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Go Team Launches “Next Browser”, a Modern and Intuitive New Android Browser

May 27, 2013 - Written By Lucian Armasu

The Go team has been mostly popular for their Go Launcher for Android devices, at least during the Gingerbread days. The Go Launcher made Gingerbread work more smoothly, and also prettier. Then they started making a SMS app, widgets, more launcher themes, and now they’ve made a browser, too, one that I think works very well.

The Go Next Browser seems to be very fast, for both its UI and for when browsing the web. But what I like most about it is its interface design. The Go team seem to have followed the Android design guidelines very well, and the interface looks pretty, and is also very functional and intuitive.

When you first open the app (after you skip all the initial tutorials), you will see the main panel of the browser, which contains bookmarks to some of the most popular websites. There are also two other panels, one which has a speed dial with your most visited websites, much like Chrome, and another one that looks more like Flipboard, where you can add your own RSS feeds, and check your latest news.

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The Next Browser also features a pretty advanced auto-complete algorithm for the domains you’re typing in the browser. If you want to access your tabs, you can swipe to the right, while the extensions can be found if you type to the left.  This also seems like a very intuitive way to use tabs and extensions (although I can’t imagine you’d want to check your extensions that often). It’s too bad the browser doesn’t go full-screen, though.

In the settings you can change between your search engine of choice, between user agents, and you can also select your download path for fils you’re downloading from the Internet. You even have a bookmark sync, that works with the Google account and with your stock Android browser (doesn’t work with Chrome bookmarks).

Overall, it looks like the Go team did a very good job with the first version of the Next Browser. I don’t know if I’d give up on Chrome for this, but I’d certainly recommend you give it a try and see if you like it yourself.

[Via AndroidPolice]