We’ve covered the Opera Mini browser in our previous roundup of Android apps, so this time around we thought we’d bring Skyfire to your attention in case you haven’t already checked it out.
Like Opera Mini, it renders pages at a central server, compresses them and then sends them to your phone, so it can be a good deal faster than the standard Android browser when you’re limited to a very slow connection. Skyfire also has another interesting trick in that it plays Flash videos on websites.
However, this doesn’t always work that smoothly and we’ve often found that the audio plays slightly out of sync with the video. Nevertheless, the latest version does have a much-improved interface
Skyfire’s fast page rendering and ability to play Flash video make it well worth a download.