Happy New Year – Vivaldi Android Browser snapshot 2896.3

This snapshot improves performance on start up for users with a lot of tabs.

Take a look at the changelog for a full overview of the changes and let us know what you think.

Differences to Final

The purpose of these snapshots is to allow our users a chance to preview upcoming changes, and to help us ensure the quality of our latest fixes and improvements, before we add them to Final. If you would prefer something that was already widely tested, stick with the main Vivaldi Android package.

When testing a Snapshot, it is a good idea to review the changelog (below). Try out the changes and let us know your thoughts in the comments section or directly in the Play Store. When commenting in the Play Store, remember that it is helpful to mention the version you were testing with.

Download options

We are currently offering Snapshots from the Play Store.

Get it on Google Play

Sometimes there might be a delay after a snapshot blog post goes live, while updates are rolled out via the Play Store. If you don’t want to wait, or you do not use the Play Store on your device, we also offer .apk files for manual installation.

Alternative Downloads (2896.3)

Manually installed files can be updated from the Play Store at a later date, provided you installed the one that is most appropriate for your device. If you are not sure which one is right for you, simply install Droid Hardware Info [Alt], switch to the ‘System’ Tab and look at the ‘Instruction Sets’ line.


  • [New][Performance] Improved performance on start up with a lot of tabs (VAB-5085)
  • [Bookmarks] Manually sorting bookmarks not working with accessibility on (VAB-2088)
  • [Crash] Launch URL Play Console crash (VAB-6932)
  • [Crash] Optimize the JNI calls for ad blocker status (VAB-6918)
  • [Regression] Crash when using reading list (VAB-6920)
  • [Regression] Wrong state in tracker and ad blocker dialog (VAB-6930)
  • [Settings] Unable to change the App Language in Android 13(VAB-6818)

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