Skyfire announced the availability of their browser for Android platform. Available as a public beta in the Android Market, Skyfire 2.0 allows users to view Flash videos on the web through on the fly transcoding to H.264 “You may hear Skyfire described as “making Flash run” on mobile phones. Yet with Skyfire 2.0, we’re actually doing something distinct. We’re translating Flash videos (and soon others like Silverlight and WindowsMedia and Quicktime) into a format easier on your phone: html5 video,” noted Skyfire. “SkyBar gives your phone a booster engine from cloud-computing. Benefits include faster & smoother video playback, extended battery life by offloading more of the work to cloud servers. It also gains new social networking & sharing features, where users can now find and share additional content through sites like Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, or SMS. And because Skyfire is built on a webkit core, users get all functionality such as smooth scrolling with no checkerboards, pinch to zoom, copy and paste, find text on the page, the ability to open up to eight browser tabs, and more,” Skyfire revealed.
Download: Skyfire 2.0