Apr 29th, 2010

SkyFire for Android is finally out of beta and they’ve released version 2.0 of their browser. I haven’t been able to find the app on the market – nor was I able to download the APK file on their website – but Skyfire should be available very soon for everyone on 1.5 and beyond (translation: everyone).

Check out the video above that highlights some cool features that Skyfire has that sets itself apart from other browsers. One thing I like in particular is the “faux-flash” feature where the browser will detect a flash video on a site and play it for you in full screen. It isn’t really flash, but it’s a lifesaver when looking at a site that embeds a non-YouTube video.

As we feverishly continue to check back to see if the app has gone live, we’ll update you when Skyfire works out all the kinks in getting this thing up on the Android Market.

[Thanks for the heads up, Trident!]

[Update]: Earlier, we jumped the gun in uncovering Skyfire 2.0’s release thanks to our eager nature, but now it’s actually out: you should be able to find Skyfire in the Android Market. Alternatively, you can get the APK straight from Skyfire, or scan the QR code we’ve included below. I’m eager to test out the Video features that the browser is equipped with on some of my favorite sites.


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