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Old 10. Sep 2019, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Vivaldi for Android released (finally!)

Have been following and using Vivaldi desktop version since the beginning and after a long wait, the Android version finally made the day!
https://vivaldi.com/android/

Still a beta, but a perfect partner for the desktop version that will surely go a long way.
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Old 16. Sep 2019, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seen this in other articles now, but having tried it a year or so ago, has anything changed much?

Saw no benefit to switching from brave browser
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Old 17. Sep 2019, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is Android app - just released.

Were you among insiders to try out what only the founder had?

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It's still a beta so although it is quite stable, it lacks a few good features (at least imo) such as dark mode and open on startpage. Quirks in syncing bookmarks are present but overall, pretty decent for a start.
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Old 22. Sep 2019, 03:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't have it installed, but since it is a chrome fork, the chrome://flags should have a dark mode setting built into it

before, I meant I tried the desktop version, not the android one. But it mentioned the sync between the two, which other browsers do as well. So is there any benefit to switching? I didn't see anything that was interesting enough to make the switch for me.
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In the flags, enable 'Chrome UI dark mode' and 'Web Content dark mode' then relaunch the browser.

It's the first release so difficult to judge at this point but the built in ad blocker isn't effective enough (my opinion) and you can't install extensions like you can with certain other Android browsers. The built in ad blockers in Brave and MS Edge do a better job, for me at least, so at the moment Vivaldi is no use to me on a phone. Have to agree with eyeb, there is no benefit to switching from Brave.

If I'm using a browser on a device with wifi, or mobile data especially, I don't want ads loading.
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Old 23. Sep 2019, 01:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Noticed today that they're putting out snapshots for users to test before they become beta.

At least they're not sitting on the app.!

Changes are in the air but the best for Android so far imo, is Opera.
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Old 23. Sep 2019, 02:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Btw, thanks deya for the flags tip!
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Old 28. Sep 2019, 02:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Vivaldi has hit 500k mark for desktop and 150k for Android app.!
And they are having a giveaway:
https://vivaldi.com/blog/high-five/

Cheers to the underdog!

p.s. dark theme is now in options.
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Old 06. Oct 2019, 05:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If it supports Chrome extensions like Kiwi Browser then I will give it a try. This I have found lacking in most of the browsers on Android.
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It doesn't support extensions George.J, and I don't think they plan to change that. Kiwi and Yandex are the only two Chrome/Android browsers I've used that do support them.
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