Android Lollipop, while chock full of features and a fresh new UI, still doesn’t support Flash enabled videos online. A once killer Android feature, Adobe stopped supporting their Flash player for Android devices many moons ago, as websites too made the move to more mobile friendly format.
It doesn’t happen often, but on occasion, you may run into a site still using Flash videos (Facebook is guilty of this on some of their videos). While you’d be SOL if you’re exclusively using Chrome, and recent update to Dolphin Browser brings Flash support to most Android devices — including those running Android 5.0 Lollipop.
And Flash playing isn’t the browser’s only trick, they’ve also added new features like settings sync across devices, and even the ability to share pages using NFC. You’ll also find a new Christmas theme if you’re feeling festive. Although the app looks somewhat dated in appearance (my kingdom for a Material design update), the functionality can’t be beat.
- Flash support and enhanced browsing experience on Android 5.0
- Merry Christmas! Check out gorgeous Christmas wallpapers in Theme.
- Sync speed dials, add-ons, themes, settings and more via Dolphin Connect
- Share pages between devices using NFC (permission “control Near Field Communication”)
- Auto-clear app storage when device storage is not enough (permission “measure app storage space”)
You can find Dolphin Browser available for free right now in the Google Play Store and on a side note, they’d better update their Play Store listing soon. Devs are no longer permitted to use quotes from users as part of the Google Play’s newly updated developer terms of service.