Bitstream has released a second beta of their Android browser. New in this release are:
- Video – New Adaptive Streaming technology for better video performance
- UI fixes – for a smoother UI experience
- Social Tab – Share links to websites, videos and more to Facebook.
As before this is a closed Beta. A Beta code is required to download it. Bitstream was nice enough to share a code exclusively for WapReview readers. The code is "wapreview".
To join the Bolt Android Beta program and get your unique one-time download link, go to http://boltbrowser.com/android/ and enter your name, email address and the code: wapreview The link will be emailed to you so you need to use a valid email address. Bolt is compatible with Android 2.1 or latter.
Unfortunately I was unable to get the new Beta to work on my T-Mobile My Touch 3G (HTC Magic) running a rooted version of the stock Android 2.2 ROM. Bolt hung at startup. The first Beta worked on this phone so I'm surprised this one didn't. Hopefully you will have better luck. If you do get it working please leave a comment sharing what you think of the new Bolt release.