Ozone Browser, New Nokia S60 Browser
The race for the best and the fastest web-browsers never end, whether it’s the desktop version or mobile. In the past, we have covered two such mobile web-browsers, the infamous Opera Mini which was and is still the most popular mobile web-browser and Bolt.
When Fennec, Mozilla’s mobile web-browser for S60 devices, is just round the corner (or atleast we think that), we have a new contender to be the fastest browser. o3 – Ozone Browser, is a webkit-based browser with a very fast interface and nice features.
The interface is fast, but still needs a lot of polishing. Looks quite ugly in the current release. It uses very low memory, that means cell phones with 64MB of RAM can also run this. Since it is a direct-browser, which means it does not pass requests through a central server to reformat the pages. Ofcourse, that makes it slow but it is more safer than proxy-based browsers. O3 is slower than Opera Mini, but definitely faster than the native S60 browser based on webkit.
Features, that make this browser worthy of a try:
- Multiple windows
- Zooming and panning
- Website compatibility and rendering
- Offline web apps support
Google assumes this browser to be iPhone because of the user agent it sends, so all Google services with iPhone-versions can be accessed with this browser on a S60 device! Some Google services with iPhone-enhanced interface includes Gmail, Reader, News etc.
Download Ozone O3 Browser
Ozone Browser can be downloaded for both S60 3rd Edition (FP1 and FP2) and UIQ devices. You can download it from here: Download Ozone Browser.