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Dolphin Browser HD for Android Claims to be the Fastest HTML5 Browser

by Mark Hearn | June 20, 2012June 20, 2012 6:30 am PST

If you’re not too fond of your phone’s stock web browser, odds are that you’ve come across the Dolphin Browser alternative before. However, as of today, the popular third-party web surfing tool is claiming that its latest beta is the “fastest HTML5 browser out there.” Available to Android users, the lastest beta build introduces a variety of backend enhancements that deliver a performance increase. Developer MoboTap claims that Dolphin HD Beta is five to ten times faster than Android’s stock browser and 100 times faster than Chrome for Android. So, if your current browser isn’t quite cutting it, or if you’re just looking for a change, Dolphin Browser HD Beta could be just what the doctor ordered.

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Dolphin Engine Makes Dolphin Browser Beta the Highest Performing HTML5 Mobile Browser Available Today

Extensive Canvas Improvements Help Dolphin Beta Load Web Apps Faster & Better

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Jun 19, 2012) – Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and the only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin Engine, behind-the-scenes technology that makes Dolphin Browser Beta the highest performing HTML5 browser available today.

Dolphin Engine allows HTML5 rendering up to 5-10 times faster than the default browser on Android, and at times, 100 percent faster than Chrome.

Dolphin Engine was tested on HTML5test.com, the industry’s most recognized tool for testing a browser’s support of HTML5 functionality.

Dolphin Beta Engine performs significantly better than other mobile browsers available today:

Browser HTML5 Test Score
Dolphin Browser Beta 450+
Opera 369
Chrome Beta 364
Firefox 325
iOS 5.1 324
MeeGo/Harmattan 284
Android 4.0 273
BlackBerry OS 7 273
Bada 2.0 268
Nokia Belle FP 1 226
webOS 2.2 210
Android 2.3 189
Windows Phone 7.5 138

“Dolphin is committed to building a browser that provides the absolute best consumer experience for mobile Web browsing, Web apps and gaming,” said Yongzhi Yang, CEO of MoboTap, makers of Dolphin Browser. “We’re always looking for ways to tweak the browser to make it faster, easier and more fun to use. Dolphin Engine’s tremendously high scores are a testament to the tireless work of our engineering team.”

Dolphin was able to achieve this remarkable accomplishment through extensive canvas improvements, with particular attention to canvas element, 2D context and text. In addition, Dolphin Engine made significant GPU technology improvements around GPU accelerated canvas rendering and optimized CPU / GPU parallel computing.

About MoboTap
MoboTap is a mobile technology developer that is committed to advancing the mobile revolution by improving the way people experiences the mobile web through their smartphone devices. Founded and led by an international team of proven engineers and entrepreneurs and backed by leading venture capitalist firm Sequoia Capital, MoboTap has begun this revolution with the launch of Dolphin Browser, a free Web-browser specifically optimized for mobile users. [press_end]


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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