Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by LoneWolf, Nov 17, 2018.
Trying this out on my Android phone, any good or bad experiences out there?
This is the first I've heard of it. But there is a positive review at BGR and the developer is taking the time to respond to feedback on the Play Store, which is good.
Kiwi Browser’s latest update brings Google Chrome Extensions to Android
April 15, 2019
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.
Kiwi Browser goes open source, allowing other Chromium-based browsers to add Extensions
April 18, 2020
Kiwi Browser Source Code on GitHub ||| XDA Forum Thread
Kiwi sounds really interesting. I currently use Bromite on Android, but going to give Kiwi a spin
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
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.
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.
Kiwi Browser adds experimental support for Opera desktop extensions
October 5, 2020
Kiwi Browser - Fast & Quiet (Google Play / APK Mirror)
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 The extension base of opera is terrible small and outdated.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.
Android's Kiwi Browser will follow Chromium releases more closely soon
July 28, 2021
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
Separate names with a comma.