Skyfire 2.0 for Android Review, Screenshots Tour




skyfire-logoSkyfire 2.0 for Android was launched yesterday. It is the first public beta after the limited private beta version for early testers.

The browser is very stable, faster than Fennec for Android and yes, it could play Flash videos (YouTube only so far) too that we all have been waiting for! Other Flash elements don’t work though, but let’s say, it’s just the beginning!

Flash 10.1 for Android will be officially released with Android 2.2 software update at the Google I/O event next month.

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Skyfire 2.0 for Android Review, Screenshots Tour

Skyfire used to show Flash content (like the YouTube videos) within the page in its other versions of Skyfire for Nokia and Windows Mobile. But with the launch of Skyfire 2.0 for Android, it will now be shown in a separate video player which will first transcode the videos to play best on your mobile device.

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My experience with YouTube videos and Skyfire 2.0 on the Nexus One has been fairly well. tab switching was quick, pages loaded quickly and the Flash videos part also went well.

The Skybar at the bottom of the screen is another new feature of Skyfire 2.0 that brings new features such as Videos allow you to choose which Flash video to play, Explore offers smart recommendations for related media content and Share lets you share your webpages with others.

Skyfire 2.0 for Android Start Page

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Tabbed Browsing

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Skyfire 2.0 with Facebook.com

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Settings

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Choosing Flash Video

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Bookmarks

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Desktop/Mobile View

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History

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Download Skyfire 2.0 for Android

You can download Skyfire 2.0 for Android from the Android Market or point your browser to get.skyfire.com.

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