Battle of the Android Browsers

We tested the speed, navigation, and overall performance of mobile browsers like Skyfire and Dolphin HD to see which are worthy replacements for the stock Android browser on your phone.

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Google Chrome to Phone for Android Froyo

This app is a great way to send content from the desktop Web browser to your Android phone.

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Smart Measure

We like the creativity and innovation behind this distance-measuring app, but it lacks accuracy and precision.

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Google Earth for Android

This fun app lets you explore a 3D satellite view of the Earth. You need a fast data connection, however, and the interface can be sluggish on some phones.

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PdaNet

This app allows you to tether your Android phone and use its data connection to get your computer online.

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Dictionary.com

This word-reference tool is a simple, useful gem of an app.

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Opera Mini

Opera is the best mobile browser to use in low-bandwidth or poor-cellular-reception areas, but it won't play video.

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First Look: Google’s Gmail App for Froyo

The updated Gmail app adds useful features like Priority Inbox, but leaves older Android devices in the dust.

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Google Maps

Google Maps for Android is quite simply one of the most useful programs ever offered on any platform.

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Zen Timer – Meditation Timer

Zen Timer's sounds are more peaceful than typical alarms, but it has a bug that may leave you hanging.

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Everlands

This challenging, addictive game is unfortunately marred by its inability to multitask.

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Epicurious Recipe App

Regrettably, this cooking-assistant app seems a little half-baked.

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Build Confidence

Hypnotherapist Andrew Johnson’s voice is fantastic, but the price is a bit high for what amounts to an MP3 file.

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3 (Cubed)

3 (Cubed) is easily the best-looking music player for Android.

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My Tracks

This fitness training app uses GPS and Google Maps to track your workout and provides statistics you can export to a Google spreadsheet.

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