We are doing something a little silly tonight. Stroking our egos a little even. Tonight it is my pleasure to present to you the Elton Android Browser.
Don’t ask me why, my answer will be “Why not?”
The reality is I do not expect many of you to use this (aside from the members of the Droidaphile team) as a main replacement to your current browser. But bear with me and allow me to explain my case. Based off the Maxthon browser, which currently has a rating of 4.7!!!! in the Play Store. It has a wonderful list of features which include:
★Sync to the Cloud – Your bookmarks/favorites travel with you from desktop to mobile.
★Private browsing – Ability to browse the web without saving any browser history
★Amazing speed – Mobile web surfing lightning fast.
★Absolutely free, no advertisements!
★Full Screen – Browse the web in true full screen mode
★Add-ons – Small but useful add-ons to take your browsing experience to new heights
★Quick Back – Industry-leading caching technology that makes visiting previous webpages lightning fast
★Sharing with friends – Super easy and intuitive ways to share mobile contents through Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS and other social media channels
★Advanced Gesture – Create your own touch screen commands to surf with your fingertips.
★Theme/Skin – Ever-growing collection of skins that can customize your browser the way you like it
★WWW/WAP switch – Switch between www and WAP versions of the web at your fingertip
★Quick Access – Quick access of the best sites on the web.
★Download Manager – Makes it easy to sort, schedule and grab the downloads you need: wherever, whenever.
★Tab browsing – Powerful tab management that puts your mobile screen to maximum use.
★Powerful personalization – Avatars and more.
So what makes this so special? You get an Elton Splash Screen and Icon, both of which designed by own very own Kathryn – the unseen member of the team. Plus the default home page is our very own site. As long as you are running Android 1.6 or above, and yes it does run on ICS, you can install it. It is a 2.6mb download. Permissions are as follows:
COARSE (NETWORK-BASED) LOCATION
Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate tablet location, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine approximately where you are. Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.
FINE (GPS) LOCATION
Access fine location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the tablet, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power. Access fine location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
FULL INTERNET ACCESS
Allows the app to create network sockets.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
READ BROWSER’S HISTORY AND BOOKMARKS
Allows the app to read all the URLs that the Browser has visited, and all of the Browser’s bookmarks.
READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY
Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. An app with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.
MODIFY/DELETE USB STORAGE CONTENTS MODIFY/DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS
Allows the app to write to the USB storage. Allows the app to write to the SD card.
PREVENT TABLET FROM SLEEPING PREVENT PHONE FROM SLEEPING
Allows the app to prevent the tablet from going to sleep. Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
Give it a try, let us know what you think about it. Please note. Droidaphile is not responsible for any problems you may come across while using this. I have been using this for a few days and come across no problems. That is not to say on a phone that it has not been fully tested on will work 100%. Use this at your own risk.
DOWNLOAD LINK FOR THE ELTON BROWSER
I just would like to say to everyone before I head off. I am sure you have noticed I have not been around for a while, and if you have not noticed why not? This is my first post in a while, it is also going to be my last post for a while. I will be stepping away from the site for a while for personal reasons. But fear not while I am gone you stil have Ste and Michael providing you will your fill. Be nice to them while I am gone.