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One of the most important and widely used feature of any mobile device has to be the access to the internet it offers. Owners of devices have the option to stick with the default browser that is included as part of the operating system or scour the app market for a third-party offering. Owners of Android tablets and smartphones could do a lot worse than downloading and giving the Lightning Browser offering a chance to satisfy their web-based browsing needs.

The Lightning Browser app definitely isn’t the most feature-rich web browser available for Android owners, but it does offer a great blend of usable features coupled together with an extremely small footprint and the always-important speed factor. When looking at the app, it looks like a fairly standard implementation of a web browser with all of the expected controls and interactive elements. The app also follows the new Holo design conventions which Google now desires in new app submissions.

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Lightning Browser comes with a certain level of backwards compatibility for the Android operating system, with support bundled in for Froyo, all the way up to the current Jelly Bean iteration of the software. Intended for those who prefer to stay away from the clunky, cumbersome and heavyweight browsers that are packed with luxury features; this particularl web browser is extremely lightweight, fast and built around high-performance. Perfect for those who view simple content and want it immediately.

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The fast loading times, extremely smooth scrolling physics and tabbed browsing experience make Lightning Browser a very enjoyable app to use. It even produces higher benchmark tests compared to the native Google Chrome browser when tested on a number of devices. Handy little navigational methods have also been implemented into the app. Long pressing on a tab will delete it, and exiting the browser is as simple as long pressing on the back button.

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It’s aesthetically pleasing, lightweight, easy to use and entirely free-of-charge to download. Would seem to be an almost perfect fit for those users who require speed during web browsing.

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(Source: Lightning Browser for Android on Play Store)

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