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Dolphin Browser HD Updates; Rocks Siri-Like Voice Control

Android: Popular Dolphin Browser HD, an alternative browser for Android handsets, has updated with a pretty slick Siri-like voice control component.

You can launch it by tapping the hardware microphone button on your handset (if you have one) or shaking the phone to activate. Currently you can search for things via Google, open individual websites, and otherwise interact and navigate with your browser. It’s a nice addition to an already feature rich mobile browser.

Hit up the link below to grab a copy. Dolphin Browser HD is free, required Android 2.0.1+.

Dolphin Browser HD [Android Market]

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  • Published 02/29/12

Comments (3)

  1. pbug56

    So let’s see. You first have to open Dolphin (not part of the provided instructions), then you shake your phone, then you say something, and then it tries to understand and react. So I said – Find the nearest chinese food, and it came back with a web site – find the nearest chinese food. WOW, that was really helpful. I then told it to find my local library, by name. It randomly picked some document on some library I’ve never heard of.

    As much as I dislike Crapple, Siri still takes all the honors here. All this does to Dolphin is add more overhead, which on my older droid phone really won’t help it any.

  2. Scott

    I just tried it, and unless your version of android doesn’t have voice search, this is nothing new. It just Googles whatever you say. I suppose it might be convenient if you use dolphin browser instead of the native android browser, as the voice search built into android always opens the native browser, and this uses the dolphin browser.

  3. Dark Reality

    And on my particular Droid, Motorola Electrify (3G version of Photon) you have to shake really hard. Though I suppose that’s more the fault of my hardware sensors, it still makes me look like (more of) an idiot doing it.

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