[tor-dev] Fwd: [guardian-dev] Orfox: New Firefox-based Android Private/Secure Browser

Jordan jordannh at sent.com
Wed Aug 20 18:24:56 UTC 2014


Okay, thanks. :-)

I usually don't provide my input on things like this; figured that people with 
slow devices like mine would feel unheard. Hope I didn't sound like too much 
of a Negative Nancy.

On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 02:06:34 PM Nathan Freitas wrote:
> On 08/20/2014 01:58 PM, Jordan wrote:
> > I, for one, can't use Firefox, though I'd love to. FF eats up too much
> > memory on my device to the point where my device becomes unusable. I'm
> > not sure if anyone else has that experience.
> It is a big app, and since it doesn't rely on the built-in WebView
> components in Android, does take up a lot of memory. I do use it as my
> primary browser on my Nexus 7 and Moto E, and it seems to work fine
> without much hassle.
> > As an aside, I've had in mind to add features to Orweb (like very simple
> > tabbing, bookmarks, etc.) to make it more user-friendly.
> Ultimately, we decided that building our own browser from scratch was
> too much work.
> If you want a nice, full featured Android browser app that incorporates
> built-in support for Orbot and proxying, you should try Lightning:
> https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser
> We will be deprecating Orweb in favor of Orfox and Lightning this fall.
> +n
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