Javelin browser for Android review: a promising newcomer
0. phoneArena 25 Apr 2014, 09:08 posted on
There's a new kid on the Android browsing block, built with security and convenience in mind. Javelin offers browsing via a proxy service, which is available via an in-app purchase, and an incognito browsing mode for those prying eyes you want to keep at bay. You account access is used only one time when you fire Javelin up, so that the developer knows where to send a support email, if needed. Furthermore, the location access is disabled by default, though you can allow it in the browser's settings later...
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2. smallworld (Posts: 460; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I hate the 2 fingers swipe to switch tabs that a lot of browsers are adopting now because I mainly use my phone with one hand.
4. VyktorJonas (Posts: 35; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
it's optional, you can still switch tabs by tapping them, there are plenty of gestures that are just there, you decide whether to make use of them or just ignore
13. smallworld (Posts: 460; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
The best way is still the old chrome side swipe with one finger.
3. VyktorJonas (Posts: 35; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
you guys forgot to mention is makes use of translucent bars while browsing, it's an awesome experience
I've been using this app since it lauched and I love it
5. shaq1907 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
I liked this browser but I cound't find "Enable Flash Plugin" menu in options in my LG G2. It has Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Firefox has flash support even in Android 4.4.2.
6. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
uc browser is fast. but its android ui is ugly compared to its windows' ui
12. tech2 (Posts: 3001; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
If android's UI is ugly then its your own fault because unlike other OSes android doesn't enforce its UI on customers. It lets you chose !
On the other hand, if you prefer large over sized fonts its completely upto you.
14. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
stop right there buddy. i was comparing uc browsers' interface in two different platforms.
currently i have a galaxy s2 as my main phone. a note 3 for my pleasure. and vertu constellation quest. do you see any wp devices?!
16. anleoflippy (Posts: 484; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
I think he meant to say that the UI in the Android version of UC browser is ugly compared to the UI in the Windows version of UC Browser. Not the general UI.
9. isprobi (Posts: 387; Member since: 30 May 2011)
I could not get the Flash video to show the Fox News live stream. It just sat there saying buffering. I works fine with Puffin browser.
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
No thanks. It's basically just a spyware app. From a Reddit user who received an email asking for feedback from the Javelin developer:
There is one thing that bothers me - why did I get your email? I never signed up for updates, was never told there will be any or never even had an option to opt out before starting to receive those. And what makes things even worse - I received your message to every email registered on my phone (As I understand - thanks to your "Find all accounts on device" permission).
I would've probably ignored those emails, as I do regularly with the promotions and such, but one of the accounts you emailed was my work email (Microsoft Exchange account). This was not an email associated with my Google Play account.
I understand that it's just an email, I understand that you might be just a developer and I get that there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each copy which I received. But the idea that you decided to broadcast your message to all of the emails which you collected from my device (personal and not) for the browser which supposed to be "for personal use" is a pretty questionable move on your part.