By Stephen Schenck | February 29, 2012 5:06 PM
Dolphin Browser HD continues to try and attract new users by offering unique features you might not get on the other major browsers. Lately it had been promoting its Webzine layout, but enthusiasm towards the option may have soured in the wake of news of privacy concerns. Today, though, the browser gets a new stand-out feature with the arrival of Dolphin Browser 7.4 and its Sonar voice commands.
Dolphin uses the standard Google speech-to-text interface for actually interpreting your voice, so the special thing about Sonar is how it reacts to your commands. Dolphin’s configured site-specific responses to Sonar requests, so you can say “Facebook Bob Smith” to quickly pull up someone’s profile data, for instance. Beyond running searches, voice commands also control browser functions, so you can bookmark a page or open a new tab with just a couple words.
Sonar will inevitably face Siri comparisons, but it’s a slightly different beast, constrained to your browser. Early impressions of the new function seem favorable, but give it a try yourself if you’re really curious. Dolphin Browser HD 7.4 is available in the Android Market now.