Skyfire's biggest advantage is that it allows you to play Flash movies in versions of Android that won't support Adobe's official Flash app. In order for this to work, it goes through a proxy server to render out the video. It's similar to what Opera Mini does in order to precompress web pages.

Not all video works for Skyfire, because not all Flash video sites have gone through Skyfire's servers. Skyfire's home screen lists sites with supported video, and the collection is pretty impressive. Skyfire still works as a substitute for full Flash support on phones that don't support Adobe's app. You may want to hold off on using it as your default browser, though, because both Dolphin Browser and the Browser app support more standard web browsing features.

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