The popular Android browser Dolphin has touched another high by passing the first ring of Ringmark test. MoboTap, the company behind this highly customizable mobile browser, has also released the beta build which passed the above test.
The Ringmark test can be performed for any web browser (available here), and is based on the specifications defined by Core Mobile Web Platform, a W3C community group. Ringmark is developed by Facebook and Bocoup, which tests client browsers against 400+ specifications grouped into three rings. In short, Ringmark performance is a measure of capabilities of the browsers required for a modern mobile web application. Developers can read more about it here.
As of now, Dolphin beta is the only browser which passes the ring 0 and ring 1 completely. To pass the ring 1 completely, a mobile browser must have common functionalities required to develop mobile apps like 2D games, music and video apps, apps interacting with the camera of the device etc. Dolphin beta has full support for HTML5 features like Web Worker, Web Notification, WebGL, WebSocket.
This beta build can be installed from Google Play on Android 2.3+ devices and used for testing and developing latest features and specifications.