We've received mixed reports about switching to ART but it seems that the majority of users who make the jump see some type of improvement. But just how noticeable is this improvement in app performance? Let us know if switching to ART has brought noticeable changes to your device's performance.
Dolphin Browser Beta with Dolphin Engine Now Available
Back in June, we brought you news that the Dolphin Browser was was getting a new engine promising major advances in browser technology. Among those changes were:
5-10X faster than the default Android browser
100% faster than Chrome (at times)
Scored over a 450 when tested on HTML5test.com. (HTML5test.com is an a respected tool for testing a browser’s support of HTML5)
Try it out our latest version of Dolphin Engine, the behind-the scenes technology that makes this Dolphin Browser the highest performing HTML5 browser.
Of course, this sparked interest in the new engine. The time to play is now here, as a new Dolphin Browser Beta has been released. Shared on our forums by XDA Forum Member AlbertHu, the Dolphin Browser release is a beta. Therefore, if you do try it out, know that there could be some bugs with it. Some of the features include support for Jelly Bean, the aforementioned Dolphin Engine, and a few more. The full list includes:
Android 4.1 support
Faster page loading and response speed
Stability improvements for Android 2.3+
Improved Flash support
Improved HTML5 canvas support
Various stability and performance improvement
Additionally, the application has full support for Web Worker, Web Socket, and Web Audio along with WebGL. As it stands, Dolphin is one of the better browsers out there. If the Dolphin Engine is half as good as it is expected to be, things are about to get exciting in the mobile browser wars.
For more information, check out the Beta thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are already proving to be amongst the head turners of 2015. From favoring their inhouse Exynos 7 SoC over the Snapdragon 810 SoC (which ended up causing issues to its main rival); to ditching the removable battery and micro sd card slot in favor of a more "premium" device, the flagship duo have a lot going on for them at this stage. Regarding the premium redesign which replaced plastic with metal and glass,...
Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...