Top 10 Android Browsers of 2017
Browsers or Mobile Browsers have evolved to become one of the most used applications daily on an average individual's smartphone; right after social media apps I presume. Every single day, we check for things online, do Google, Yahoo!, Bing searches, visit countless news websites, gossip and entertainment blogs, shop online, all with our browsers. See how important they are in our day-to-day life activities?
It is in this light that we bring to you; the Top 10 Android Browsers of 2017.
1. UC Bowser
On every 10 Android smartphone user you ask, 7 of them have UC Browser installed on their device's. That's shows how popular and formidable this UC browser is among other browsers. The UC Browser opens and loads webpages within seconds, downloads files faster than any other browser out there among its other exciting features. Also, UC has in-built video and music player and likewise, streams videos and music fast too.
Features of the UC Browser include;
- Fast Download
- Smooth User Experience
- Cricket Card Feature
- Data Saving
- Ad Block
- Video for all tastes
- Facebook Mode
- Night Mode
- Customizable theme and background
- Numerous add-ons
Despite the numerous benefits, the fact that you can open a total of 20 tabs maximum is a limiting feature.
There is also a Mini version of UC Browser; the UC Browser Mini. It is toned down version of the browser. It is also fast in opening webpages but some features have been removed.
2. Opera Mini
The Opera Mini is also a very good browser that without it, our Top 10 Android Browsers of 2017 list wouldn't be complete. Opera Mini is a very light browser with a very simple and clean user interface. One very notable feature of the Opera Mini browser is the "Data Saver" feature that saves users a lot of data by efficiently optimizing webpages to use little data.
On the Opera Mini, there's also a powerful Ad-Block feature that rids webpages of annoying and harmful ads and pop-up ads. The latest version of the Opera Mini browser automatically scans websites for movie and music files that are available for download. This basically means the browser will prompt you when media files are available and you can easily download on one click without having to scroll down the page.
The Opera Mini Browser can open as many tabs as possible. 10, 20, 40, 60, 100, just keep on opening new tabs and enjoy your browsing experience.
3. Google Chrome
The Google's very own browser, Chrome is also a very good browser on the Android platform. The Google Chrome browser on Android shares quite some resemblance with the Desktop version. The browser os fast when loading webpages which is a really impressive feature. Also, the interface of the browser is simplistic and basic. However, it lacks some features which other top browser possess. Features like Ad-Block, addition of add-ons are absent on the Google Chrome. The data saver on the Google Chrome is also not all that effective and sophisticated as those in UC Browser and Opera Mini. It also consumes a significantly larger amount of RAM when compared to other browsers.
4. Mozilla Firefox
With more than 100milllion downloads on Google Play Store, the Mozilla Firefox is a topper on our list of Top 10 Android Browsers of 2017. The Mozilla Firefox browser has one of the most customizable interface. Mozilla Firefox gives you the liberty to take full control of your web experience by customizing Firefox to your preference. Thia can be done through the numerous add-ons like ad blockers, password and download managers, translator and many more ad-ons.
The Private Browsing feature on the Firefox is top-notch. The Private Browsing comes with Tracking Protection which blocks parts of webpages and websites that may track your browsing activity.
5. Puffin Web Browser
"Puffin Web Browser - It's wicked fast!"
The above sentence is the browser's catchphrase; and it explains it all. The main objective of the Puffin Browser is to load websites and webpages within the blink of an eye. And how does Puffin Browser achieve this? Simple. It basically shifts the workload from resource-limited devices to cloud servers, and resource-demanding webpages and websites can run super-fast on your phones or tablets.
While loading webpages on time is Puffin's Browser's primary ability, it possess other attractive features which includes;
- Incredible page load and rendering speed
- Adobe Flash support over cloud during the daytime (also works on Android 4.4+)
- Download to cloud (up to 1G per file)
- Theater mode for Flash videos and games
- Virtual trackpad and gamepad
- Color theme for toolbar and sidebar
- Full web experience (desktop and mobile view）
- Incognito tab: Auto-clean your browsing activities in the app
Other notable browsers worth mentioning are;
- CM Browser