Since a sizable chunk of the time you spend on your HTC EVO is probably dedicated to web surfing, a reliable, full-featured browser is an absolute must. And according to the folks at Maxthon, only Maxthon Mobile, the self-professed "smartest browser on Android," will let you "catch the world-wide wave of web surfers."
The free WebKit-based browser (version 1.1.3) bears some similarity to the popular Miren Browser but differentiates by offering desktop-to-mobile bookmark syncing, built-in RSS reader with widget, and on-screen gestures to create, close, and switch between tabs. It also has a full-screen mode, quick dial, orientation lock, "find on page" feature, floating zoom controls, double-tap zooming, clear cache/history option upon exit, in-browser brightness controls, and auto-check for updates. Page rendering is good and sites load fairly quickly, too, but Maxthon Mobile has a few shortcomings that are sure to prevent it from becoming most people's default browsers.
Maxthon Mobile currently doesn't support multitouch (no pinch zooming), it always redirects to mobile versions of websites (i.e., there's no desktop user agent), and its home page includes permanent, non-editable links to search engines, social networking and news sites, and other places.
The developers say they are working on updates to address these issues but if you value what is over what will be, then these are things you should be aware of when checking out the browser on your EVO.
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Interested in this browser? Download Maxthon Mobile from one of the links below.