Video Tour: New Android Browsers
May 2, 2010, 10:26 PM by Philip Berne
Check out our hands-on video of two new browsers available for Google Android phones: the new SkyFire 2.0 browser and FireFox Mobile, aka Fennec.
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A couple new browsers hit the Android scene this week. SkyFire released its SkyFire 2.0 browser to the Android market, offering Flash video playback and pinch-and-zoom capabilities. FireFox also released a pre-Alpha build of the FireFox Mobile browser, codenamed Fennec, with some unique capabilities of its own. Check out our hands-on video of both browsers in action on a Google Nexus One.
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An earlier version of this video
For those curious, the name of an adult web site was shown when demonstrating a bookmark-related feature of one browser.
We're honestly not sure how it happened.
We often use review units supplied by manufacturers. They are loaner phones that often pass through other hands before they reach us. In doing browser testing like this, we also test services that sync bookmarks with other phones and desktop PCs via cloud services. Therefore it's impossible to say which phone or Google account had that bookmark that ended up getting synced / merged into the bookm...