The developers of the popular Dolphin Browser HD web browser for Google Android have been beta testing version 5.0 for the past few weeks, and now it’s available as a free download from the Android Market.
Dolphin Browser HD 5.0 removes all advertisements from the user interface. You no longer need to purchase a license to get rid of the ads, although honestly I barely ever noticed the ads in earlier versions anyway.
Other major updates include a new tab page with a “Speed Dial” feature allowing you to see your most visited web sites and to set custom bookmarks for sites you might want to open when you start a new tab. The new tab page also has an “undo” button, which allows you to reopen the last page you closed.
There’s also a new bookmarks sidebar which shows bookmark folders, history, and other settings. The developers also threw in a quick access menu which you can use to bring up settings, gesture controls, and the add-on and theme managers.
The browser also has a new UI design with new colors and a few other changes, and the Dolphin Browser team has thrown in support for two new languages, Dutch and Greek.
v5 is a disaster. It takes ages to load a page, and often comes up with a ‘Dolphin is not responding’ window. v5.0.1, the beta version that supposedly fixes the issue, is no better. And entering this comment has been a nightmare. Tomorrow, will be researching how to revert to v4.6, until the problem is resolved.
Yeah, I’ve noticed performance for some slights has been slower since I started testing beta versions of 5.0 — and the UI isn’t really different enough to justify the changes, although the new bookmark features are nice.
V5.1 is updated now with many bugs fixed, such as page loading, select text and so on.
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