Skyfire Android browser serves up Flash videos, hits one million downloads

Skyfire Android browser serves up Flash videos, hits one million downloads

Billing itself as a browser built for the social media generation, the latest version of the Skyfire 2.0 beta app for Android is now available to download.

Flash video support

The free download supports Flash web video courtesy of a patent-pending adaptive streaming technology, and there’s also pinch to zoom for navigating pages, with multi-tab browsing supporting up to eight open windows.

Skyfire Android browser serves up Flash videos, hits one million downloads

SkyBar

Users can choose whether to load full desktop webpages or mobile optimised versions, and the browser can serve up ‘smart recommendations’ for related media content from sources such as YouTube, Twitter, Google and Digg from within websites, via its ‘SkyBar’ feature.

You can get Skyfire 2.0 for Android by going to http://get.skyfire.com on your mobile, or searching the Android Market for “Skyfire”.

Check out the video and press release below for more info.

Press Release

“Mountain View, California – September 14, 2010 – Android users want the best of the Internet, which means all their favorite websites and videos. This is why now over one million consumers have downloaded mobile browser Skyfire that optimizes Flash video content and brings it to Android devices worldwide.

Today Skyfire announces that it has become one of the most popular Android apps, placing it in the top .02 percent of all products in the Android Marketplace.

Additionally the company announces expanded availability to newer Android devices.

Now the browser works on popular Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Epic, Motorola Droid X and Droid 2, HTC Incredible and EVO 4G. Skyfire works alongside the latest Android 2.2 update to ensure Flash video is always just a click away, regardless of network connectivity. For those with devices that do not have the Android 2.2 update (2.1 and below), Skyfire opens the door to millions of previously inaccessible Flash videos.

Skyfire for Android took mobile browsing to a new level with the addition of the SkyBar™, a cloud-enabled toolbar that lets users enjoy millions of videos previously unavailable on mobile, discover the latest buzz on any topic they browse, and easily share content to their social networks. The company has since released several updates that make the browser faster, smarter and data optimized.

Skyfire’s advanced cloud computing technology not only enables the features above, but also reduces mobile video data consumption by an average of 75 percent. According to a recent Cisco study, mobile video streaming is expected to increase by over 6000 percent by 2012. As consumers gain an optimized video streaming experience on mobile with Skyfire, mobile carriers are presented an opportunity to offload the impending mobile video data burden causing dropped calls and poor reception and clogged bandwith in major metropolitan areas.”

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