Great news if you like customized browsers because a new one is coming to Android called Vivaldi. The developers behind this browser used to work on Opera and began their own group.
You can find Vivaldi on Android right now in a beta version with the official release coming to Android very soon. We have all of the latest details about this new customized browser hitting Android so keep reading to learn more information.
Vivaldi Browser Hits Android as Beta
If customization on your browser is what you’re into, then you may want to check out the new Vivaldi browser that is on Android right now as a beta. There are many different customization options available in this browser, which you might have checked out before on the desktop version of the app. The newest version of Vivaldi is for Android and it’s in beta, which means there’s still some kinks to work out before it officially launches.
Those familiar with Vivaldi already will recognize the features and customization options available in the Android version. You will have speed dials, which are the saved shortcuts you have added for quick access. There is also the option to create bookmarks and you will be able to customize and organize both the bookmarks and the shortcut grids.
There is also the option to create a customized nickname for the search engine you want to use. This means if you customize the Google search nickname as “G” just typing that one letter in the address bar will direct you to the Google search engine.
Vivaldi Browser Offers Multiple Customization Options on Android
While it’s really cool that you can give search engines custom nicknames, that’s not the only great feature available in Vivaldi. You also can type your notes from right within this browser, so you don’t need to switch to a note-taking app to get those notes written down. This is going to be beneficial for both professional and personal situations. It’s going to actually increase your productivity since you won’t need to jump from one app to another constantly to write out your notes.
You also can sync up your passwords, bookmarks, speed dials, notes, and your autofill information across both the mobile version and desktop version. Vivaldi said that your data is always going to be protected due to it using end-to-end encryption. The end-to-end encryption is going to be on by default, which is great news for those worried about privacy. You will be able to set a passphrase too, which is how you will be able to get into your sync and files,
Vivaldi Android Version Does Lack One Main Desktop Feature
There are some features that the desktop version of Vivaldi has that the Android version doesn’t currently have in this beta form. One feature that is missing is the ability to stack your tabs into one main tab. That seems to be the biggest piece missing from the Android version, although it’s likely to make it onto the mobile version at some point in the future.
Even though not everything from the Vivaldi desktop browser is available on Android, it’s definitely a great start if you are looking for a browser that offers more privacy and customization. We think that as time goes on, we will see more features added to the Android version. You can get the Vivaldi browser right now in beta form for Android. There’s no time frame as to when the official version will be released to Google Play Store although we think it will be within the next few months.
If you have been using Vivaldi on your desktop, we want to know what you think about this browser overall. Is this a browser worth downloading onto your Android device due to the encryption and customization options available? What about this browser really sets it apart from other similar browsers like Opera or Firefox Focus? Do you think that Vivaldi is going to be a major player in the mobile browser world or do you think it’s just going to be a trend that will soon fade away? What other features are you hopeful make it onto Vivaldi in future updates?