Adblock's Android browser blocks annoying adds, beta version now available for download

Adblock's Android browser blocks annoying adds, beta version now available for download
Adblock is one the most popular and most useful extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox on the PC, as well as for the Safari browser on Macs, and it looks like the company's quest against annoying ads will soon expand to the most popular mobile operating system as well. 

Adblock is currently working on an Android browser, one that will come with the ability to block the ads that it deems to be annoying. Ads that are deemed as unobtrusive will be left untouched when you browse the web using the Adblock Android browser.

In a post on the Google+ Adblock Browser for Android community, a developer mentioned that the Adblock Browser for Android is based on Firefox for Android, and that the Adblock team pretty much left the Firefox features untouched while adding its world-renowned ad blocking technology. You can turn the feature off, but that's probably the reason you're interested in Adblock's browser in the first place.

Looking into the future, the developer says that the team will integrate features that are not available on Firefox. One example shared by the developer is the upcoming ability to play YouTube videos directly from the browser, with none of those pre-video apps disturbing the user experience.

The company has just released a beta version of the Adblock Browser for Android. To grab it, follow the instructions detailed in the source link below. The app is currently not available from Google Play, as the Adblock Browser for Android app is still pending Google's review.

source: Adblock

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14 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Nice.

7. engineer-1701d unregistered

nice i just installed it chrome got slow because of ads and other things and stock browser was ok but not amazing, hope this will be my best yet. google needs to stop pushing ads so hard or they will fail and people will look else where

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its just Firefox with Adblock preinstalled May as well just install Firefox (or Firefox Beta, quicker updates) and ublock (faster and more efficient than adblock) IMO Firefox is still slower than Chrome But Chrome for Android has no extensions, so I still use Firefox and ublock

10. waddup121 unregistered

No Root? Sweet.

12. Simona unregistered

Parena I NEVER seen adblock for android in my life.. I think u mistaking it with adaway.. I even searched play store and no a y ad block app for download !!!

13. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Then you're crazy. I'm currently running adblock for android right now. It acts as a wifi proxy and filters all TCP/IP traffic. here's the download as you seem to be severely google challenged:https://adblockplus.org/en/android-install

14. Simona unregistered

No u crazy .. Am using much better ad blocker.. U have all crappy ads in apps and I don't.. Bye

2. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL phone arena has had such annoying adds that pop up and now they're letting us know how to get rid of them.

5. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Loool so true. Anyways, I use adaway, it's just as good

3. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Or you just get adaway...

6. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

too bad they can't make a app that runs in the background and hits all ads, I would be more then happy to pay for the app

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

AdAway, Lucky Patcher and some Xposed modules

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

All these rants for a beta build? why not join the program and help make it faster then?

15. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Need to figure out how to stop the ads on my Youtube app

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