Here's Skyfire's promo video for its new Version 2.0 browser, which should be available for Android any time now. (It's not appearing in the market, and the manual download link's not working yet either.) Update: It's there now. Here's the link.

Anyhoo, check out the video above, and we'll give Skyfire the what-for just as soon as we can. [Skyfire]

 

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Skyfire 2.0 now available for Android

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Awesome! I hope it hits today! I've been using a leaked version but there's no video support. Hope Hulu works!

This looks awesome. haven't been able to use skyfire since my touch pro days and at that point they didn't have full vga support, they've come a long way.

Dam I'm impressed. Looks way better then the skyfire I used to have on my omniscient. Hope it gets released today. Keep us updated a/c

Boy they must be scrambling to get this out before Froyo drops with full flash support. I also wonder if that Alpha version of Firefox has something to do with this as well.

What a tease! This better show up soon...

I just downloaded the pre-Alpha Fennec yesterday, and albeit buggy, it is promising. Love the TwitterBar feature where you can tweet from the address bar!

I LOVED SkyFire on every WinMo phone I'd ever had, though, and it is unsurpassed IMHO. PLEASE COME SOON! DROID WANT!

it should. Ive gotten it to work breifly with flash lite... took several tries on wifi connection, but it did load.

very first thing I tried was clicking on NYTimes and scrolling down to the bottom on the left hand side of the page, and it still says you need a flash player to view the content.

strike one

Trying clicking them you may be surprised at what happens.

Hulu does not work which sucks, but I love the fact that I can choose to visit the desktop version of the site rather then the mobile version.

Really like the added video (of course) but also the easy way to switch from android view to desktop view to iphone view, as well as the fact that it integrates my bookmarks

Wow. Videos are really smooth on my Hero. I thought I was going to miss the Flash party but it seems not :-)

I was naively excited that perhaps this would work with hulu... sad to say (although I dont think anyone expected it to), it does not work. The video loads up to 25%, then an error message pops up. Ugh, I dream of the day we could use hulu on our phones.

I just tried crackberry.com because they have those video links on their blog page that never work on mobile. I just tried it and the videos play.

This Skyfire browser is fantastic for the simple reason that it grants you access to content that ordinarily would not be available to me.

Skyfire has scored a triple with me so far...my only issue is that sometimes the videos are loading and will not play but I figure that's to be expected on day one.

Oh and the video quality is excellent. I just watched that BB OS6 video at crackberry. The video quality is great...even tho BB OS6 sucks :)

just remember one major thing with this browser and Opera mini they both are server side render's and therefor any passwords to sites you visit can be seen by the companies that own the servers. Also the transmissions between the client on your phone and the server are not encoded so what ever you type in is completely wide open. That makes this a great browser for playing flash movies and that's about it, and we all know that with direct flash support coming this will make this browser completely useless soon.

I am having lots of problems try to play video...Every time a video loads on my samsung moment the phone reboots....anyone else having this issue?

any southpark fans out there try southparkstudios.com with skyfire and stream any southpark episode it runs great on my incredible over 3g:)

Hey guy...I just downloaded Skyfire....am I also suppose to download the Adobe flashplayer as well or the flash support should be on Skyfire already?

so far not all that impressed..the video looked really cool, so I downloaded it to my Eris running 2.1, and my default internet is faster and loads video better..even on wifi :(

Had major issues with it on my CLIQ running OS 1.5. It hung up all over the place and would not allow me to get back to my home page. Had to uninstall it. Maybe when the CLIQ gets 2.1 it will work ok. I'll give it a shot then.