Dolphin Browser

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Dolphin Browser
Stable release(s) [±]

10.0.6 (November 24, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-11-24)[3])

12.2.9 (August 12, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-08-12)[4]) [±]
Webkit and Dolphin Jetpack (based on Webkit)
Operating systemAndroid, iOS
TypeMobile browser
LicenseProprietary Freeware

The Dolphin Browser is a web browser for the Android and iOS operating systems developed by MoboTap Inc. It was one of the first alternative browsers for the Android platform[5] that introduced support for multi-touch gestures.[6] Dolphin Browser uses its native platform's default browser engine.


Being a WebKit-based browser, Dolphin Browser supports most web standards. It also supports tabbed browsing—the ability to open and switch between multiple web pages at the same time. Another main component of the user interface is voice controls and gestures. It can cache web content for offline use and synchronize data across devices. Add-ons are applications that can be used to extend Dolphin Browser's capabilities and can be installed from within the browser.


Both iOS and Android versions are proprietary software and are distributed for free.[5] There is an advanced version called Dolphin Browser for Android 2.0 or later.[7][8] Dolphin Browser Beta[9] was released in May 2012 with the in-house HTML5 engine Jet pack. In December 2013, Dolphin Zero, a privacy-focused version, was released.

Privacy concerns

In October 2011, privacy concerns were raised about Dolphin browser after it was discovered that all

breach of privacy".[11] This breach was patched in the next update.[12]


The Android and iOS versions have been lauded for their gesture-based functionality,[13] speed and ease-of-use.[14] Business Insider claims "Dolphin Browser blows Safari out of the water."[15] As of December 2021, the browser holds an approval rate of 78% on rating aggregator site Rouvou.[16]

In 2011, it was

PC Magazine's best free iPhone and iPad Apps of 2011,[17] also mentioned in the CNET 100,[18] a PC Magazine Editors Choice in 2012.[19]


  1. ^ "Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million". Tech in Asia. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ "Changyou to Invest in MoboTap" (Press release). Changyou. 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  3. ^ "Apple on the App Store". iTunes Store. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
  4. Google Play Store
    . 2021-08-12. Retrieved 2021-11-30.
  5. ^ a b Jessica Dolcourt. "Dolphin Browser for Android". CNET.
  6. ^ Chris Ziegler. "Dolphin browser for Android adds multitouch support on Droid". Engadget. AOL Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  7. ^ Hopkins, Brent W. "Dolphin Browser™ HD Review". PC World. Archived from the original on 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  8. ^ Tofel, Kevin C. "8 Reasons Android Owners Should Try Dolphin Browser". Gigaom. Archived from the original on 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  9. ^ James; MoboTap (2016-06-08), Dolphin Browser One of Best Performing HTML5 Mobile Browser, AndroidApks.Net, archived from the original on 2016-08-05, retrieved 2016-07-24
  10. ^ McCullagh, Declan. "Dolphin HD browser snared in security breach". CNET. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
  11. ^ Paul, Ryan (28 October 2011). "Major privacy flaw found in Dolphin HD browser for Android". Ars Technica. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
  12. ^ "Webzine Does Not Store User Data". Dolphin Browser Blog. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  13. ^ Mark Saltzman (September 12, 2011). "Dolphin Browser, Surf Web with gestures". USA Today.
  14. ^ Adam Dachis (30 August 2011). "Dolphin Browser Brings Its Gesture-Based Web Browsing to the iPhone". Lifehacker. Gawker Media.
  15. ^ "This New iPad Browser From Dolphin Blows Safari Out Of The Water". Business Insider.
  16. ^ "Dolphin (browser)". Rouvou. Archived from the original on 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  17. ^ "Best free iPhone and iPad apps of 2011". PC World.
  18. ^ "CNet 100". Archived from the original on 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  19. ^ "PC Magazine's Editors' Choice". PCMag.

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