All Android phones come with a default browser, very basic, without too many functions, and which falls short of what many users need in our day to day. But when it comes to browsers, we are not short of options to choose from. Among the whole range of different applications, we find one that stands out above the others, Dolphin Browser HD, which by far is the best browser for Android. Now, it has been updated to the latest version, the 8.0, which brings us a small redesign and some usability improvements.
Something main for the development team of Dolphin Browser HD 8.0 has been to focus on better integrating the add-ons that have been introduced in recent months, which are gesture recognition, and voice control of the application, a system called Dolphin Sonar.
Gesture recognition allows us to manage the browser through drawings on screen, which we can associate with different actions. For example, one of the most classic is that when drawing a “G” it automatically directs us to Google. And we can do the same with other pages, so that we save time when going to the sites we visit regularly. From Dolphin Sonar Something similar can be said, which tries to approach the functions that Siri has on Apple devices, interpreting what we are saying and acting based on what is acoustically detected. Now, the interface is much better adapted so that we can get the most out of these two add-ons.
Regarding the redesign, you can also highlight what they have done with the lower menu, which is displayed when you press the menu button. It has been reorganized and added some new functions, and some very specific changes have been made to the appearance. Nor can we forget the right side menu, where we find all the complements and add-ons that we have installed and that are compatible with our browser. Before, we only saw the icon, so if we have installed something that we do not use practically, it is easy that we do not remember what its function is. Now when we display that menu, we observe the icon and also the name of the extension, so that we get an idea of what we had installed. The latter was something very necessary.
Obviously, as with every update, some minor compatibility bugs with certain models have also been fixed. Dolphin Browser HD is available for automatic update in those devices that had it activated and for free download and installation since Google play.