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Boat Browser Is Chrome/Safari-like Mashup for Android

Boat Browser is a new mobile browser for Android devices that combines the features of Google Chrome and Apple’s Mobile Safari browser for easy and tabbed navigation.

Among the Chrome-like features are tabbed browsing and a default homepage of a your most visited web sites. The bottom navigation bar is very similar to the navigation bar found in Mobile Safari and gives you quick access to your bookmarks and browser windows. Beneath the superficial resemblance to the two popular browsers, however, there are plenty of fresh features. You can use your phone’s volume rocker to switch between tabs, switch the caching between your phone’s memory and the SD card, switch to night mode for easy-on-the-eyes reading in low light, and more.

Hit up the link below to grab a free copy; Boat Browser requires Android 2.1+.

Boat Browser [Android Market via Addictive Tips]

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  • Published 08/22/11

Comments (4)

  1. jim

    ya. just checked it out. it’s not bad. i like the UI of it actually. may not be the FASTEST EVER, but it’s fast enough to pass as a usable daily browser. i’m up for trying a new one for a bit.

    although, if dolphin mini allowed different themes/skins, then i probably wouldn’t change.

  2. jim

    good tip tho: it DOES display an Ad on the homescreen/quicklaunch page

  3. rOBzUC

    I tried many browsers on my Samsung Galaxy S II, and the winner is… Boat Browser! I don’t like the “find on page” behaviour, anyway I uninstalled Opera, Dolphin, Firefox, Miren, Skyfire and kept this one.

  4. J.C.

    I’ve been using it for the past few weeks, and I find it a 4/5 browser.

    Pros: easy to use, simply navigation GUI, that reminds you of Opera and/or Chrome. Basic features that allow for customization.

    Cons: No additional extensions like Dolphin. Tab interface is just multiple windows instead of a “tab” bar.

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