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Review Atlas Web Browser (BETA)
Decent speeds, outstanding interface browser
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 30 May 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Powerful functionality, modern design
Not always fast, lags a bit
Atlas Web Browser (BETA) fro Android aims to be the world's fastest Android browser. For me, it's solidly in second place for speed, but first place in presentation.
Atlas Web Browser (BETA), as the name suggest, is currently under development. However, this is a solid entry and truly one of the more innovative browsers I've tried. The dual view function is by far the coolest offering this app makes. Yup, it splits your screen in two and allows you to browse 2 web pages simultaneously; side by side in landscape mode, and stacked atop each other in portrait mode. This feature alone is fantastic and is implemented with a simple toggle switch.
The bookmarks page can also bee seen in dual view next to a web page. Bookmarks can also be accessed via a slide out drawer on the left. Another slide out drawer on the right shows additional options, including a speed toggle for loading pages.
The cornerstone of this app is allegedly its speed. Easily toggle between Hi-Fi, Lo-Fi and Text only versions of webpages. Hi being the most content rich, with Text allegedly being the fastest, and Lo supposedly offering the best of both worlds. In reality, Lo-Fi performed much slower for me than Hi-Fi. The app also boasts content filtering, such as the removal of ads and redundant java scripts in order to achieve faster page loads. It doesn't work though, since most web pages require the loading of these scripts and if you try to block them, the whole web page lags, totally debunking the theory of faster web browsing in Lo-Fi mode.
Atlas Web Browser (BETA) is a decent browser and I love the innovation behind the presentation. The interface is this browser's strongest asset, not the claims of faster browsing. If you want a stylish, cool and highly functional browser, this one has a lot to like. However, if you want the fastest mobile browsing currently available, get Puffin Web Browser.