Users of the Dolphin web browser have been angered following a decision to bundle new add-ons with the app. A particular frustration is a translation service, that is now installed alongside the browser.
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Recently, news of a security flaw in older versions of Android has been receiving a considerable amount of coverage in the mainstream press. The issue centres around WebView, which is used by Android in order to render web pages.
Chromecast support has been added to the Nightly build of Firefox for Android. The update means that it is possible for Chromecast owners to cast videos to a larger screen using the version of Firefox that is designed for testing.
In a bid to both battle for market share and influence the development of web technologies, Mozilla has created its own mobile operating system, Firefox OS. This is in addition to developing a version of the Firefox browser for Android.
If you are finding browsing the web a little laggy on your Android smartphone or tablet, a reddit user has highlighted a simple setting change that could really help you out. It is possible to increase the maximum amount of RAM that can be used by Chrome, which can make the web browser run much more smoothly.
Google has released a new beta version of their Chrome browser, bringing a popular desktop feature to Android as well as some more mobile-orientated updates. Built from version 35 of Chrome, the new release features improved Chromecast support, better video handling and the option to undo closed tabs.
From KitKat onwards, Android will no longer include a web browser by default. Recent versions had included Google’s Chrome browser, but now manufacturers have been left with three choices: leave the end user to install their own web browser, develop a custom web browser or buy an appropriate licence from Google to allow the inclusion of Chrome.
The default browser for many Android users is usually either Chrome or a custom alternative developed by the device manufacturer. Either solution will meet the needs of many users perfectly adequately, which is a problem for rivals such as Firefox.