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[APP 3.0+] Lucid Browser [OPEN SOURCE] [3/19/17]

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PMikeP

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Ver 4.5 causes both my tablets to run 100%

First, let me say that Lucid is my "go to" browser. I like its light weight.

Now, I've got two tablets, a Samsung Tab 2 with a tweaked stock ROM and an AGNi kernel. The other is a Nook HD+ with an f2fs version of LiquidSmooth ROM with a custom kernel. (Both with dual core processors.) I had been running Lucid v 4.4 on both without problems. Then I upgraded to v4.5 (the Lollipop version) just because.

Both tablets got very hot when running v4.5, and I found that they got hot because their SoC's were running both cores at 100%. (Both tablets use the hotplug governor. )

I dropped back to v4.4 and both tablets run cool again.
 

spacellama

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Installed it, loved the minimalism on the design and it's pretty fast, I think it would be really good if you could put a text-wrap engine, or maybe some way to always increase the font-size of all pages so we don't have to zoom and scroll vertically in websites that are not optimized for mobile. But congratulations!
 

xavihernandez

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@powerpoint45 nevermind mention works!
Do you plan to update your browser? Like adding incognito browsing for instance? Also an "Open in background" feature could be good.
Or is it a final stage and project is closed?
 
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powerpoint45

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@powerpoint45 nevermind mention works!
Do you plan to update your browser? Like adding incognito browsing for instance? Also an "Open in background" feature could be good.
Or is it a final stage and project is closed?
No it is not in it's final stage. I've just been so busy working on Lucid Launcher that I have not worked on this. But I think now I've finally got to a point where I can start working on this project again.

Sent from my LG-V480 using Tapatalk
 
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powerpoint45

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Accidentally posted in production instead of beta so we have an official update here!

Below are some of the changes:
★Actionbar scrolls with browser page
★Improved intent handling
★Appcompat support lib update
★Many general changes and improvements
★Many bug fixes

Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerpoint45.lucidbrowser

Play Store (Donate Version): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerpoint45.lucidbrowserpro

Amazon App Store: www.amazon.com/powerpoint45-Lucid-Browser/dp/B00P5YHUE0/ (needs updating)

GitHub APK: https://github.com/powerpoint45/Lucid-Browser/blob/master/APK/LucidBrowser.apk (6/25/15)

Lucid Browser Beta Group: http://plus.google.com/communities/115941379151486219066
 

powerpoint45

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Official update just released and should appear on the store in a few hours. Below are the changes:
★file upload ability
★Download image improvements via long press
★Ability to view local files in browser. ex: "file:///sdcard/test.html"
★General changes and stability
★indication of what tab you are on with bold text in tab

Free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerpoint45.lucidbrowser

Donate: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerpoint45.lucidbrowserpro

Enjoy!
 

powerpoint45

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Lucid Browser Donate and Lucid Browser Free was just updated to official.

Below are some changes:
★New Google logo on homepage (about:home)
★Actionbar item color bug fix
★General changes & bug fixes
Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerpoint45.lucidbrowser

Play Store (Donate Version): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerpoint45.lucidbrowserpro

Amazon App Store: www.amazon.com/powerpoint45-Lucid-Browser/dp/B00P5YHUE0/

GitHub APK: https://github.com/powerpoint45/Lucid-Browser/blob/master/APK/LucidBrowser.apk (9/5/15)
 

TW1ST3D1NS4N3

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Lucid Browser Donate and Lucid Browser Free was just updated to official.

Below are some changes:
★New Google logo on homepage (about:home)
★Actionbar item color bug fix
★General changes & bug fixes
Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerpoint45.lucidbrowser

Play Store (Donate Version): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerpoint45.lucidbrowserpro

Amazon App Store: www.amazon.com/powerpoint45-Lucid-Browser/dp/B00P5YHUE0/

GitHub APK: https://github.com/powerpoint45/Lucid-Browser/blob/master/APK/LucidBrowser.apk (9/5/15)

Love this app! Thanks for the work man! It took me 1 minute to get the donate version lol.....I have a question. I searched the thread but didn't find an answer. Is there anyway to import bookmarks from chrome?
 
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powerpoint45

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Love this app! Thanks for the work man! It took me 1 minute to get the donate version lol.....I have a question. I searched the thread but didn't find an answer. Is there anyway to import bookmarks from chrome?
Hi! Thank you for your support! Unfortunately we currently don't have a way to import bookmarks. This is a feature I need to add still.
 
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hackel

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So this is basically nothing more than a shell for the Android System Webview (actually Chrome itself in Android N+)? I have a hard time believing this could bring many real-world performance improvements over Chrome, which itself is already a rather light-weight shell. The vast majority of the memory usage is coming from the Webview. Have you done any actual performance measurements? Aside from syncing, what other features does this lack that could give any noticeable improvement?

The most important feature in any browser (aside from it being open source) is the ability to install standard extensions like uBlock, so I'll definitely be sticking with Firefox for now.
 

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