So with all the tablets coming, you want a good browser to use. Obviously, web surfing will be one thing you or students will do regularly. The default browser that comes with Android works pretty well. But like most default apps, you do not find a lot of features.
I wanted a browser similar to my desktop/laptop browser. In looking around, the browser that would meet my needs was the then-beta browser Dolphin. So here’s what you can find with Dolphin:
- tabbed browsing. Yes, you can have multiple tabs open, and go back and forth with your finger. Now, remember this is a phone and not your desktop so it is not speedy, but I certainly like multiple tabs open…
- Add-ons. Yup, lots of various add-ons for the browser. Things like Google Reader, Twitter, and a variety of searches (Bing, YouTube, Wikipedia, etc)
- Gestures. By clicking in the corner and completing a gesture, you can activate a set of pre-created executions or create your own.
Again, another great reason to support Linux and open source. Dolphin JUST came out of beta, so we will surely find a huge number of improvements over the next few weeks/months. I cannot wait to see Dolphin on a tablet!