xScope Browser - Web & File

xScope Browser - Web & File 6.50

A clean web browser and file manager

Android browsers are ten a penny, but not all of them are worth installing. xScope Browser - Web & File is an interesting option, and definitely worth a second look. View full description

PROS

  • Tabbed browsing easily managed
  • Nice clean interface
  • Good favorites/home page

CONS

  • Can be slow
  • A little buggy
  • Zoom is not effective

Good
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Android browsers are ten a penny, but not all of them are worth installing. xScope Browser - Web & File is an interesting option, and definitely worth a second look.

xScope Browser - Web & File is also a file explorer, saving you from installing a separate app like Astro for examining your files. From an aesthetic point of view, xScope Browser - Web & File is modern, slick and skinnable, but you'll have to download the extra themes separately.

Using the browser - and tabbed browsing - is especially comfortable when you hold the phone horizontally, although anyone with fat finger syndrome might struggle with both tabs and options.

Although xScope Browser - Web & File boasts a file explorer, we have to admit that it's not the most impressive. While it might sometimes be handy to take a look at your files from inside your browser, the feature isn't very flexible, simply allowing you to browse, copy and send. If you're looking to do any real file management, we recommend that you look elsewhere.

In all xScope Browser - Web & File is a nice app. While it won't be knocking apps like Dolphin or Miren off their thrones, it's a very usable option and well worth a look if other browsers aren't to your liking. It's easy to use, has plenty of options and the file explorer is a nice touch - as long as you aren't looking for serious power.

While not the strongest contender in the Android browser pack, xScope Browser - Web & File is a very decent option.

Changes

  • Enabled hardware GPU acceleration
  • Fixed displaying of quick dial thumbnails problem
  • Switched to generic multitouch zoom for ICS phones
  • Fixed many cosmetic problems
xScope Browser - Web & File

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xScope Browser - Web & File 6.50