by Joe Levi | June 23, 2010 5:30 PM
Brandon recently wrote about how fast Skyfire 2.0 for Android is, and not long ago I mentioned Skyfire in my Android Browser Roundup article. Back then, Skyfire was in alpha or beta stages, but showed some real potential. To recap, Skyfire isn't just another browser. Skyfire uses the power of "the cloud" to do a lot of the heavy lifting of web content for you. This translates to lower CPU usage, reduced web traffic to/from your phone, and opens the door for a LOT more video content. You see, Skyfire (the browser) utilizes Skyfire (the servers) to act as a sort of pre-rendering proxy to ...
by Brandon Miniman | April 20, 2010 8:14 AM
In this video, we test Skyfire Alpha against Opera Mini 5 Beta and the Android Browser to determine which is fastest. We're no stranger to Skyfire...we're tested the browser repeadtedly in Windows Mobile and have determined it to be the fastest browser that you can run on that platform. In Android, it is sometimes the fastest, but not all of the time (but hey, it's still in alpha!). We were impressed by the performance of the browser in this early version. Currently, you can't get Skyfire in the Android Market, and the download link we found at XDA was taken down as per the request of ...
by Chuong Nguyen | April 15, 2010 8:07 AM
There are two browser alternatives out there watching the Apple iPhone OS ecosystem closely, and those include Skyfire--a staple on many Windows Mobile handsets today--and a newcomer called RipCode. With the approval of Opera Mini for the iPhone--video demo of Opera Mini below shown by Thomas Ford from the Opera team--browser rival Skyfire has its hopes set on bringing their version of the browser to the iPhone. For the uninitiated, Skyfire renders Flash files on its servers and then pushes that content to the mobile client, which is installed on the mobile handset. In this manner, Flash ...
by Chuong Nguyen | April 8, 2010 8:27 AM
Here's something that you can do with the extra inch on the HTC HD2's screen--play Hulu videos! Hulu videos now work with the Skyfire browser. If you're a Windows Mobile user, you can always head on over to Skyfire to get the browser for your Windows Phone. Mobile users can type get.skyfire.com into their current mobile browser on their devices to download Skyfire. Skyfire is available for Symbian and Windows Mobile users at this time; the company is still testing the BlackBerry version of the browser. (via: WMExperts)
by Brandon Miniman | December 11, 2009 11:37 AM
In this video we take a look at Skyfire's latest and greatest, version 1.5. New to this version is a revamped interface that moves closer to the look and feel of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini. The new version of Skyfire makes a good job at taking advantage of screen space, but we found it to be buggy at times. To get the browser, point your mobile browser to get.skyfire.com.
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