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Well there's no better browser than Via Browser
Use for 2 days straight. Believe me, you won't ever look back. And takes only 500KB to download
I use Via
It not only has an ad blocker but also asks before opening any popup or external app. Plus it's 2 mb, customisable and has all the basic stuff you need.
If it's this it appears to be Chinese in origin. That's not to say it isn't perfectly safe, though. The fact that the source is released makes me trust it more, honestly.
You could try Via Browser. It was open source, but IDK if it still is.
Vivaldi is also good, but lacks the deep customization the desktop version has. :(
I suggest Via, if you don't need much fancy functions. There are basic browser function with AdBlocker, bookmarks, auto clean cookies and cache. No built in analysis and tracking mechanisms. Most important, Via use webview as its core instead Chromium based, so there are not much resource and ram require.
Without getting into a debate over, Trackers, Privacy, Ads and such because based on the circumstances that's not relevant here.
Via Web Browser is extremely lightweight and speedy.
It didn't ask for any decryption key from me. You better download the mega app then open the link in Via Browser and then open the file in the app from that browser.
I use Via Browser. It's lightweight while having lots of useful features. It's soo good I've been using it from 3 years. I was using UC Browser and Opera for many years before they became bloated with Adware and Spyware.
If you don't really care about privacy: Via
Been using it for a while, it's snappy, fast, but Chinese af ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Set it up with easy list, and it works like a charm.
This tiny explorer that actually works on the AOSP browser saved my life. It made sense on anther thread here that people suggest to uninstall the chrome browser to get rid of updates to bring back the feature of making real full screen. Apparently this won't be the case for other chromium cored browsers like Microsoft Edge as it already re-engineered the AOSP base browser. What surprised me is that when developers added more functionalities from AOSP they did not realise they broke the basic functions.
I don't read ebooks. But YouTube does not effect the battery that much. I use Google News but no idea they are having widgets.
I recommend you : Via Browser
Yeah I forgot to mention it lowering brightness helps as well. Chrome and [Brave](brave.com/cha381) both are battery killers. You gotta remove them for sure from recents after using.
I think the reason why you getting 5hrs SOT is because of browsing only. Just for testing purpose, don't browse for one full charge and update here the SOT.
Hi there, I rechecked it, and it works completely fine for me via both broadband and mobile data (Airtel 4G). I tested it with Chrome Browser and also in VIA Android Browser.
Can you tell me using what browser do you use? And please check the Logs in NextDNS whether the sites you are trying to access is blocked. If yes, please whitelist them.
Via is the lightest browser I've used. MIght be good for your old tablet
Also give Puffin a try as they do most of the heavy work on their servers
Light browser with adblock, simple and customizable UI inbuild resource sniffer for download audio, video, images.... Others inbuild features.
About add-on for Firefox I don't known any fully supported one even in Nightly extended support
neither Chromium based browsers.
Many browsers have bottom address bar. Why do people in this sub think that Fenix is the first to do it. Look at Via. It's a 1 MB browser that has a bottom address bar and works the same as any other browser.
I've been using Via browser, it's very light, fast as hell, has a clean interface and built in ad blocker. It doesn't have any of the fancy bells and whistles of other more mainstream browsers but it runs at 120hz and works smooth af. Give it a try, I'd highly recommend it.
This has me trying out alternatives again. I've been with Opera since 2003, made it through the switchover period to Chromium, but the recent feature creep (and the cringeworthy buzzwords), combined with consistent removal of browsing features and amateur-hour bugs (the start page lag and the sidebar being completely gone unless pinned, autofill suggestions being black on black with the dark theme) is making me feel just about done with it. I've already abandoned it on mobile a couple years ago for Via.
i used Chrome all the time on everything.
Firefox with all its add-ons and also run tampermonkey and run some scripts, also i use via browser for quick browsing although you might face some problems with some sites that
would tell you to use a real browser . . . but hey its fast
I'll add Via browser to this list. It's excellent.
I was a Kiwi user for a while, but certain things irritated me - then I found Via and it has been solid.
Via Browser on Play Store
Lately I'm really liking Via browser. I wish it had text reflow... Nice an clean interface, ad blocking, speed (catches pages to avoid reload), simple gestures, and allows to change the font size.
Edit: almost forget, userscripts and extensions (just two of these)
Did you look in the Play Store? There you'll find that it only has 100k downloads, is from China, does not say how they protect your personal privacy. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mark.via.gp
Via browser - smallest, simple and elegant.
Via Browser - Fast & Light - Geek Best Choice | 4.2 rating | Free | 10,000,000+ downloads | Search manually
> ✔ Quiet Browser
Via browser won’t push news and other things to you. No bother to your android devices.
✔ Mini Browser
Via browser use much less memory usage on your android devices. Keep your android devices as ...
The smallest/lightest I know so far is Via on the playstore.
There is several others on Fdroid, but not as polished/smooth as Via
Via + ADM
Size of Via is 888kb
On advanced settings set to always show resources button and done it detects videos, images and audios easily.
Here yo go !
Linkme: Via Browser
Edit: Ok, the bot doesn't work as the way I've expected, but here's the Playstore link
Via allows you to see the network log of each window you have open. That allows you to see the photos you're looking for and download them.
Checkout Via Browser https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mark.via.gp
Pretty lightweight, can block images all the time or when it's connected to mobile data and has night mode
This can be done in Via Browser, the homepage can be customized with a wallpaper
Kiwi and Samsung are both great, but I'm trying Via currently and it is a tiny file size, but very quick; impressed so far.
> any good broswer with good build-in adblocker?
