Browse smarter on Android smartphones

Google's default browser is just fine, but these three alternatives have more style, and in some cases, more substance.

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Dolphin Browswer for Android
Dolphin Browser is just one browser alternative for Android. CNET

Google's default browser is just fine to get you started on your new Android smartphone. It's got some Grade-A tools, but style-wise it's a little bland and we have a bone to pick with its so-called tabbed browsing.

Thanks to a bustling Android Market, you have options when it comes to mobile browsing experiences. We present you with three alternatives with different looks, and in some cases, more substance: Bump off Google's default Android browser.