Dolphin Browser v6.0

Current Dolphin Browser users awoke to a nice surprise this morning -- the release of Dolphin Browser v6.0.  The latest version of Dolphin brings some updated features and improves upon some of the already existing features such as gestures and add-ons. One new feature that sticks out is Webzine:

Dolphin brings out the beauty of the web and with Dolphin Webzine users can experience the web like never before. Web pages are cleanly displayed as a series of thumbnail images and users can scroll through web pages instantly using an intuitive touch interface, tapping on any thumbnail image to open the desired page.

Having now gained more than 8 million users worldwide on mobile devices in less then 15 months, the Dolphin team has a strong grasp of their goals being that they want to bring the best mobile browsing experience to the world.

To help with their vision, they've secured $10 Million in funding led by Sequoia Capital. The folks behind Dolphin, MoboTap -- will use the funding for rapid development of Dolphin helping make it better with each new version released. If you jump on past the break, you'll find their full press release as well as the download link to the new Dolphin browser.

MOBOTAP TO RECEIVE $10 MILLION SERIES A FUNDING LED BY SEQUOIA CAPITAL

Developer of Popular Dolphin Browser is Sequoia Capital’s Very First Mobile Browser Investment; Launches v6.0

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 18, 2011— MoboTap, the mobile technology developer behind the Dolphin Browser, today announced that it will receive $10 million in Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital, with Matrix Partners also participating. MoboTap’s Dolphin was launched on the Android platform in March 2010 and is Sequoia Capital’s first mobile browser investment.  MoboTap will use the new funds for rapid product development for Dolphin and expansion into new market segments.
 
In less than 15 months, Dolphin has grown to more than 8 million users worldwide on mobile devices by allowing them to intuitively create their very own web browsing experience on the Android platform.
 
"Dolphin is the most powerful and engaging way to browse and touch the internet available today," said Yongzhi Yang, MoboTap’s CEO.  "In creating Dolphin, we have made it possible to open any websites with just a touch of your finger tip. We believe in the future of mobile web and we want to bring the best mobile browsing experience to the world."

"According to IDC, for the first time more smartphones have been shipped than PCs, growing 74.4% to 302.6 million devices in 2010,” said Kui Zhou, Partner at Sequoia Capital. “Smartphones have changed the way people access the internet and Dolphin is transforming the way people browse on their smartphone and tablet devices.”

"The vast majority of Dolphin's users are in the U.S.," said Michael Moritz, Partner at Sequoia Capital. "In both the U.S and China, Sequoia Capital will work with MoboTap in every way possible to ensure even more people are enjoying the intuitive Dolphin mobile browser."

In addition to the funding, MoboTap has also announced the new version Dolphin Browser, version 6.0.

Some of the new features include:
 
Dolphin Gesture
A technology pioneered by MoboTap, Dolphin Gesture intelligently allows users to open any website with just a touch of their fingertip.
 
Dolphin Add-ons
Dolphin Add-ons allow users to personalize Dolphin and enhance their browsing experience. With more than 50 Add-ons and counting, users can customize Dolphin by changing its looks and feel. Dolphin also integrates with popular services, such as Google Translate, Password Managers, YouTube Search and Ad Blocker. Add-ons can easily be installed, giving Dolphin users more control and flexibility, providing a better overall experience.
 
Dolphin Webzine

Dolphin brings out the beauty of the web and with Dolphin Webzine users can experience the web like never before. Web pages are cleanly displayed as a series of thumbnail images and users can scroll through web pages instantly using an intuitive touch interface, tapping on any thumbnail image to open the desired page.

Availability and Pricing
Dolphin 6.0 is available via the Android Market worldwide immediately.  Dolphin is free to download and use. 

About MoboTap
MoboTap is a mobile technology developer that is committed to advancing the mobile revolution by improving the way people experience the web through their mobile devices. Founded and led by an international team of proven engineers and entrepreneurs and backed by leading venture capitalist firm Sequoia Capital, MoboTap has begun this revolution with the launch of Dolphin Browser HD, a free web-browser specifically created and optimized for mobile users.
 
