Free Dolphin Browser for Android Provides Pinch-to-Zoom Gesture Support on the Droid

The Motorola Droid has a lot of good features and is generally considered the current Android flagship model (at leat until the Nexus One “Google Phone” is released). But, it does have at least one puzzling missing feature: The ability to use the pinch gesture to zoom in and out of page. Its Android 2.0 platform supports it but Motorola and, presumably Verizon, decided to not allow it to function on the Droid. This missing feature is especially annoying when using the Droid’s otherwise decent web browser.

Fortunately, there is a free third party browser availabel in the Android Market. Just search for…

Dolphin Browser

…to download and install the browser. It also provides other useful features like support for Delicious bookmarks and a tabbed interface. You can see a brief demo of using the supported pinch gesture in the video above.