respectable 2+ seconds faster. Making use of the Android 4.1 support has, is working very well.
The full list includes:
Android 4.1 support
Faster page loading and response speed
Stability improvements for Android 2.3+
Improved Flash support
Improved HTML5 canvas support
Various stability and performance improvement
Additionally, the application has full support for Web Worker, Websocket, and Web Audio along with WebGL. As it stands, Dolphin is one of the better browsers out there. If the Dolphin Engine is half as good as it is expected to be, things are about to get exciting in the mobile browser wars.
On a side note The Dolphin Browser HD is no more. From the 3rd August, Dolphin have dropped the HD to simplify the naming.
For more information, check out the XDA Beta thread.
Dolphin Browser Beta Page
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