Mobile Browser Version



  • @jrucki said in Mobile Browser Version:

    So what about low-end solution just to make Sync available on mobile? Bare-bone browser + tabs + Sync. No colors, just a little settings nothing fancy. Something like DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, not really perfect but does work.

    it would have been interesting to get a reply from Jon or from the team about this.
    I mean, the numbers are out there, mobile has more traffic than desktop, how can you promote a browser in 2019 without a mobile version?
    Four years ago when Vivaldi came out I used it way more than I use it now, as much as I appreciate some exclusive features of the desktop version, in 2019 I cannot live without sync between desktop and mobile, so Firefox is my main browser and I use Vivaldi only to do some work where its panels come in handy. And I have stopped promoting Vivaldi with family and friends, since no one I know will not even consider a browser which hasn't a mobile version.



  • It's a pity that there is no application for the android: c Even the Brave browser has its mobile application with a synchronization and here nothing happens. Maybe some particulars? Maybe it is possible to speed up the process of creating this app?


  • Moderator

    @MattSolo45 It could be sped up if development of the desktop product stopped or was greatly slowed, and every member of the very small team turned their attention to mobile.

    Vivaldi is unique among Chromium/Blink-based browsers (like Brave) in that the actual browser/UI portion is written from scratch and based on web technologies (which is what makes it possible to make it feature-rich) while Brave and others rip off their UI from Chromium and modify it slightly. Thus, they are chained to the features that come built-in in Chromium for the most part.



  • @MattSolo45 It's definitely a problem, but I think I found the solution – I'm gonna freeze myself until the Android version is ready. First I'm gonna make some space in the freezer, then I will eat a jug of strawberry ice cream and gulp down one litre of ice cold high quality vodka (sweet dreams and preservation) and jump right into my chilly resting place. I won't care how long it takes, when the Android version is ready I'm gonna receive mail from Vivaldi, because I signed up for the newsletter, this will trigger the unfreezing process and I will awake to Vivaldi heaven.


  • Vivaldi Team

    We are making some nice progress on Vivaldi mobile. I have been using it for a while as my default browser already and so have a number of other employees. It has not been made available to anyone outside of the company yet, but that time is getting closer each day. There is, however, still work to do.

    Cheers,
    Jon.



  • @jon said in Mobile Browser Version:

    We are making some nice progress on Vivaldi mobile. I have been using it for a while as my default browser already and so have a number of other employees. It has not been made available to anyone outside of the company yet, but that time is getting closer each day. There is, however, still work to do.

    Cheers,
    Jon.

    why not like other browsers brave to release a beta preview


  • Moderator

    @kikihu They will, when a preview is ready. It's still too rough for that. Plus, the code to sync it is still being worked on.



  • @Ayespy said in Mobile Browser Version:

    @kikihu They will, when a preview is ready. It's still too rough for that. Plus, the code to sync it is still being worked on.

    any news?


  • Moderator

    @kikihu When there is any news worth sharing, it'll definitely be posted on the main vivaldi blog. I would doubt any announcements will be made here on the forum.

    When an announcement is made, you can be sure that one of the moderators will update this thread.

    For now, we just need patience 🙂


  • Vivaldi Team

    We are, indeed, making good progress, but we are not ready to show it to you just yet.

    Cheers,
    Jon.



  • Is there any chance to have an iOS version in future?


  • Vivaldi Team

    We do hope so, yes. It requires a lot of resources, but our aim is to support it.

    Cheers,
    Jon.


  • Moderator

    @kikihu Please understand it is not a quick or easy project. We are looking at a time line of weeks or months, not hours or days. The first meaningful "news" you will get will be the public release of a Beta, so it's wise to simply keep one's eyes open and watch. Even if internal testers here mention that they have received a version to test, that says nothing about when a public Beta will emerge. But indeed, it will emerge.


  • Vivaldi Ambassador

    Just hoping you will have your own .apk file download for Amazon Fire OS.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @greybeard We will have to evaluate that as we move forward, with regards to the resources it requires. Ideally we will be able to do that, but our initial focus is getting Vivaldi onto Android mobile phones.



  • @jon now i have to use android brave.
    if vivaldi apk can launch realease with download link..not just google play.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @kikihu We expect to include downloadable apk files as well. That is what we are using today.

    Cheers,
    Jon.


  • Vivaldi Ambassador

    @kikihu There is also Firefox Focus for android. Few features but no tracking! (Last update was September though.)


  • Vivaldi Team

    @greybeard OK, I downloaded Vivaldi to my Fire 6HD, which is a few years old, after making sure it had the latest OS version available to it. Just a heads up that it works, so assuming we find no other issues, Fire OS should be supported.

    Cheers,
    Jon.



  • @jon said in Mobile Browser Version:

    @greybeard OK, I downloaded Vivaldi to my Fire 6HD, which is a few years old, after making sure it had the latest OS version available to it. Just a heads up that it works, so assuming we find no other issues, Fire OS should be supported.

    Cheers,
    Jon.

    can i just give u my email and get the vivaldi.apk
    i looking forward loving vivaldi android since2016!


 

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