The Internet is the most discussed topic of this era. It has made the life of an ordinary person easy by providing information. Anyone will little knowledge can surf the internet but how it is done? The main software/ program/ application that is needed for internet access is web browsers. A web browser is an application that is used to access websites and display content. The main purpose of the Web browser is to read HTML format. HTML is the language of the internet and it is used to display images, texts, etc.
Today’s browsers are far smarter and are easy to use. Many kinds of browsers are available for Windows, Mac OS, and Android. Since the release of smartphones, accessing the internet and surfing websites has become easy. There are many browsers available for smartphones specifically for Android smartphones. These android browsers have many perks like built-in VPNs, built-in password managers, etc. You will be thinking about what browser you should download. I have compiled a list of 10 best browsers available on Android.
10 Best Browsers For Android :
There are a lot of browsers available on android. Some of these browsers have a catchy interface, others provide security. These listed third-party browsers can be downloaded from Google PlayStore and are available for free. Here are the 10 best browsers available.
Google chrome was released by Google on September 2, 2008. This browser is the main part of Chrome OS and serves a platform for websites and web apps. Just like it’s desktop version Google Chrome is easy to use and has a simple interface. One of the best thing about the browser is its data-saving functionality. The browser makes sure that when exited it is not running in the background and due to this data saved.
Yup, I know! This is cool, right? You haven’t heard about other features yet. Google chrome comes with a built-in password manager. Now all of your login passwords are saved in application so that you don’t have to enter those details again and again. Another thing about Chrome is that it can sync with the desktop version so that you can transfer websites from phone to PC. There are plenty of other features like a pop-up blocker, data-saver mode, secure payment method, etc. Google chrome is available on Google PlayStore and is available for free.
Second, on the list is Opera which was developed by Opera. The web browser is one of kind offering a lot of techy features. The best thing about the browser is it offers a built-in VPN. This makes you hassle-free from downloading other insecure VPNs. Opera also offers ad-blocker in its browser so that you can avoid those annoying ads.
Amazing, right? Now read these features also. The android browser can also sync with the desktop version of the Opera. You can transfer your websites and bookmarks to the PC without any difficulty. Night mode is also available on the browser so that you can be protected from eye strain. There are two versions of Opera available on Google PlayStore named Opera mini (for data saving) and Opera Touch (for one-handed use).
Brave Browser is the third browser which is worthy enough to be on the list. It was released in 2016 and was developed by Brave Softwares Inc. The browser packs a ton of features and its interface is easy to use. It has a built-in ad blocker that lets user block ads and keeps them free of those ads. Brave Browser is also capable of saving data by closing the app when you leave the application.
The app also has incognito mode and lets you surf websites privately. It can also block third-party web cookies and cringy scripts and makes sure you are secure when on the internet. The application is available for free on Google PlayStore and contains no ads at all.
Firefox for Android is a browser made by Mozilla for devices such as android smartphones. The browser went underground so that they can make some changes. The updated version released was more stable and had a good UI. Firefox is one the most secure web browser available out there. Firefox has a feature known as Tracking Protection which lets user block ads and cookies that track your activity. Another feature is the user can open as many tabs as he/she wants without losing the other web tabs.
One the best feature about of the browser is the ability to add extensions and add-ons. User can add password and download managers and can take control of their browser. Users can send videos from the web to big screens by smart play. The browser can also provide suggestions related to your search so that you can find what you want. It is also equipped with tabs syncing so that your tabs can be synced on desktop and on smartphones. The application is available on Google PlayStore and is free to download.
Samsung Internet Browser:
Samsung’s Internet Browser is developed by Samsung Electronics. The app was first released only for Samsung devices by then it got available for other devices also. The browser has a lot of features that lead it to this list. Privacy mode is one of the features which lets the user access the website securely. This mode is password protected and fingerprint protected so that only user can open this side of the browser.
Another feature of the browser is video assistant mode which lets user watch videos easily. The floating purple button is used for pop-up screen or full screen when watching videos. Another feature is smart Anti-Tracking which identifies the sites that track your activity and blocks them. You can customize the browser the way you want by relocating buttons. There are other features also like Tab Manager, Protected Browsing and Content Blockers which makes this app stand out from other browsers. The app is entirely free and can be downloaded from Google PlayStore.
Surfy Browser is developed by Outcoder and a fun browser to use. This browser is not popular in the market but it is a decent browser available out there. Despite not being that much popular it was awarded by Gizmo UK as the best app of the week. One main feature about the browser is that it can be locked. Users can make it secure by using passwords or fingerprint (fingerprint scanner is required). Users can also apply themes to make their browser look beautiful.
Users can also customize the browser by building their own toolbar with surfy’s own customization features. It also acts as an ad blocker and keeps you safe from those ads on webpage. It also prevents a user from websites which track your activity. Users can save their login passwords and card details and keeps you free from entering them again and again. Surfer can also share webpages via email, Facebook, and other social media applications. The application is available on PlayStore and is free to download (With some in-app purchases).
Tor browser is one the best browser available for desktop and now it is available for android platforms. Tor is developed by Tor project the people who are known for privacy and security. Tor is one of the top-notch browser which is known for its security features. One security feature of Tor is blocking trackers which lets you keep safe from web trackers by isolating the website you visit. It also defends you from surveillance by keeping you hidden on the internet grid.
Another feature of Tor is Resist fingerprinting which makes users look like the same and prevents others from tracking you. Tor also offers muli layer encryption by encrypting your internet traffic 3 times and making it impossible to track. The application is available for Android and is free to download.
Edge browser is released by Microsoft and it is one the most popular browsers due to its features. No doubt edge is fast due to its lower consumption of smartphone’s ram. Just like its desktop version edge android version also secure providing you the security you need. It also offers voice search so that you can search for information by just saying the words. You can also save your passwords and login details with the built-in password manager.
Microsoft Edge also offers private browsing keeping your passwords and reading list safe and secure on all the synced devices. Its Adblock Plus feature lets you block annoying ads and keeps you free from those. You can also link it to your Microsoft account so that all of your history and lists are saved. The app is available on Google PlayStore and is entirely free.
UC Browser is one the most feature containing web browsers available on the android market. It was released by UCWeb Singapore and is easy to use. Cricket users will find this app interesting because of its feature of displaying cricket news from time to time. Users can download videos directly by this app and no other video downloader is needed for that.
Stickers can also be shared with other UC users in this application. Apart from that Adblocker is available on this browser which keeps you free from ads. Users can also save data by enabling the data-mode feature on the browser. You can take full advantage of these features by downloading the app from PlayStore for free.
CM Browser is developed by Cheetah Communication ( the developer of piano tiles and Arrow.io). The browser is fun to use and has a lot of features like secure web browsing. It offers smart download which finds any downloadable videos on the page recommends it to you. The browser also offers ad blocker which keeps a user free and safe from ads. It also tells you about the malware websites so that you can be saved from those sites.
Download-protection is another feature which scans the downloaded APK and searches for virus in them. Users can also browse without leaving any history, cookies, and cache by using incognito mode. It also offers translator so that website can be translated into language you understand (40 different languages available). With all these features the app is available on Playstore entirely for free.
There are many browsers available on android which have a lot of features. Some of the browsers are free while others require payment. The above-listed browsers are good and provide a lot of security and privacy. Some of the mentioned browsers are free and some are required to be purchased.