A microbrowser, also called a mobile browser or wireless Internet browser, is a web browser designed to be used on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. It functions much like a traditional web browser, but is optimized for viewing pages on a small screen, and to operate efficiently with limited memory and processing power.
Examples of microbrowsers
Below is a list of microbrowsers available today.
- Dolphin Browser
- Links - an open-source microbrowser.
- MiniMo - a "Mini Mozilla."
- NetFront - an HTML5 microbrowser with ultra-low memory requirements.
- Opera Mini
- SkyFire web browser - a microbrowser that renders content on a remote server, and displays the results on a mobile client device.
- Steel - a more "touch-friendly" version of the default Android browser.