Vivaldi goes mobile 🚀
On 9 September 2019, we finally unleashed Vivaldi for Android Beta. This marks our first major step into the mobile space, and we asked our large community of users to help us test the app as much as possible. Our mission on Android is no different from that on Desktop:
- We want to give you a browser that lets you do things your way.
- We do not track the way you choose to browse.
We built Vivaldi for Android to run on the latest Chromium code while at the same time creating our own alternatives to what Google has provided in their web browser core on Android.
Sync support was considered one of the most critical features and keeping the synced data safe was a must.
We managed to pack the browser with features you won’t find in any other browser.
Our message resonated with old and new users alike! In September, the Vivaldi community reached 500K, and we got 150K installs of the new app in the first two weeks!
We got fantastic coverage and we are grateful to all of you, our Ambassadors, for sharing our news! Here’s a small selection from Germany, UK, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Japan, India, Vietnam, Brazil.
We also picked for you some great quotes from our favorite stories in English:
“One of the things that set Vivaldi apart on the desktop is the way it allows you to interact with the Web more than most browsers. The best thing about the mobile version is that Vivaldi has stuck with this approach of doing more. The tools for interacting with the Web (creating notes, for example) are largely the same in the Mobile Version.”
— Ars Technica (@arstechnica) October 1, 2019
“Syncing passwords and bookmarks between mobile platforms and the web is a trick most browsers have been doing for a while at this point, but it’s worth emphasizing how slick Vivaldi makes the process—and how easy it is to jump from an open tab on a laptop to an open tab on your phone.”
Growing tired of your existing Android browser? Vivaldi, innovative browser that has mouse gesture navigation to tab grouping, has launched on Android for the first time. Here's six features that might convince you to give it a try. https://t.co/GcKzZIZtlJ
— WIRED (@WIRED) September 14, 2019
“Though there are plenty of to-do list and note-taking apps for Android, by baking this directly into the browser as a native feature, Vivaldi is pushing productivity as a core selling point of its browser — users don’t have to switch between apps when browsing the web to take some quick notes.”
— VentureBeat (@VentureBeat) September 9, 2019
“There are also some more unusual features like an integrated notes tool which syncs between your devices, the ability to switch search engines on the fly and an option to screenshot either the visible area of the browser or an entire webpage.”
— Vivaldi (@vivaldibrowser) September 9, 2019
“We definitely encourage Android users to give Vivaldi a shot if they’re curious and want to see some of the above features for themselves. I found it to be responsive and able to load pages quickly in the few hours I spent with the app, but the customization features like Speed Dials hold the most potential to set Vivaldi apart from its competitors. And I’d definitely recommend pairing this with the web version if you want the best Vivaldi experience.”
— Lifehacker (@lifehacker) September 9, 2019
As always, a big thank you for helping us spread the word about Vivaldi! 😍