Kiwi Browser

by arnaud42

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Kiwi Browser

What is Kiwi Browser ?
- Kiwi Browser is a Chromium Canary that includes performance improvements and adblock.

- What's this browser for ?
Imagine a grumpy grand-pa, and that's how the browser should be. The browser should be forgotten and not go in your way.
No flashing stuff, no annoyances, Fast & Quiet.

- Play Store link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiwibrowser.browser - Play Protect certified

There are no search engines baked-in except Google (simply because it's the most popular) and you don't need me to add one.
If you want to add a search engine, just go on the search engine website, then the search engine will appear by itself in settings.

Features:
* Speed improvements
I've added lot of crazy hacks inside WebKit (Blink) to get it running faster.

* Background play for YouTube and other websites

* Cookie acceptance
Automatically accepts lots of "Please this is GDPR, and cookie, and blablabla" messages.
It's not perfect yet, as many websites have added GDPR messages lately.

* Import / export bookmarks

* Notifications blocker
Blocks notifications.

* Cryptojacking blocker
Saving battery and prevents phone from heating.
Try it on http://www.coinhive.com (you can re-enable cryptomining in chrome://flags if you really like it for some reason )

* Popup-blocker
This is not the usual popup blocker, there is an heuristic inside to browser to determine whether the new window should be opened or not.

* Adblock & Tracking protection
The browser offers much better privacy protection than Chrome and Brave. It blocks also lot of ads. Not really because ads are bad, but mostly to make the browsing fast.

If you are really worried about privacy or tracking, I can recommend you the excellent Bromite by @csagan
https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-bromite-chromium-plus-adblocking-t3687258

* Night mode

* Android 4.1+ support for both ARM and X86

What is removed:
* Chrome Sync
First, Google doesn't allow Chrome Sync to be used by third-party browser.
Second, Google Sync sends your full history, bookmarks and passwords to servers which is totally not cool.

* Data Saver
Google doesn't allow to use their platform.
I'm working on a Turbo mode, but I'm not sure when it'll go out.

Version Impala (ARM) on 09.12.2019

Stable

50.9 MB

Kiwi releases are back! We're almost half a million active users.

This version includes fixes (Google Translate language detection, images on the new tab page) and minor changes.

Added support for bangs (shortcuts in the address bar starting with !) in 'US', 'CA', 'GB', 'UK', 'FR', 'DE', 'ES', 'IT', 'IN', 'BR'.
Type !bangs in your address bar to learn more about it (only if you use "Default search" in Settings).

Added support for X64.

Better support for foldable phones.

The project is growing but there is so many things to do and fixes and ideas :) if you are interested to contribute, feel free to reach out on Discord, as I'd like to conduct some experiment to onboard contributors to work with the code of Kiwi ;) (yep)

Big thanks to Eduard (d3ward on Discord) for his help and to the XDA team.

Keep sharing Kiwi with your friends and stay the best!

Sync is still in the works ;)

Have a great time,

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  • by hgnet on 07.22.2019
    除了百度翻译,剩下的都不能用(;`O´)o Except for Baidu translation, the rest can't be used in China.

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  • by 1391189216 on 09.12.2019
    虽然兼容的插件比yandex多,却没有yandex好用,这个插件功能是模仿火狐手机版的,但是火狐手机版的插件体验是真的差,建议参考一下yandex, 另外ever sync同步这个插件完全没作用。

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  • by matias9261 on 06.30.2019
    There is no synchronization feature with Chrome and that's only one missing thing in this app, in settings are much more powerful functions and those are not in Chrome browser, so I use Kiwi as a secondary browser for syncing ability.

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  • by Dulk_vale on 06.08.2019
    Chimba C mamut

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  • by Aryon_1 on 05.08.2019
    Best browser

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  • by AIkid on 04.21.2019
    我不可以使用我的vpn.cxr了

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  • by zeeohn on 04.10.2019
    Muy estable y ligero pero no me gusto que se vea la barra de notificaciones

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  • by N1ghtH0wler on 04.17.2019
    amazingly fast

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  • by rafamarozzi on 03.12.2019
    Awesome

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  • by AlexPechkin228 on 05.09.2019
    The best browser ever!

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