Dolphin Browser has been updated to version 10.0 today, bringing a new interface and expanded support for HTML5-based services via what owner MoboTap refers to as its Web App Store.
For millions of users — MoboTap says there are 80 million across iOS and Android — Dolphin is still the best alternative to Chrome, and since it supports Android versions 2.0.1 and above. With version 10, Dolphin is far more customizable than before, with the ability to search directly from services like Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia and YouTube.
The Web App Store, which offers free HTML5-based applications like clocks and minimalist notetaking services, is a direct challenge to Google’s inevitable integration with its own Chrome App Store, which is expected to come to Android in a future version. The web apps can be integrated onto the new Speed Dial, which now supports up to 60 destinations.
Dolphin also offers voice- and gesture-based searching, and the new Dolphin button integrates both features together into one swipe action. And, like always, the browser integrates Flash support, so users can interface with the “old” web if desired.
The browser is unlikely to unseat the mainstays such as Chrome, Firefox and Opera from their virtual thrones, but 80 million users can’t be wrong — it’s fast, lightweight and feature-filled. What more can you ask for?
Download Dolphin for Android.