Most smartphone users don’t go out of their way to explore various internet browsers for their phones. They stick with Safari for Apple products and Google Chrome for Android. Despite their laziness, other browsers may present a faster, more satisfactory experience.
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Let’s see how the varying internet browsers for mobile devices stack up against one another.

Opera Mini

Let the millions of users and counting convince you of this internet browser’s superior features. Similar to the other major browsers, Opera Mini includes tabbed windows, easy control when downloading media, and it syncs data with the PC version of the browser. Those facts alone make this option attractive to mobile enthusiasts. What else does it boast?
This browser creates a fluent, fast, and comfortable web surfing experience for smartphones and tablets. This browser fetches data incredibly fast. It also supports lower end phones, you can save webpages, and it offers speed dials for fast access to frequently visited websites.


For iPhones, Puffin offers superior access to Flash player viewing on a mobile website. This update in 2014, enables the media viewing experience by hosting the Flash player on the cloud. You can view flash player in full screen via mobile devices. Though the app comes with a minor price tag of $2.99, its rich media features justify the costs for the video hungry mobile user. As a complete web browser, it may not live up to the overall performance standards, memory, and surfing experience produced by Chrome or other popular mobile browsers, but it’s slowly gaining ground.


Don’t you hate running into the problem of not being able to watch videos on Adobe Flash player with your phone? Forget about this issue with Skyfire internet browser. The developers of this browser claim it adapts well to Quicktime, Adobe Flash, Ajax, and Silverlight. Its advanced media play features and adaptability benefits those watching videos from their mobile devices.

Fennec (Firefox)

Firefox’s mobile internet browser ranks superior due to its integrated and convenient features.  For example, it offers built in web search into the smart URL bar just like Chrome. You can redirect that search to your preferable search engine whether it’s Yahoo, Bing, or of course Google. Like the other browsers, it boasts bookmarks, tabbed browsing, and convenient page zoom. It also provides a password manager to make surfing even easier. Don’t worry about popups that slow down mobile browsing.

Google Chrome

Android users might easily defer to the search engine’s preferred browser. With the latest innovations to newest OS KitKat, chrome may be the best option for an integrated and smooth web browsing experience. When using the Google search bar on Android phones, individuals conduct searches via voice command and the search redirects you to the best web results or even apps with answers on your phone.

When developing apps and mobile websites for these browsers, businesses must consider the search engine algorithm updates and how they intertwine with web browsers. Google makes mobile apps even more important and essential for a user’s life. If your business can adapt to mobile, then do it now. The investment with a mobile app developer benefits your business in the long run.

Ted Levin is a freelance journalist currently researching how a mobile application development company can benefit an already strong marketing strategy. Ted writes for many websites across the web.

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