After announcing the Vivaldi for Android mobile web browser, Vivaldi Technologies shared with us some details on how they managed to build a secure and privacy-aware browser on Android.
We all know that Google’s Android mobile operating system ships with a built-in web browser core, which is based on the same code that Google Chrome was built it. This internal browser core lets users view basic web pages when setting up their Android device for the first time.
Once the device is all set up, most probably the user has installed his favorite web browser app from the Play Store, be it Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or anything else out there. This is where Vivaldi for Android comes to fill the gap, as it’s not using Android’s built-in browser core.
How Vivaldi for Android was built