Maxthon Brings Desktop View To Android Smartphones

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News Posted: Fri, Feb 25 2011 4:49 PM

Maxthon released a new version of its Maxthon Mobile browser for Android. This browser lets users view the web with mobile optimizations for better speed or in a complete desktop view. Thanks to the browser's new Multi-mode feature, users will see the faster-loading, mobile-optimized version of a web site when it exists. If you'd rather see the full website, just as you would on your desktop, you can switch to Desktop View.

Maxthon Brings the Big Screen of the Internet to the Small Screen of the Smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Browser developer Maxthon built upon its long history of empowering choice for web users today with the release of a new version Maxthon Mobile for Android. The new browser makes it easy for users to decide how they want their web: mobile optimized for speed or a complete desktop view.

"The mobile version of some websites can be pretty thin soup. You lose a lot," said Jeff Chen, CEO and founder of Maxthon. "On the other hand, the full versions of some websites just don't work with the form factor of a smartphone on a wireless connection. With Maxthon Mobile, you don't have to choose between one or the other."

Maxthon avoids both scenarios with its new feature, Multi-mode.

"Multi-mode gives Maxthon users two ways of surfing the Internet through their smartphones.  In the Android-view mode, Maxthon shows you the faster-loading, mobile-optimized web site when it exists.

It's great for sites you're already familiar with, when you know what you're looking for."

"In Desktop View, Maxthon shows you the entire website as you would see it on a full-sized computer. It's perfect for those times when you need access to all of the features and functionality on the page."

Maxthon Mobile with the new Multi-mode feature is a free download at www.maxthon.com and popular download sites.

Maxthon's mobile browser is deeply integrated with Maxthon's flagship product, Maxthon 3 for Windows. The two browsers share similar tabbed interfaces, fast, error-correcting downloader, automatic passwords, and gesture controls. They also can sync passwords, favorites and other settings with each other so users can move from one browser to the other without having to take the time to update either the PC or smartphone browsers. True portability. Maxthon for Windows is the fifth most popular browser in the world and has received several awards for its innovative design and features.

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coolice replied on Sun, Feb 27 2011 10:37 AM

interesting.... i'll check it out... though i've not encountered a website yet that i really needed to go to the desktop version versus the mobile version.

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Are they serious? All other browsers have this option since the beginning.

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coolice replied on Sun, Feb 27 2011 5:28 PM

Really? i've been using opera and the stock browser thats in my rom and when i access digg.com, i always land in the mobile version... m.digg.com or w/e it is.

I installed this a few hours ago... if yuo go to settings--> options --> scroll to the bottom: --> Multimod /UA -> click on Desktop.

I then went to digg.com and voila... it was the the actual website and not the mobile version. Though i can tell you right now, the mobile version of the website loaded much much faster than the desktop version. And the browser isnt THAT fast, opera still has the edge from what i've played around with so far....

 

EDIT: Your Right!! on the stock browser, i went to options, scrolled midway found SELECT USER AGENT clicked ondesktop. Wow, i had no idea this existed and i've been tinkering around with android for about a year now. Thanks!! Bye maxthon!

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Inspector replied on Sun, Feb 27 2011 11:57 PM

YA, the iphone needs this as well. some sites you just wish the mobile version wasn't there... some have full site links but others don't.

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