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Top 5 Android Web Browsers For Better Browsing Experience

There exist tons of web browsers on Google's Play Store to download from for the better web browsing experience, but which one to choose from them?, remains the ultimate question. So here we're discussing about the top 5 web browsers that will make your browsing experience a lot easier and a lot better. 

Though choosing the best from the tons might be a difficult task as the choices of browsers may differ with each personality depending upon their browsing habits and likings. Some like more minimalist approach whereas some want a feature-rich browser with lot of customizations to choose from. So, getting all this in a one .apk will be quite uphill task. So, we've decided to bring you not one or two but five, best in their class, web browsers to choose from according to your requirements.

Mozilla Firefox

It has been a long journey for Firefox, and it has improved a lot in its development time. Now the currently available version of Firefox is fast, it supports full sync, so if Firefox is your browser of choice in your PC, you can synchronize the open tabs right away to enjoy them on your Android. It's the first mobile browser to truly support Do Not Track, and the "Awesome Page" start screen that shows you all of your recently visited tabs helps you get right back to what you were doing if you had to put your phone down. It even supports add-ons and Personas, although there aren't too many of them yet. A few more options, and Firefox would be a good contender for our favorite, but it's clearly already one of yours, and for good reason.

Google Chrome

Where Firefox goes, Chrome does follow. Chrome has finally left its beta state and it's now in more pleasing Stable state. As we see the "Stable" tag on Chrome state, we can anticipate it as the default browser on the next version of Android. If you are running ICS or Jelly Bean on your device, Chrome for Android is a must-download. It supports Incognito Mode browsing, bookmark syncing via Chrome Sync, and in its most recent updates, now supports search syncing, tab syncing, and more—anything that Chrome can sync on your desktop will be right there waiting for you on your Android device. Chrome for Android is also optimized for mobile, meaning it's blazing fast. The only drawback is that Google hasn't made it available for phones running Gingerbread or tablets stuck with Honeycomb.

Dolphin Browser HD

When the browser talk is going on, we can't miss the thirdparty - other than Mozilla or Google - browser, The Dolphin Browser HD. It was launched a long ago, before Firefox and Chrome of course, and has been the popular among the Android Lovers. It offers the desktop chrome like user interface and plenty customizations in the form of Add-ons. You can load as many add-ons as you need to customize it as per your needs and requirements. Its built in tools like Dolphin Sonar - speech-to-text converter - and on-screen gesture to open bookmarks are its standout features and serves you well. The higher end Android phones like Galaxy s2, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S3 can exert its HD screen features to maximum with their beautiful HD screens, but even though you need not to have those phones to get amazed by it! Your own Android will equally amaze you with its features. That's why it's my personal favorite to use on my beautiful Galaxy Nexus!

Opera Mobile/Mini

Before Android came into spotlight, Opera Mini was the dominant force and the browser of choice for the dumb phones or say, not-so-smart phones. And even today that for that dumb phones, it is the best. But as we're talking about Android platform, I must mention that it lags behind the superior three - Dolphin Browser, Firefox and Chrome. Though, if you're a Opera fan on your PC, Opera Mobile is the perfect choice for you. Opera Mobile supports Opera Link, so you can sync your bookmarks, speed dial, and other user preferences with your desktop Opera install. Aside from that, Opera Mobile is fast, free, and goes out of its way to compress data in the background so you can browse your favorite sites without blowing past your wireless carrier's data caps. Opera even has its own mini-app store, full of third party add-ons that improve the browser or games that make it more fun to use. Have an older device? Opera Mini might be a better choice—you get most of the features, but even more speed.

Stock Browser

Well, lets not forget this one, the native browser of your Android. Though it might not be feature rich as compared to its counterparts, but it still does the fair job to get featured in this list. I don't have knowledge about the earlier stock browsers, but the stock browsers on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are blazingly fast and supports flash as well. Though you'll need to do a tweak to watch flash content on Jelly Bean, but it still serves well. It's my first choice to view flash content, and I don't know why, but it seems faster than any other browser on my Galaxy Nexus running 4.1.1 Jelly Bean! So you can compromise customizations for speed, Stock Browser is a great choice!

So, there we have it! Here are the 5 superior browsers for Android till now for you to choose from. If sync bothers you, go for Firefox or Chrome, if customizations and feature-rich browser is your first choice, go for Dolphin Browser HD. And if you can sacrifice anything for speed, Stock Browser and Opera Mobile are good choice. So, which is your favorite browser? Share your experince with your fav browser via comments below, and ya, it is not essential that you choose from the given list. If any other browser satisfies you more, you're the owner of your phone to use it, but don't forget to mention it into the comments form below! 

Rajat Patel

Rajat Patel

Founder at TheNextGeek.com. Software Engineer & Business Analyst by profession. Avid open source evangelist. Mostly writes about Technology that interests him, and some neat tricks to make your day-to-day tech life a breeze.

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