Waiting for your favorite browser to show up in the Android Market? Well, Â I’ve got something that you willÂ definitelyÂ want to try.Â Ninesky is a browser app for Android that looks and works like Google Chrome.
Looks and works like Chrome, it is not Chrome nor does it follow the sameÂ philosophyÂ of Chrome.
“Dashboard” or the The New Tab Page
Ninesky has a new tab page. They are calling it “Dashboard” It is populated with your most visited websites. It might be useful if you use this browser as your primary browser for some time.
Tabbed Browsing – Yes, You got that!
Ninesky has multi tab system with the looks of Chrome. The icon for opening a new tab looks that of Chromium browser.
Incognito Browsing ? Yes, Sort Of!
There is an option in settings Â that will disable history and cookies tracking etc to give private browsing. This gives the Incognito effect for your Android browsing.
Search From The Address Bar
One of theÂ hi-lightsÂ of Chrome, searching right from the addressbar, or the omnibar, is available here too. But for some reason, I see a “Search” box as well.
My Experience With Ninesky
It sure had a “feel good factor” because it looks similar to Chrome. However, page loading time was worse than my default Android browser.
Having multiple tabs open in a small screen is not something I enjoyed. Optimizing webpages for mobile browsing was handy, and the “Safe website” alerts too was good.
Integrated bookmarks, downloads, extensions and reading list are nice features to have. It gives Ninesky an upgrade from being a browser to a platform. Do try them out and let me know how you feel!
I will continue my wait for official Chrome Browser for Android! Stay tuned for more news on this!