Lightning browser is a fast, simple and lightweight free mobile web browser for Google Android smartphones, and tablets. Using Google Android to surf the web can be slow, and unreliable on many mobile web browsers because of slowdown problems caused by not having enough RAM like 512MB RAM, or a slow CPU Processor which is 800 MHz on your phone or tablet. In my experience, when I use a slower tablet, or phone to surf the web, I experience more crashes, and freezes where my web browser does not work, crashes and sometimes my whole mobile device freezes.Lightning browser also use under 2MB of storage space, so it is great for Google Android smartphones and tablets which don’t have a lot of free storage space for storing apps, system files, and personal files.
When I use Lightning Browser to browse the web, I get almost no slow down problems. Lightning Browser starts up in a second after I tap on its shortcut on my Android home screen. Websites load pretty quickly in Lightning Browser. Scrolling up and down websites is fast as well. Video playback on YouTube, and other video sites is fast. Lightning Browser supports Flash as well. I notice that most sites load the faster mobile smartphone version of their website instead of the desktop version in Lightning Browser. In the past, while using other mobile web browsers for Android like Google Chrome certain sites like The Huffington Post mistake my tablet/smartphone as a desktop computer, so it loads the desktop website which is slower loading on a mobile connection. I notice comments from Disqus, Livefyre, Facebook,etc and videos which are embedded on websites, and blogs also load faster in Lightning than other mobile web browsers.
There is also an incognito browsing mode in lightning to privately browse the web without saving your browsing history on your mobile.
Lightning browser is very reliable. It starts up quickly, and does not freezes after I launch it from the Google Android homescreen. I can use it for more than an hour to browse the web, watch web video on YouTube, and Lightning browser does not crash or freeze when I use it for hours. It can also load desktop sites without slowing down as much as other browsers.
Lightning Browser also uses very screen space there is only 1 row for the address bar and menu button, and the rest of the space Lightning browser uses is for displaying the website. There is also a full screen mode in Lightning browser which uses the entire screen on a phone or tablet for displaying the website. You can also set Lightning browser to hide the status bar to use even more of your screen’s space for browsing the web.
Lightning is one of the fastest, simplest, and most reliable third-party Google Android mobile web browsers I ever use. It is a great mobile web browser for slower smartphones, and tablets, and for users who want a lightweight, fast, simple, and reliable web browser for their mobile.
You can download Lightning Browser at the Google Play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=acr.browser.barebones
Lightning is compatible with Google Android 2.2-4.4 devices.