Latest Dolphin Browser Beta Takes On Chrome With New, Blazing Fast Engine

Android: Dolphin Browser is already our favourite browser for Android, but the latest beta is fast and feature-rich even compared to Chrome in ICS and Jelly Bean. According to the developers, the new Dolphin Engine makes the browser fast enough to smoke Chrome in benchmark tests.

When you install the Dolphin Browser beta, the first thing you’re presented with is the option to run some benchmarks to prove how fast the browser is on your device. In my tests, the beta really is fast: much faster than the stock browser and on par with the latest Firefox beta. I didn’t have an ICS device to test this against Chrome, but the developers claim that the new engine makes Dolphin up to twice as fast as Chrome, depending on the task at hand, and 5-10 times as fast as the stock browser.

We covered the last version of the beta, but the new Dolphin Engine (which devs say will roll into the full version of Dolphin Browser as soon as it’s finished) is what makes this version really stand out. While the beta has a little ways to go before its features are rolled into the full version, it works and operates exactly like Dolphin Browser does now.

The Dolphin beta supports devices running Android 2.3 or higher, including Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. You can snag it right from the beta thread at XDA Developers using the link below. If you give it a try, let us know what you think and how it stacks up against your preferred browser on your device.

Dolphin Browser Beta (with Dolphin Engine) [xda-developers]

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