128 of 143 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2013
Even though there are multiple rave comments on this browser vs silk, I am unable to get this app to even show up on my Kindle Fire HD. I'm disappointed because I find silk to be a BIG disappointment as a browser and I believe Amazon should address this issue. So I guess it's not the fault of the app but of Amazon???
136 of 159 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2011
Side loaded this to my Kindle Fire. It not that I don't like Silk (the default browser). I just wanted other options. Dolphin is the best app I have found for web browsing on Android. I would be nice to see it officially come to the Kindle Fire with a Silk plugin to add some of the Silk features to Dolphin. I will say as a side note that the Kindle Fire is an Awesome Tablet!
63 of 74 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2012
Gestures are great (page forward, page backward, go to the top (or bottom) of page, refresh all with a gesture, you can even create a custom gesture to pull up a bookmarked webpage). The way it handles tabbed browsing is cleaner and more traditional. I like the way it handles bookmarks with a left slide. I haven't even messed with addons much. I can see how it might not be as good on a phone (with the smaller screen size), but on a tablet (even a 7" tablet), it is 1000 times better than the stock browser.
29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2013
I downloaded dolphin solely so i could watch flash videos on my KF HD. The browser is constantly freezing, or not responding. If im lucky enough that i dont have to power down the entire tablet, the audio feed from the browser continues despite the program being exited completely. REALLY annoying! I hope they fix these bugs. I only use it when I really want to watch a video.
47 of 56 people found the following review helpful
Ok. First lets correct numerous reviews that say this browser doesn't work with fire tablet. Of course it does, I am using dolphin browser to write this review currently. Took all of 2 minutes to download and install. Yes it works.
Now, I am a silk browser fan, but sometimes you need a browser like Dolphin and then you will be happy you have it. No, there is no reason to root your device, so let's not consider that. Ps... This probably works great with original fire too, I just haven't tested it.
How? Ok, it is not hard,but I should probably say that you should just google " sideload apps" and "kindle fire" and you will get full instructions. I highly encourage you to do that because my "shortcut" procedure may not work for everyone. By the way, the good folks at Amazon have allowed us to sideload apps, so this is not some semi_illegal thing. No...it is all very permissible. Just check Amazon's own forums. Ok. So you have already looked up the previous, but you want to try the shortcut. Ok.
As with any sideload app install, you need to go to settings, then apps, then turn on permission to install 3rd party apps. Once installed, you can turn back off if you like. Next use silk browser to go dolphin browser website. Use Bing or google to find it. You will see android download page when you land on the correct site. Next, click on the download link. A pop-up should ask you what to use. Select Silk or 1Market or your preferred option if you are given choice. When done, it will prompt you to install and will then allow you to open it. Voila! Now navigate to Amazon and this page and then write your own review.
Now, if those fast steps were too opaque or simply didn't work for you, then sideload it the old fashion way and it will work like a dream. (True sideloading requires you to hook your kindle fire to your PC). Google it, it is simple.
I do hope that helps some to experience many more options for installing and using great apps like this on your incredible kindle fire.
PS...here are some workable instructions I found online that may help. As you will see, it is not the way that I did it. But this will give you some steps to install flash as well, regardless.
Silk browser does not support and cannot run Flash. Adobe stopped supporting Flash on the Kindle Fire hence the reason it is not available on the Amazon market.
1. If you are using the Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD: Go to Settings -> Devices -> Allow Installation of Applications - Check this option
If you are using the Kindle Fire HDX: Go to Settings -> Applications -> Apps from Unknown Sources - Check this option
2. Download and install Adobe Flash Player to your Kindle Fire. Open the web browser on your device and download and install the file: [...]
3. Download and install Dolphin Browser on your kindle Fire: [...]
(i don't know if links are good....i didn't test. Still, info is good. Personally, I just went to Dolphin's site to get current version of Dolphin for Android. Google it. )
4. Flash is officially installed on your device. To browse Flash sites you will need to use the Dolphin Browser instead of the Silk browser.
42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2012
This app was recommended when I found that the Silk browser on my Kindle Fire wasn't working so well. I downloaded it, and it never worked or came up as a browser option, even though the icon showed as having been downloaded successfully.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2013
I hated Silk, the browser that came with my Kindly Fire HD - but I read an article recommending Dolphin. One reason I didn't like Silk - a BIG reason - is that it didn't support Flash Player, and therefore you couldn't watch anything on YouTube. The YouTube app is really awful, so I installed Dolphin which does support Flash Player. The only thing is that occasionally Dolphin will just crash while watching videos on YouTube. I haven't had it crash using other websites, just YouTube. I have updated the browser, and the problem hasn't gone away. YouTube works most of the time, though, so I'm not going to uninstall it. I tried Google Chrome, and Opera, but they just don't have the features that I like with Dolphin, and they don't work as well (YouTube works on Chrome about less than half the time) One thing I love about Dolphin is that you can set it to work in several different "modes", like Desktop, Mobile, Android, and others. This is helpful with YouTube, because sometimes videos are not accessible if you're using mobile or Android mode. A great little browser!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2014
I choose this for my kindle fire because adobe flash stopped working..appparantly adobes latest flash update doesnt work on newer kindles and some smartphones... and couldnt play youtube etc,so installed dolphin on it as it comes with its own flash player..and happy days I can use youtube once more..highly recommend,also installedit on my xperia android phone,,beats chrome easily,,very quick,lots of smart features,what are you waiting for :)
31 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2012
this web page informed me that this app is not compatible with a kindle fire hd when I tried to install it. it does not appear on the app store either. useless.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2013
No thanks to Adobe for NO flash player for the knidle fire hd. I had to download this browser. I t works fine
And runs good on the kindle fire hd.