First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store

Published on May 21st, 2019 on ZDNet

Today, the Tor Project released on the Google Play Store the first stable version of the Tor Browser for Android.

This new mobile browser integrates the Tor protocol stack into a standalone browser and replaces Orfox as the main way to navigate the Tor network from an Android device.

Tor Project developers have been working on this browser for eight months now, since September 2018, when they first released an alpha version for public testing.

“We made it a priority to reach the rising number of users who only browse the web with a mobile device,” said Isabela Bagueros, Executive Director of the Tor Project. “These users often face heavy surveillance and censorship online, so it is critical for us to reach them.”

“We made sure there are no proxy bypasses, that first-party isolation is enabled to protect you from cross-site tracking, and that most of the fingerprinting defenses are working,” the Tor team added.

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