It’s been exactly one year since we unveiled the first beta of the much anticipated Vivaldi browser on Android. 🎂
And what a ride it has been! 🚀
Today we continue to give you Vivaldi on Android that you can call your own – the new version is here with configurable Address Bar and Tab Bar.
In Vivaldi 3.3, you can move the Address Bar and Tab Bar to the bottom or keep them at the top of the user interface – one of the most requested features.
We’ve also added full-page blocking support to the built-in Tracker and Ad Blocker to help you browse more safely.
The new version of the Vivaldi browser is available for free on mobiles and tablets running Android 5 or higher. You can also run it on up-to-date Chromebooks.
Address Bar and Tab Bar, now configurable
In Vivaldi, you are not confined to pre-determined and locked settings. Instead, the browser adjusts to the workflows and preferences of users.
And in this update – once again based on your suggestions – we’ve added more flexibility and options to the Address Bar and Tab Bar integrated by default on the top of the user interface.
Very recently, based on your feedback, we moved more functionality to the bottom of the user interface such as switching between Panel functions, Bookmarks, History, Notes, and Downloads. Similar buttons for enhanced tab functionality were also moved to the bottom allowing you to switch between different types of tabs.
Now you can move the Tab Bar (the unconventional real desktop-style tabs) and Address Bar to the bottom of the user interface or keep them on the top according to your preference.
With a configurable Address Bar and Tab Bar, you can make the user interface your own and keep the browser functionality within easy reach.
Unlike other mobile browsers, the Tab Bar (used for switching between tabs) not only solves the problem of out-of-control tabs but, when enabled at the bottom, is easier to use – especially one-handed, with phones and tablets that have larger screens.
You can also move and remove these configurable bars to get that crucial screen space on mobile devices, if needed. Disabling the Tab Bar is an option. Moving the Address Bar to the bottom of the user interface creates more screen space at the top, an area where your eyes might naturally focus.
Head to the Settings > Appearance, click on ‘Address Bar at Bottom’. Or simply revert to its original placement if it does not fit in a certain workflow.
These new additions also add to the variety of options in Vivaldi that are distinctive from other browsers – such as assigning nicknames to search engines and switching quickly between them, taking a screenshot of a full web page with the Page Capture tool, disabling the Status Bar for more screen space, syncing encrypted data safely between different installations of Vivaldi on desktop and Android, and much more.
The built-in Tracker and Ad Blocker, with full-page blocking support
In Vivaldi’s previous version, we provided you with options to enable more blocking lists in the browser, including country-specific blocking lists, and even add your own custom lists.
This is because we think you should have the final say on how sites are displayed and which sites should know about you.
Thus, we are continuing to add more capabilities that can be used in blocking lists to block pages. In this update, the Tracker and Ad Blocker gets full-page blocking.
Users providing their own sets of rules can now use the ‘document’ option in block rules to block whole pages. This is a step towards greater compatibility with the uBlock Origin rule set.
Download Vivaldi 3.3
We’d like to thank you for reporting issues regularly. Your reports help us improve Vivaldi on Android with every update.
In this version too, we’ve spruced up the browser overall and polished some rough edges. We’ll continue to address your issues and add more options so that you can browse more intuitively and faster.
For now, head to the Changelog for more details. And download Vivaldi 3.3 from the Google Play Store. Drop a review and rate Vivaldi with the maximum stars. ✨
Changelog from 3.2 to 3.3
- [New] Address bar at the bottom VAB-959
- [New][Blocker] Add support for blocking whole pages: if blocking rule that has the ‘document’ option, it will block the whole page VB-69867
- [Menus] Add menu item with navigation buttons when the address bar is in the bottom VAB-2174
- [UI] Unify Accent color with Desktop browser VAB-2119
- Upgraded Chromium to 85.0.4183.84
- Updated translations