There are many alternative browsers to choose from in the Android Market, but Skyfire has remained one of the most popular choices (over two million users) for its ability to view movies on phones that don’t support Flash Player. I expect a lot more people will download it today, thanks to the new social features that are being rolled out in Skyfire version 3.0.
Sure, having Adobe Flash Player on your Android handset means that the novelty of watching Flash videos using the Skyfire browser has dissipated. And while not every Android handset supports Adobe’s software, the development team at Skyfire still felt it necessary to add more features to the browser which is why version 3.0 includes Facebook Connect.
Now with only a single click, users can quickly check their Facebook Page, “Like” or share any Internet content, see the most popular content on any site recommended by their friends (or the general Facebook community), and view videos and other Facebook links posted by friends.
You can share anything that’s playable in the Skyfire converter with your Facebook friends. Facebook not really do it for you? Yeah, me either, which is ok. Skyfire still loves you enough to include you in “OneTouch Search”, which allows you to search for anything using Google, Facebook, Twitter, VideoSurf, Amazon, Digg, and more as your database.
So if being able to watch Flash video on your browser doesn’t do it for you anymore, there are still other reasons to install the new Skyfire browser on your Android phone. Check out the video below to see how an everyday user might find the app useful. Skyfire 3.0 is now available for free from the Android Market.