ungoogled-chromium-android
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Android build for ungoogled-chromium. https://uc.droidware.info
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Just a note that this is for the android project. The original linux project is ongoing (https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium)

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Yeah thank you I forgot to mention it in the title

Good, atleast people will support Firefox (even though its mobile extension support is quite crippling right now).

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Firefox on Android is itself is crippling experience. It is unfortunately still too slow; yet I am using it for the sake of sending tabs feature.

do you have night reader or any other extensions that the browser would load before the website? Also if you don’t give something like iceraven a shot, it’s on fdroid and has more extension support and other things like about:config available.

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Nope, that is just plain Fennec F-Droid with uBO (webrender enabled)

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I’ve been using it for a couple of years now, and works fine on my pixel 2.

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I find it quick enough. Which device do you have? I have P30 Lite with Kirin 710.

Oh also, I use old Fennec 68, Firefox Quantum Beta, Firefox Klar, Kiwi Browser (only Chromium mobile browser with extensions besides non-FOSS Yandex), Lightning and Opera Mini. Just for reference (and compartmentalised purposes).

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Samsung a30s. For the reference, latest Firefox loaded southparkstudios.com in 19 seconds while Bromite took only 8.

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I have run it in a BQ Aquaris U Plus, a Samsung Galaxy S4 and a Samsung Galaxy S2 perfectly.

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It already runs perfectly; this is not a bug we are talking about. It is just that Gecko is slower compared to Blink/WebKit.

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Ahhh, but why bother on that if its something that doesn’t affect normal use?

I don’t understand people who buy something “better” when they don’t need nor use their features.

What about Firefox blocking a bunch of 3rd party domains with uBO? Bromite lacks that.

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Yes, that is why I was using Ungoogled Chromium Extensions

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Not anymore, just extremely convoluted, if I remember correctly.

You can add any extension beyond those provided directly by the browser, but you need to go to the mozzila add-ons page, add the extensions you want to a collection, get the collection code and add it to your browser (which itself is a hidden option). So yeah, pretty much unacessible to the average user.

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That hidden menu for adding the extension collection is even disabled on the official Firefox Stable build (it’s available in the Fennec build from F-Droid or Firefox Nightly), because yeah, they don’t want people just adding random extensions to their Android Firefox, which may have varying degrees of quality (from being outright unusable on mobile to just degrading performance).

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Oh, I didn´t know they disabled it on Firefox (I´ve been using Fennec for a while now). It makes sense they do so (I personally don´t even use this method for extensions, all I use on Android is uBlock and Dark Reader), considering how bad of an installation method it is.

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Bromite web browser if you want ungoogled chromium otherwise use ff

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Kiwi Browser on Android is based on Chromium and has extension features. It’s also open source.

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Kiwi is great, but hasn’t been actively supported for a while and is now pretty out of date.

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Last android update was Feb 2021. That’s not bad for an open source project imo.

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He is not updating the Chromium base regularly, just the User Agent. he basically spoofs it and calls it an update.

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If you care about privacy then you should consider not to install too many add-ons which can create a unique browser fingerprint. If ad-blocking and no tracking is the reason that you want add-ons, then Bromite browser might be good for you. Can be installed via F-Droid, no need for Google “rootkit” Playstore :)

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Really depends on which extension you actually install. For example using something like ClearURLs has no way of impacting your fingerprint. Telling people that they can’t install extensions in general is deceiving, instead you should just suggest to consider the pros and cons of each one specifying that some are counterproductive.

For the second part, Bromite is great and I’ve been using it for quite some time, but you have to be aware that using a chromium-based alternative still indirectly depends on google. Using firefox or firefox-based alternatives is the best option

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