Mobile browsers are optimized so as to display Web content most effectively for small screens on portable devices. These software are utilized in various ways. Browser software must be small and efficient to accommodate the low memory capacity and low-bandwidth of wireless hand held devices.
Mobile browser usually connects via cellular network, or via wireless LAN, using standard HTTP or WML. WML and HDML are stripped-down formats suitable for transmission across limited bandwidth, and wireless data connection called WAP. Here check the features of the latest 6 best mobile web browsers available.
Skyfire Mobile Browser
Skyfire renders requested web page on a proprietary server and relays it to the browser on the end user’s mobile phone which displays the content. Skyfire runs on Android and iOS. It has two distinct generations of mobile browser . The first generation (1.x) browser, a web page is fully rendered by a server separate from the mobile device and second generation (2.x) browser employs a hybrid approach, using a conventional rendering of Web pages on the handheld device.
Skyfire includes Flash and also utilizes different displays within the system along with widgets such as YouTube, zoom-in features, chat windows, etc. Page loading and viewing web videos has improved using Skyfire. One can enjoy flash-based online games by using SkyFire. This browsers use company’s servers, for rendering data which allows users to go to websites which some other browsers are not able to screen. These features makes Skyfire a total package in a single application.
Minimo v0.1 is the “first” public preview release of a small device browser from Mozilla. This works only on Windows Mobile and it is the obtained via a free operating source. It has got extremely fast user-interface, saves informations when browsing by utilizing data compression methods. Currently minimo takes up about 25 MB of RSS. One can enjoy Tabbed browsing along with thumbnail photos as well as page zoom. It also performs book marking, tab browsing, improvising, social networking etc.
Opera Mini requests web pages through Opera software’s servers, which process and compress them before sending them to the mobile phone, speeding up transfer by 2-3 times and dramatically reducing the amount of data transferred. In mobile view mode, this browser works faster than any other mobile browsers, even in slow GPRS connectivity.
Internet Explorer Mobile
The current Internet Explorer Mobile version is based on the desktop version of Internet Explorer. The latest version 9 provides high quality browsing and media viewing experiences that you’ve come to expect on your desktop. Internet Explorer Mobile functionality varies by device and by Windows Mobile operating system. Features of this browser includes tabbed browsing. The browser support multi touch gestures including pinch-to-zoom as well as tap-to-zoom. Bing search is tightly integrated with Internet Explorer Mobile. It can display websites in both “mobile version” and “desktop version”.
Apple Safari Mobile
Safari is a good touch-based web browser which will screen places such as YouTube & stream your videos. One can experience powerful zoom-in function using the good interface.It includes features like Private Browsing (a mode in which no record of information about the user’s web activity is retained by the browser), the ability to archive web content in the proprietary Webarchive format, and the ability to e-mail complete web pages directly from a browser menu, and the ability to search bookmarks.
Dolphin HD browser is based on the Android operating system. It was one of the first alternate browsers in that platform that introduced support for multi-touch gestures. It also includes features like Tabbed navigation, User agent spoofing, add-ons, gesture recognition, bookmark synchronization and possibility to use the hardware volume buttons for scrolling. It is also capable of running Adobe Flash, but it can have problems with video streaming. Dolphin HD uses the Webkit engine and the native platform rendering capabilities, which allows for a small disk footprint.