Because of the Android Lollipop update, most Android apps on Google Play Store are being updated as well. This is normal and it's no different for the Dolphin Browser which features smarter downloads, improvements for Android 5.1, faster URL Input, enhanced Dolphin Connect functionality, Wi-Fi only download limit, and a Flash game mode.
The Dolphin v11.4.9 actually works better now with Android 5.1 Lollipop. Others may not notice the difference but browsing experience is expected to be more stable and smoother than ever. Those blank screens and Flash issues have been fixed so you won't encounter them anymore. As with any app update, this one will make surfing and browsing websites faster.
Dolphin v11.4.9 limits download to WiFi only. This means if you lose WiFi connection, app won't connect and use cellular data to complete download. This way, your precious mobile data usage is saved for those those times you really need it. Bandwidth costs can be reduced, as well as, battery life is preserved. This change has been made because compared to 4G and 3G networks, WiFi is definitely more eco-efficient. To enable smarter downloads, just go to Settings> Downloads and choose 'Download files on Wi-Fi only’.
Flash Game Mode allows playing games on your web browser. And with a smarter keyboard, you can now type URLs faster when browsing. Unlike before, the Android app now shows the "www." and ".com" as shortcuts so no need to type them in full just to load the site. As for the address bar, you'll notice it looks simpler with the domain name only being shown.
Other important improvements include adding the weather icon with a single tap to the address bar, Google account login support, remembering login details, easier clearing of browsing history, plus double tapping on the tab bar to easily close tabs that are open.