Start of the week snapshot – Vivaldi Android Browser snapshot 2978.4

Today’s snapshot includes a minor Chromium bump and a few fixes.

This snapshot fixes a couple of regressions that were causing issues for some users.
One of these regressions was crashing Vivaldi when users clicked on the search widget (VAB-7253).
Another regression was causing the main menu to not expand to its full height sometimes (VAB-7214). Both issues have been resolved in the latest update, so users should no longer experience them.

Next up, Vivaldi 5.8.2978.4 includes an update to the search engine icon for Qwant (VAB-7256). This is a minor change, but it should help make the search engine icon look up-to-date.

Finally, Vivaldi 5.8.2978.4 has also been upgraded to Chromium 112.0.5615.44.

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


  • [Regression] Click on search widget crashes Vivaldi(VAB-7253)
  • [Regression] Main menu does not expand to full height sometimes (VAB-7214)
  • [Search] Update the search engine icon for Qwant (VAB-7256)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 112.0.5615.44

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 (2978.4)

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.

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 (above). 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.

Main photo by Jerry Wang.

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