Kiwi Browser

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by LoneWolf, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Trying this out on my Android phone, any good or bad experiences out there?
     
  2. roger_m

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  3. mood

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    Kiwi Browser’s latest update brings Google Chrome Extensions to Android
    April 15, 2019
    https://www.xda-developers.com/kiwi-browser-google-chrome-extensions-android/
     
  4. SouthPark

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    Runs well on my ancient Android Kit-Kat phone, has integrated ad blocking and a fair amount of privacy controls too. I haven't tried the extensions feature yet.
     
  5. mood

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    Kiwi Browser goes open source, allowing other Chromium-based browsers to add Extensions
    April 18, 2020
    https://www.xda-developers.com/kiwi-browser-open-source/
    Kiwi Browser Source Code on GitHub ||| XDA Forum Thread
     
  6. roen

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    Kiwi sounds really interesting. I currently use Bromite on Android, but going to give Kiwi a spin :)
     
  7. mood

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    Kiwi Browser shows signs of life, teases team-up with fellow Chromium browser in future
    Kiwi's first release in almost a year is still based on Chrome 77
    September 14, 2020

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/...am-up-with-fellow-chromium-browser-in-future/
     
  8. mraeryceos

    mraeryceos Registered Member

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    It hasn't had a new release since last year. I've tried to see what the dev is up to, but haven't found any news.
     
  9. SouthPark

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    I switched to Bromite this summer on my old 5.1 tablet and cheap 8.1 phone. It runs great and blocks most ads. Kiwi is still on Chromium 77? I think I'll pass.
     
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    Kiwi Browser adds experimental support for Opera desktop extensions
    October 5, 2020
    https://www.xda-developers.com/kiwi-browser-adds-experimental-support-opera-desktop-extensions/
    Kiwi Browser - Fast & Quiet (Google Play / APK Mirror)
     
  11. Brummelchen

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    omg why tf opera? The extension base of opera is terrible small and outdated. So the most of them won't work any longer on any current chromium fork.
     
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    Android's Kiwi Browser will follow Chromium releases more closely soon
    July 28, 2021
    https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/28/a...l-follow-chromium-releases-more-closely-soon/
     
  13. SouthPark

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    I recently switched back to the new Kiwi after encountering some bugs in Bromite. After a few minutes of guesswork, I was able to successfully install an extension on Kiwi, in this case one specifically designed for Kiwi Browser.

    So far it's running smoothly on both phone and tablet. I've added an ad-blocking DNS under the DoH setting to save data usage and improve on the built-in ad blocker. The torrid pace of updates (about every 2 days) is slightly daunting.

    Edit: here is my list of ad-blocking DOH servers: https://github.com/VernonStow/ad-block-dns
     
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