The Skyfire browser has always been popular among mobile fanatics but the company has told us that its Android version is officially mainstream as the server-side browser has been downloaded more than 1 million times.
If you haven’t tried out the free browser, you should. Skyfire for Google’s mobile operating system uses server side technology to deliver rich media web content to your device including Adobe Flash, Silverlight and more. This amount of downloading puts it in the top .02% of all products from the Android Marketplace, the company said.
That’s not all, as the company is also added new devices to the fold:
Additionally the company announces expanded availability to newer Android devices. Now the browser works on popular Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Epic, Motorola and , HTC Incredible and . Skyfire works alongside the latest Android 2.2 update to ensure Flash video is always just a click away, regardless of network connectivity. For those with devices that do not have the Android 2.2 update (2.1 and below), Skyfire opens the door to millions of previously inaccessible Flash videos.
Adobe Flash video has been one of the major draws for the browser but that may be mitigated by the Flash Player coming to multiple Android devices. Skyfire would counter that it can still offer other features like social networking integration and Silverlight, though.
These are some impressive download numbers but I wouldn’t be surprised to see these doubled if the Skyfire for Apple iPhone app is approved. Because it uses proxy technology and Opera Mini was also recently approved, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Skyfire browser on your iOS device relatively soon.
Check out an example of the browser in the demo video below and we should be getting our hands on one soon enough. In the meanwhile, let us know your experience in the comments.
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