To learn more about MoboTap, visit us at www.MoboTap.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DolphinFans or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dolphinbrowser

About Dolphin Browser HD
Dolphin Browser HD is a free mobile web-browser that allows users to intuitively adapt their own web browsing based on the way they want to explore the web. Utilizing key features such as ‘Gestures’, ‘Add-ons’ and ‘Webzine’, Dolphin brings an elegant and highly customizable solution to mobile users looking for the fastest, smartest web browser possible.

About Sequoia Capital
Sequoia Capital provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into enduring companies. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs", Sequoia Capital's Partners have worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Bob Swanson of Linear Technology, Sandy Lerner and Len Bozack of Cisco Systems, Dan Warmenhoven of NetApp, Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo!, Jen-Hsun Huang of NVIDIA, Michael Marks of Flextronics, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube, Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote of Aruba Networks, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Omar Hamoui of AdMob, Steve Streit of Green Dot and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn. To learn more about Sequoia Capital visit www.sequoiacap.com.

 

Reader comments

Dolphin Browser v6.0 now available, brings new Webzine feature along with it

34 Comments

I love dolphin browser but I am open to new things. So I will give miren a try. Thanks for the mention, I like anything that makes mobile browsing better.

Well I have been playing with it and I like it but it doesnt do true full-screen? Am I wrong. In dolphin browser I can go full screen to the extent where there is no bars (no tab bar or the android bar). Then I have me volume set to change tabs and use gestures. This leaves me with the entire 4.2 screen to view the webpage with. This is a must for me.

Well I have been playing with it and I like it but it doesnt do true full-screen? Am I wrong. In dolphin browser I can go full screen to the extent where there is no bars (no tab bar or the android bar). Then I have me volume set to change tabs and use gestures. This leaves me with the entire 4.2 screen to view the webpage with. This is a must for me.

Well I have been playing with it and I like it but it doesnt do true full-screen? Am I wrong. In dolphin browser I can go full screen to the extent where there is no bars (no tab bar or the android bar). Then I have me volume set to change tabs and use gestures. This leaves me with the entire 4.2 screen to view the webpage with. This is a must for me.

I've got an Asus Transformer and sorta like the stock browser, but use Opera on my macbook sometimes so I use Opera on my tablet as well. It's pretty neat, but could I use Dolphin HD on it as well? How does it stack up against stock and Opera?? I wish there was something more like Chrome on my tablet besides the stock browser....

Have you tried stock without the tabs and toolbar on the top?

I don't have my TF with me but that option is somewhere is settings.

The browsing has been a much better experience in my opinion. (without the space eater of the toolbar)

Webzine is cool but needs some word.

For instance. If I'm on a CNN page. And I hit the button. It brings up an RSS feed of all the links and articles on that page. Wish it would just bring up what I was already looking at.

Everytime I update this app I lose my bookmarks even if I back them up before I update then restore. Frustrating. I like the browser just not losing my bookmarks everytime I update.

Yea, Webzine is a nice concept but the websites in their native format are more visually appealing. I was starting to like 6.0, but after about a half hour of tuning, it crashed/closed when I hit the bookmark for Google. I keep looking, but I haven't found a browser better than stock yet. Not even close.

I have been using dolphin for about a year and a half now. It's always been very good, however it has been essentially the same since the first version that I installed (may have been v2 or 3) even though they release new versions every few weeks. This is a common trend that I see in software development (esp on mobile). I'm willing to bet that the 10m invested by Sequoia does absolutely nothing for the product itself.

Webzine doesn't work for me. 'Articles failed to load!'. My facebook uses HTTPS... when will people learn to support security?

I had no idea, and I downloaded it today to replace the built in browser that keeps loading each page twice now for some reason.

Using a Dinc and have tried all of the browsers out there, Dolphin has always been my favorite IF I was going to replace stock. I think for the Dinc, stock is better.

That said, just rooted my Nook (that just sounds dirty) and I think Dolphin is great on a tablet where you have more room to use some of the extra features Dolphin provides.

I really like the Dolphin HD Browser and it keeps on getting better with each iteration.

Did anyone notice the word "browesing" in the graphic?

Sucks. Does not sync with Chrome bookmarks (which is NOT the same as Google bookmarks, which it has a bad addon to sync with). Useless therefore.