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Vivaldi finally goes mobile, although only in beta testing for now

Vivaldi 2.7 on Android with dark theme (Source: Own)
Vivaldi 2.7 on Android (Source: Own)
After a rather long wait, Vivaldi is finally available for mobile devices. This powerful web browser can be taken for a spin only by Android users for now as a beta piece of code, but it already features private browsing, the Note tool with cross-device sync capabilities also available for desktop users, screenshot snapping, and more.

Vivaldi Beta is finally available for Android handsets via Google Play and it definitely does not look like a piece of code that is not mature yet. To make it all even more interesting, the version number of the latest Vivaldi Beta for Android build available right now — 2.7.1624.163 — is very close to the build number of the desktop version I am currently running on my Windows 10 desktop PC and Linux notebook (with Linux Mint 19.2, if you were wondering) — 2.7.1628.33.

Without further ado, these are the highlights of the Vivaldi browser for Android handsets:

  • Cross-device secure sync of passwords, Bookmarks, Notes, and more.
  • The ability to add custom Speed Dials to the New Tab page.
  • Snap full-length webpage screenshots or just grab shots of the visible area.
  • Private browsing.
  • A wide range of search engine choices with instant swap from the Address Field.
  • Download manager.
  • Reader mode.

Vivaldi Beta for Android requires devices that run Android 5.0 Lollipop or later. After 154 user reviews on Google Play, this piece of code has a very good rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Obviously, there is a long road ahead since the app has been downloaded by over 1,000 people so far. However, given the well-received desktop version of this browser and the fact that the mobile build comes with most of its main features, the only way for Vivaldi Beta for Android is up.

These being said, we can only get ready for the iOS version to arrive. Unfortunately, we have no information about the date of this event, but be sure we will keep you posted.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-09- 9 (Update: 2019-09- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.