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[App] SWE Browser

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By magic_man, Senior Member on 5th January 2015, 06:05 AM
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I have compiled the SWE browser code found here:
https://www.codeaurora.org/xwiki/bin...dragon/WebHome

It is like 10GB download and it takes a decent amount of time to download and compile. They don't make it that easy.

Basically this is an optimized browser made for the snapdragon processor. I have been running it for a few weeks and it is pretty solid. Really fast. I did some benchmarks vs firefox and chrome and it is between 10% - 30% faster. It just seems snappier than other browsers.

March Build:

https://play.google.com/apps/testing...rowser.browser
Here are images of the benchmarks.
http://imgur.com/a/aXwmk

Here is a screenshot of the browser

Screen Short of Browser


The older version of SWE built by this guy:
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/39296-app...gon-nightlies/

Actually had better sunspider scores, but the newer version is much better at octane and kraken.

However it looks like since google switched to the blink engine sunspider is no longer something they are optimizing for. However the SWE browser scores are still 30% faster. It asks for a bunch of permissions. I am not sure which ones are actually necessary so I left it as is.


Update october 25th:
Play Store Link

Update December 27th:
This is my version of the m46 version of the browser:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rowser.browser



I have put an updated version of swe browser on the play store. I have been using this for the last 3 weeks. I modified it slightly from the qualcomm version since the qualcomm version tries to launch apps from google search.



This is the m42 version with the AD blocking.

This is probably the best browser out there in my opinion.
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5th January 2015, 11:22 PM |#2  
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I found it funny no one replied this thread so far. Awesome work, great browser, kudos to you for giving it up for free!

Looks even better than chrome too and uses less ram.

Had enough? Maybe not - this browser you can edit if and for how much a website can know your location!

Cheers for a good work!

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6th January 2015, 05:01 AM |#3  
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been looking into different browsers lately....i hate chrome and firefox/opera are to heavy for phones imho. have been using the stock aosp browser for the most part.

i'll give this a try! ....love that it has duckduckgo as a search engine option!

thanks
6th January 2015, 09:56 AM |#4  
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Any mirror? Download isn't working for me on my mobile.
6th January 2015, 02:48 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Stylez Ray.

Any mirror? Download isn't working for me on my mobile.

Try using this link:

http://www.gimagesearch.com/dl.php?id=10
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6th January 2015, 03:52 PM |#6  
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How is this any different to the cm browser?
6th January 2015, 04:54 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1ceb0x

I found it funny no one replied this thread so far. Awesome work, great browser, kudos to you for giving it up for free!

Looks even better than chrome too and uses less ram.

Had enough? Maybe not - this browser you can edit if and for how much a website can know your location!

Cheers for a good work!

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Yep, Great Browser. Thanx for this Dev. I Even Uninstalled Chrome and Switched to this
6th January 2015, 04:56 PM |#8  
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This is a very nice browser. Any possibility to sync bookmarks?
6th January 2015, 05:36 PM |#9  
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In opening/scrolling pages it s definitely better than cm browser but chrome is still faster imo
6th January 2015, 06:21 PM |#10  
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It seems that this browser won't download any files.
6th January 2015, 07:01 PM |#11  
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Quote:
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It seems that this browser won't download any files.

Just downloaded ak's latest kernel...worked fine for me.
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