The Vivaldi browser is (finally) available on Android

The Vivaldi browser is (finally) available on Android
The browser space isn't exactly easy to get in, at least not when you're aiming for any significant market share. One of the bigger attempts in recent times came from Vivaldi, a company co-founded by Opera‚Äôs former CEO Jon von Tetzchner. 

Vivaldi prides itself in giving users a lot of freedom to tweak and customize the browser to fit their needs, but one of the biggest things that was missing was a mobile version. This was discouraging to many potential users of the browser, as it meant that there was no syncing between desktop and mobile. This changes now, with the release of the mobile version of Vivaldi.

Vivaldi is easy to figure out and use, and you should feel right at home when you first launch it on your phone. The URL bar is at the top, but a navigation bar, containing some often-used buttons, such as Back, Forward, and the Tab switcher, is located at the bottom of the screen, so as to facilitate one-handed use.

Other than that, it is a pretty standard package, in terms of features. The browser has speed dial, bookmarks, as well as the ability to duplicate and organize tabs, which is one of Vivaldi's core features on desktop. As far as sync goes between the two versions, as per TechCrunch, Vivaldi says that it doesn't use Google's servers (in case you were worried about being tracked by the big G).

If you were tempted to use Vivaldi on PC, but were discouraged by the lack of synchronization between desktop and mobile, you may want to try out the new Vivaldi browser for Android, now available on the Google Play Store.

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5 Comments

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Vivaldi mobile browser is pretty good but needs an ad blocker as I can't find the option to block ads in the settings.

3. Shubham412302

Posts: 580; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Use dns.adblock.com as private dns.

4. libra89

Posts: 2289; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'll like to try this out, it looks interesting.

6. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

There is an ad blocker on by default. In settings. V symbol > settings > site settings > ads

5. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

It wants to save all your passwords, addresses, bank details... It prevents my password manager from seeing what Web site I'm on. Zoom is patchy; it doesn't always work when pinching and stretching. I still find opera to be the best mobile browser.

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