The Android browser
wars! Default, Opera or Dolphin?
I use all three of these browsers from time to time. But, the one that
is winning my personal browser war is Dolphin.
When I first discovered the Opera Mini browser on my Blackberry, I found
it to be a great improvement over the default browser. The interface was
smoother and it seemed faster. When I discovered that there was an Opera
Mini for Droid I went to market and downloaded.
liked it on the Droid even more than I liked it on the Blackberry. The
fact that it had a sort of tab main page which features your
most-often-visited sites was great. I also liked the password storage
The one drawback that kept me from using it more was the fact that even
after Froyo arrived and Flash was loaded, watching Flash videos just
So, I used it to log into my Google AdSense account and the Scrabble
Cheat page, but other than that I kept using the default browser that
came with the Droid.
And then....somebody turned me on to the Dolphin browser. No contest.
The clear winner. Real tabs, Flash plays fine.
One of features I really love about the Dolphin browser, is that you can
set it to delete all of your history and cache each time you exit the
browser. This works only if you click the menu button, and then Exit. If
you are multi-tasking and simply closing the browser to go elsewhere on
your Droid, the Dolphin browser will still have the pages you loaded
available to you. Very cool.