Using Via Browser together with block-this.com. Give it a try it is very smooth and lightweight.
The browser is called via https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mark.via.gp
try this - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mark.via.gp
If you're using an Android phone, you can try Via, Vivaldi, Kiwi Browser, or even Firefox.
I think that is a built-in adblocker, probably based on AdBlock Plus (I assume you are talking about https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mark.via.gp&hl=en_US&gl=US)
Browser(s): Via, XBrowser
Gallery: [Simple Gallery](Pro version available on F-droid)
File manager: [MiXplorer](XDA)
Music player: Musicolet
YouTube alternative: [NewPipe](available on F-droid)
Photo Editor: Photo Editor
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I'll second the suggestion for Via Browser.
Via, Opera Mini
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In my opinion, the best lite browser for Android is Via. You'll have to evaluate the privacy question on your own.
Hi, I think you should simply try different versions. But i would recomend only trying this with YouTube if you are not going to be using it on browser. I think the easiest and safest solution is using the browser for everything you can.
light browser with adblock
Wps lite, to edit, view and edit documents
Idk what you mean with "ad free", with adblock? There are not much apps without ads in general
Desinstal or deactivate all the apps you can and just keep the ones you are going to use and change your launcher
Well Via might be your choice. I had a BlackBerry KeyOne and the browser performed extremely fast.
Via Browser - Fast & Light - Geek Best Choice | 4.2 rating | Free | 5,000,000+ downloads | Search manually
Try Via Browser
MediaTek... Not so ROM changing friendly. Anyway, opened Via Browser & no more gibberish in the host log.
I found via browser it has something called scripts is it like a inbuilt tamper monkey?
Use via browser. The most minimalistic browser I've used so far. Has a ton of features too.
I use NextDNS configured as a whitelist, (block all, allow some), so it doesn't matter which browser I use from a privacy perspective, I can focus entirely on usability.
I haven't settled on one yet...
Via Browser comes close to being perfect with its external download manager support, ability to play media in an external player and network resource blocker so you can easily block individual scripts from loading on a webpage, even those included in whitelisted sites BUT I wouldn't recommend running it on a vanilla system or using a blacklist only type blocking mode because it may or may not send data elsewhere and by default it does use custom search.
Naked Browser Pro is a dream from a UI perspective, data backup/import and comes with sticky per site settings, but lacks the ability to block individual resources and irritating "on-touch" pop-ups.
Firefox has everything except a less useful UI thanks to its extensions and extreme customisability options, but recently it lost the ability to send downloads to my download manager so I will need to go back to factory and reconfigure it which is beyond infuriating.
Firefox Preview is getting there but currently lacks the extensive configurability options of legacy Firefox which means it is frustrating to use as there are many things that you don't work as one might want given the current lack of extension support and about:config access, such as no external download manager support and "on-click/on-touch" pop-ups galore which aren't as easy to get rid of as with other browsers.
Bromite, it's Chrome based so the UI is appalling when it comes to per site settings especially and it lacks the configuration options and extension support of other browsers meaning many annoyances just have to be lived with and of course, no external download manager support, but it is blazingly quick.
there is a browser called Via Browser where you can see the source but cannot edit
I'm pretty happy with Via.
I don't have an S2, but I have an S1 (GT-I9000)
which I have since 2013. it came with Android 4.2. I discovered that you can upgrade the S1 to 6.0.1 last year. https://youtu.be/zf36qsuXT1c
So I upgraded it first to 4.3 then to 4.4 and then to 6.0.1. The ROM that I used was Full Advance 6.0.1 https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s-i9000/i9000-development/advance-6-0-1-t3277051
It works great, but I did have to replace a lot outdated apps on it.
The browser that I use is Via: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mark.via.gp
For access to the Playstore i use the Aurorastore: https://f-droid.org/app/com.aurora.store
As YouTube replacement I use New pipe:
For music player I use Musicolet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.krosbits.musicolet
As clock I use Google clock: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.deskclock
For the calendar: https://f-droid.org/app/com.simplemobiletools.calendar.pro
The gallery app: https://f-droid.org/app/com.simplemobiletools.gallery.pro
The messaging app is QKSMS: https://f-droid.org/app/com.moez.QKSMS
I use Mix as the file manager: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691
The keyboard is OpenBoard: https://f-droid.org/app/org.dslul.openboard.inputmethod.latin
Windows: Firefox + Vivaldi
Android: Via Browser
Great adblocker, fast, light and customizable.
On mobile I recommend Via Browser. Great adblocker, fast, light and customizable.
Android 6: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s-i9000/i9000-development/advance-6-0-1-t3277051
Direct link: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=24727332921017850
TrebleShot (Send and receive files over available connections) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.genonbeta.TrebleShot
Via browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mark.via.gp
Via browser. I quite like it. Very fast too. You can choose a sandwich bar, bottom, top or none. Also a tiny install. Very underrated.
FOSS Browser (Browse the web) - https://f-droid.org/app/de.baumann.browser
Never used Yuzu, but gonna definitely check it out now.
Currently using Via
Via Browser https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mark.via.gp
Via browser natively supports ad-blocking.
Take a look at Via.
In that case, I think Via doesn't have an incognito mode.
Great news! I use Flynx as primary and Via browser as the secondary full browser experience. Perfect combo!
Via browser has a "Clear Cache on Exit" option. It also allows one to start the app with a blank page.
> that we can ensure browsing history is cleared either on exit...
Via has an "exit" icon, but how would you ensure that they locate it and use it when done? Many browsers don't even have an exit button.