[ Thanks to Jacob Jones
for this link. ]
“A web browser is the quintessential desktop application.
Everyone needs one, and there is not a desktop Linux distribution
around that does not make a web browser available. The same applies
to mobile devices running the Android operating system.
“This type of software application is responsible for retrieving
and presenting information held on the World Wide Web, a system of
interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the internet. Web
browsers allow users to view web pages which often contain a
mixture of text, images, videos, and other multimedia.
“The web browser segment of the Android market is highly
competitive since the vast majority of users demand accessibility
to the net from their mobile devices at some point in time.
Naturally, Android ships with a default web browser which is fairly
competent and will satisfy the needs of many surfers. However, the
default app has many shortcomings, and is rather staid.
Fortunately, there are a whole raft of web browsers to explore in
the Android market offering additional features, better social
integration, and real innovation.”