The most popular mobile browsers
A successful mobile browser quickly displays websites and optimizes the content for small screens. This is why the main aspect used in comparison analyses is websites’ loading time. Moreover, there are features like tabbed browsing, security, RSS feeds and voice interaction, which provide richer experience when using mobile devices.
Internet browsers should have three main goals: simplicity, security and helping you make the most out of internet. Due to the little space that browsers use, you might even want to download more than one. Below, we talk about several criteria used to evaluate Internet browsers.
There is a large list of browsers that support this mobile operating system. Below, we show some of them.
Apple’s operating system also has a considerable list of browsers.
There are not many options for RIM mobile phones, but the two browsers we present are free and innovative. Moreover, BlackBerry operating system also supports the popular and powerful Opera browser.
Opera, the universal
No other company has decided to invest so much effort into the internet segment, like Opera, which claims to have over 140 million users. Its main goal is to be available for almost all mobile platforms on the market, from the system S60 (Nokia) to phones based on Java technology (mid-range equipments), BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile, without taking into account the computer version and the Nintendo DSi.
Opera has, among other features, unlimited tabbed browsing, a search field next to the address bar, a main page which gives quick access to the frequently visited websites, it allows to block pop-ups and dismiss all graphic details and any unnecessary website codes. Moreover, it gives the possibility to choose the resolution in which you want to see the images.
TeaShark, the direct Opera contender
TeaShark is the true, and recent direct contender of the Opera Mini, because it allows to install it on any terminal with Java support, is free and is full of features.
We include a simulator of Opera mini in order to test its features.
Top 9 mobile browsers last year
Android beats Opera and becomes the most used mobile browser on February 2012. iPhone’s browser takes the third place, followed by Nokia and BlackBerry.