Today Collin Brook posted news in the AndroidPIT forums about the availability of a pre-launch version of Dolphin Browser HD2. In other browser news, AndroidCentral is reporting that Mozilla's Fennec browser for Android has received some basic multi-touch features, including pinch-to-zoom.
In a Facebook note, the Dolphin Browser team said this:
This is just a per-launch version. Dolphin Browser HD version 2.0 will be coming up to market soon.
It will absolutely improve your browsing experience.
We've been working hard to implement new add-ons, improve the performance and fix a lot of bugs. Many of those bugs and suggestions were reported by you, our users, and we really appreciate that.
This time we are working hard on improving the performance and speed. We made Dolphin browser HD2 blazing fast comparing to the old version.
*Faster UI response.
*New add-ons: Adblocker, Password Manager, Screen Cut and etc.
*Add add-ons toolbar, placing add-ons and shortcut keys.
*Add HOME button back
*Add FULL SCREEN button
*Slide left to choose bookmarks or view most visited sites
*Slide right to access add-on bar, a quick way to choose add-ons
For the pre-release version of Dolphin Browser HD2, head over here.
Phandroid mentioned Mozilla's progress on their Android browser, saying that "Fennec probably isn’t due out for Android for a long while, but that doesn’t mean the folks at Mozilla are just sitting on their hands doing nothing." They also said that in the latest build, functional multitouch was their biggest change.
Matt Brubeck from the Mozilla team wrote on their Fennec Google Groups page that:
This development build contains several unmerged or in-progress patches, so it might be extra buggy, but it includes partial fixes for installing add-ons (including Firefox Sync), saving preferences, multitouch zoom, and more.
AndroidGuys makes sure to encourage those who download this latest version to "pinc to zoom as much as you want."
Head over here to download their latest build.
Image from Phandroid