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Top Free Android Web Browsers

Top Free Android Web Browsers

A web browser is the quintessential desktop application. Everyone needs one, and there is not a desktop Linux distribution around that does not make a web browser available. The same applies to mobile devices running the Android operating system.

This type of software application is responsible for retrieving and presenting information held on the World Wide Web, a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the internet. Web browsers allow users to view web pages which often contain a mixture of text, images, videos, and other multimedia.

The web browser segment of the Android market is highly competitive since the vast majority of users demand accessibility to the net from their mobile devices at some point in time. Naturally, Android ships with a default web browser which is fairly competent and will satisfy the needs of many surfers. However, the default app has many shortcomings, and is rather staid. Fortunately, there are a whole raft of web browsers to explore in the Android market offering additional features, better social integration, and real innovation.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 of the finest free Android web browsers. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who demands the most from their web browsing.

Now, let's explore the 9 web browsers at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the app in action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Web Browsers
Firefox Built on the same technology platform as Firefox for desktop computers
Opera Popular desktop browser is available in two editions for Android
Dolphin Browser HD Adapts the way users want to browse the mobile web
Skyfire Built for the social-networking generation
Maxthon Browser Web browser, RSS reader and download manager with multiple skins
Miren Browser Multi-label, multi-functional web browser
Ninesky Browser Small and fast browser that supports Flash and HTML5
xScope Browser Another browser coded from the WebKit
Boat Browser Simple, attractive web browser

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