Skyfire updates Android web browser with eight new features

Skyfire updates Android web browser with eight new features

Summary: Skyfire for Android 4.0 was released yesterday and brings eight new features to a powerful browser, including increased social networking options.

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There are a large number of web browsers for Android smartphones (stay tuned for my showdown article) and one of the earlier ones just saw a huge update yesterday. Skyfire for Android was updated to version 4.0 and has a ton of functionality and social networking integration, including a new slick scrollable bottom toolbar.

As you can read in the full press release version 4.0 includes eight new features in a customizable scolling SkyBar, including:

  • Twitter
  • Groupon
  • Share
  • Google Reader
  • Sports
  • News
  • Finances
  • Settings

SkyFire Video also moves to a freemium service available for a $2.99 one time fee. This is available as an in-app purchase after a free three day trial. Verizon Android owners who download this new version soon will also get the video optimization feature for free. The three million beta testers who have used this version also get the video optimization feature for free .

Topics: Social Enterprise, Browser, Collaboration

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  • RE: Skyfire updates Android web browser with eight new features

    I'm a Verizon Thunderbolt user, video add-on shows 2.99 still on Market. How do I get for free??
    datadorklv
  • RE: Skyfire updates Android web browser with eight new features

    The new addition of intigrated "social: garbage is the reason i have uninstalled skyfire. The scrolling social bar is crap and annoying. i may reinstall an older version but social networking is for kids and dummies who do not value thier privacy or saftey.
    Fletchguy
    • RE: Skyfire updates Android web browser with eight new features

      @Fletchguy
      have you not been reading the news? if you own a smart phone, you have no privacy. "They" already know where you are at all times, you might as well have fun while "they" are at it. If you are not cheating on your spouse, robbing banks/stores, stealing cars or committing fraud, I would say you are safe until the debt collectors learn to use your phone's geo-locator "features" to walk up to you and hand you a subpoena or other legal document.
      aiellenon
  • 2.99? NOT WORTH IT

    All I see is a couple new buttons on the tool bar. Not paying anything for that. Android browser market is very competitive. You gota do better than that if Youre expecting people to pay for your product.
    mrush231