After so many major changes since 5.0, including Panel improvements for bigger screens, Android Automotive support, Theme color support, Reading List, Two-level Tab Stacks, Auto-closing of inactive tabs, Menu Bar customization, Background media, and some nice performance gains (to name but a few), it felt like the correct time to bump our version number to 6.0. In addition this will keep the number in sync with our soon to be updated desktop browser.
In this release candidate, we’ve focused on improving translations and upgrading our Chromium engine to ensure that you have the best possible experience while using our software. Our team is continuously working to bring you the latest updates and improvements, and we appreciate your feedback in making our software even better.
Take a look at the changelog for a full overview of the changes and let us know what you think.
- Updated translations
- [Chromium] Upgraded to 112.0.5615.60
We are currently offering Snapshots from the Play Store.
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.
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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 Rach Teo.