Installation is quick and easy as most mobile applications that can be found on the Android Market or the AppStore. Catches of this tutorial were made with a HTC Desire Froyo Android 2.2 and version 3.0 of Skyfire.
A simple search on the market provides quick access to the form of Skyfire and start the installation is done in seconds and without any particular difficulty. We then find the icon Skyfire in the list of applications. Android we can place a shortcut on one of the offices for quick access.
Interface and Navigation
Skyfire home page
To find out the interface, I suggest you search your favorite site. We dwell first on the colored tabs that will be useful in the context of a search. Each tab can repeat the search in:
The search engine Google
The accounts of your Facebook friends (needs to be connected, we will return)
The videos with the search engine VideoSurf
Digg the site that will attempt to extract the hot topics of the moment
The network Twitter
Navigation in Skyfire
Tested with a wireless connection, browsing seems fluid and the pages load faster. Consult a site to see the buttons under the address bar. It includes:
The navigation button "Previous" Button to restart the home page
The ability to access or add a favorite / bookmark The ability to open, close or switch between tabs. A small figure recalls the number of currently open tabs.
Skyfire Navigation Easily choose the mobile version of a classic or website Very classic so far, see more detail this button to switch to simulate a mobile browser or computer. It will be useful when some sites offer a web version and mobile version. By touching it, you'll be able to move at any time from one to the other version:
Desktop: computer browser version
Android (and iPhone): mobile browser version
Default: default choice as you have configured in the settings.
User agent Skyfire
Options pages and various
The last button in the shape of the down arrow located at the far right of the navigation buttons provide access to other options:
Forward: to share a page (did not work during our test)
Find on page: search the text of the current page
Select text: select text in the current page (did not work during our test)
Add Shortcut ... Adds a shortcut on the main screen of the phone
Settings: Access to parameters
Downloads: Download History
Spread the world: to know Skyfire
Report video problem: report a bug on a video
Help: referral to the online help of the software
Options page in Skyfire
The flash videos in Skyfire
Now let a point convenient to view the videos. When you get to a page containing a video, Skyfire detects it and opens a popup window to notify you. Clicking on it will launch the video in full screen while taking care to optimize it for your configuration.