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Although the most anticipated Galaxy S IV hasn't been officially out, its browser benchmark has already been released and it is not so surprising to see that it beat out all the top-performing smart phones in the market today. Apple comes in at number two. Things do get better and better, don't they?


Using Browsermark 2.0, a GT-I9500 device beat the rest and it is safe to believe that this is the Galaxy S IV. It somehow confirms that it runs on Android 4.2.1. Samsung has not verified the test but it looks authentic because the ISP is registered to Samsung India.


It won't be long until the much-awaited device gets launched. Then, we could verify if it clocks in at the same speed as the "GT-I9500". But knowing Samsung, I'm pretty sure it'll reveal even better clues the following days leading to the main event. Best to sit tight and enjoy the others cringe at this new powerhouse.


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Chrome for Android has just been updated and according to Google, it is faster and is more suited to use on small smartphone screens. Furthermore, it has released Octane benchmark results that show a marked 25% improvement from the last update. The new Chrome for Android is also based on the latest V8 JavaScript engine.


To confirm that Chrome for Android is now better, Ars Technica has performed three separate benchmarks on the Octane, Kraken and the SunSpider just to downplay the point that Octane results could be "partial", since it is also owned by Google. The results were stable and it showed that indeed, Chrome for Android is now ahead of the old version as well as the default Android browser. However, it still does not support Flash, which many users are really looking into. But surely, Google must have reasons for not supporting Flash and we only have to wait and see what they have in store for the users. Meanwhile, you can download your latest Chrome for Android over at Google Play.


Source: arstechnica

 



Despite the heavy competition from Chrome and Chrome Beta for Android, Dolphin is still going strong, and keep on innovating.


The latest update, which bumps Dolphin up to 9.2.0, brings three fairly major features: one-tap sharing, cross-devices sync (called Dolphin Connect), and built-in Evernote support.  Here's the change log:


What's in this version:


1. One-tap Share: Tweet or post in Facebook instantly
2. Remember Everything: Clip web content and save directly to Evernote (Beta) or Box
3. Dolphin Connect:

  • - Chrome/Firefox/Safari extensions:Dolphin now has desktop extensions
  • - Send to Device: Use Dolphin extensions to send tabs, images, text and directions between desktop and mobile
  • - Sync: Bookmarks/tabs/history/passwords


4. Wifi Broadcast: Share a webpage with your friends instantly through the same Wifi


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Dolphin Browser is celebrating 80 million downloads with a new version, full of improvements.  


Dolphin makes mobile browsing easy, adapting to the way you want to browse with a personalized home screen, voice and gesture control, customizable settings and sharing features.  With lighting fast speed, Dolphin blows the rest of the mobile browsers out of the water.


Download Dolphin's free mobile browser and join the 80 million who enjoy the exclusive features of your very own mobile web browser.


What's in this version:


  • +New UI design
  • +Web App Store: Easily add popular web apps to your home screen
  • +Home screen now supports drag & drop grouping of speed dials into folders, with 60+ speed dial slots
  • +Dolphin key: single swipe access to browser menu, tab list or Gesture/Sonar
  • +Search directly within Amazon, Twitter, Wikipedia, eBay, Youtube, Twitter or Facebook from URL bar
  • +Flash support can be re-enabled in settings
  • +Themes & Night Mode have been updated for v10. Install the updated versions from Google Play


Link: Google Play Store

 

 


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