Skyfire 2.0 browser for Android brings quasi Flash support

by X10 on April 29, 2010

in Applications, News, Video

SkyfireSkyfire has launched v2.0 of its Android browser that brings with it a new “SkyBar” that gives you automatic Flash video streaming. The browser doesn’t actually play Flash natively, it goes through Skyfire’s servers which are then converted to formats that the mobile is happier to stream, such as HTML5.

So if you come across a video with a broken link, all you need to do is open the SkyBar, hit the video button and choose Skyfire’s version. The browser also includes tabbed browsing, multitouch gestures (obviously not relevant on the X10) along with integration of social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook amongst others. Skyfire 2.0 is available on the market right now. You can check out a video of this in action after the cut.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nerrisse May 3, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Anyone else having trouble playing flash videos with skyfire? Every time I try to play a video it buffers to 50% then starts playing the video with the huge buffering loading screen still on top. I can’t seem to find anything about this anywhere else though so I’m wondering if I’m just doing something wrong…

2 Chaz May 4, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Nerrisse, exactly same here 🙁

3 X10 May 4, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Me too. Not sure if it is a setting issue, I haven’t had time to explore it properly. Anyone have any clues?

4 Rob May 4, 2010 at 4:11 PM

I’m having this issue too. Exactly as described by Nerrisse. Although I’m glad it isn’t just my phone I hope someone can find a resolution as I too have not been able to find anything at all about it on the net except for these comments here.

5 C-Live May 16, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Same problem as everyone else. I’ll note it in the Android Market

6 longjohn May 18, 2010 at 1:51 AM

Same problem using an x10

7 Darien May 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM

i’m having the same problem on my Motorola Devour. 0-0

8 mohamed May 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Me 2 on my x10

9 Alok June 22, 2010 at 6:34 AM

Video stops at 50%, the small loading box doesn’t go away from screen. Missing exit button in browser, very difficult to get out once the browser is launched.
Xperia x10

10 ash September 3, 2010 at 5:42 AM

Same wit my.x10. 🙁

11 InSaiyanOne September 8, 2010 at 6:47 AM

I have the same issue

12 mmaxscom September 15, 2010 at 7:59 AM

I get this problem on my x10. I installed skyfire before and it would buffer to 25% so i uninstalled it. they updated so i tried again and now it buffers to 50%. i uninstalled again.

13 Calo0420 September 20, 2010 at 12:53 AM

I have the same problem with my x10 please somebody tell me how to fix this

14 eva December 12, 2010 at 9:01 PM

el icono de descargas de datos despues de haber salido del navegador no desaparece y el saldo sigue aumentando sin estar navegando

15 leechgod27 January 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

no problems in my x10,skyline plays any video but in horrible,unwatchable quality….

16 tanhung February 26, 2011 at 5:46 AM

Skyfire team are just on their purpose to tantalize skyfire lovers only

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