Skyfire for Symbian

Firefox isn’t the only new web browser on its way to Android smartphones. The folks behind the Skyfire mobile browser are working on an Android version too.

Skyfire is a popular mobile web browser for Windows Mobile and Symbian devices. Like Opera Mini, Skyfire is super-fast in part because it uses remote servers to compress some of the data before it’s sent to your phone, which means your smartphone’s CPU doesn’t have to do as much work to render a page. It also means that Skyfire can support Adobe Flash content even on devices without Flash Player installed.

This week Skyfire launched an Android alpha test. The company is looking for a limited number of testers with phones running Android 1.5 or newer. And that’s about all we know for now.

Update: Looks like Skyfire has already signed up a ton of potential testers and is no longer taking requests for participation in the alpha test.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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