Published: Sun, September 09, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Tor Browser Arrives on Android

Tor Browser Arrives on Android

As in the case of desktop version, Tor browser for Android based on Firefox. When the final stable version is ready, The Tor Project plans to end support for Orbot. Orfox uses the same source code and has the Tor Project's approval, but will be wound down in 2019 when the Tor Android brower - which is now in alpha - takes hold.

As for iOS users, don't hold your breath for an official Tor release any time soon, but you can always try the Onion Browser right now.

First thing you may want to do is load https://check.torproject.org/ in the browser to verify that the connection flows through the Tor network. At the moment users need to connect to Tor network still using Orbot.

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The Tor browser is now available on Android as an Alpha release.

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According to the official announcement by Tor Project, the main reason for the development of this solution is the increase in mobile browsing worldwide, which in some regions is the only way to get access to the Internet.

Tracker Blocker - Tor Browser isolates each website users visit so third-party trackers and ads can't follow them. For the time being, you still need the Orbot proxy app for Tor access. There is a Homepage that by default includes top sites such as Facebook and Wikipedia and comes with a Highlights section that is created to show articles, videos, and webpages that you've visited received or bookmarked on the browser. Furthermore, you can add new add-ons to the browser by visiting the Mozilla site.

Firefox ESR 60 and, consequently Tor Browser 8, features these improvements.

You can get the Tor Browser from the Play Store or on APK Mirror.

The Tor Android browser is still in alpha, so there will be bugs and missing features. Alternatively, you can download its APK file from APK Mirror.

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