Browsing the internet is currently one of the top uses for smartphones and tablets. In fact, according to recent studies, over 25 percent of smartphone users only access the internet from their mobile device. This has led to a projection of an increase in mobile traffic by over 26 times within the coming years.
With all of this increased amount of mobile internet usage comes the need to select the perfect browser with which to access it. While the browser wars experienced in the 1990s for desktop computing are not being repeated with mobile devices, there is still plenty of competition between the different producers.
So which one should you use? Let’s take a look at some of the chief selling points of the main contenders, which should give you plenty of insight on which one to go with.
Regardless of whether you use an Android or iOS-based mobile device, Google’s Chrome browser is an excellent choice, bringing all of the power and speed of its desktop counterpart to the palm of your hand. Chief selling points of Chrome are an Incognito version for private browsing, a unified search/URL field and the ability to synch up with desktop versions.
If your needs lean towards the minimal, in terms of multimedia and technical extras, Opera Mini is a good pick. Opera Mini includes a feature called Opera Turbo, data compression that shrinks pictures and video before sending them to you. In addition, general features such as synching bookmarks and a visual tab interface all combine to make this a well-rounded choice for many types of web surfers.
Aside from being the name of one of the smartest animals on the planet, Dolphin also names one of the top browsers available for mobile computing. One of the top selling points of Dolphin is the ability to customize different gestures for use in automating many tasks. Dolphin also provides such standard staples, such as voice search and tabbed browsing.
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