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[App] SWE Browser

Should I put this on the Play Store?

  • Yes, would contribute to playstore fund

    Votes: 95 53.7%
  • Yes, would not contribute to playstore fund

    Votes: 31 17.5%
  • No, just leave it as apk

    Votes: 51 28.8%

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magic_man

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I have compiled the SWE browser code found here:
https://www.codeaurora.org/xwiki/bin/Chromium+for+Snapdragon/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/com.rsbrowser.browser
Here are images of the benchmarks.
http://imgur.com/a/aXwmk

Here is a screenshot of the browser

JNoek5n.png



The older version of SWE built by this guy:
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/39296-app-chromium-browser-for-snapdragon-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/details?id=com.rsbrowser.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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1ceb0x

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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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foomanjackel

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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! :good:

thanks
 

NuLLV01D

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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!

Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk

Yep, Great Browser. Thanx for this Dev. I Even Uninstalled Chrome and Switched to this
 

abhi08638

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Absolutely love it! But is there anyway to implement the quick controls from the aosp browser?

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Don't forget to hit thanks!
 

magic_man

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Does it support flash?

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What's up with all the permissions it requires?

They were defined by Qualcomm. I think some of them can be removed, but I didn't do it.


Funny. I had to long press a file and choose Save Link before it worked

I did not have this issue. Maybe you can run logcat and see if SWE throws some warning.
 
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    I have compiled the SWE browser code found here:
    https://www.codeaurora.org/xwiki/bin/Chromium+for+Snapdragon/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/com.rsbrowser.browser
    Here are images of the benchmarks.
    http://imgur.com/a/aXwmk

    Here is a screenshot of the browser

    JNoek5n.png



    The older version of SWE built by this guy:
    http://rootzwiki.com/topic/39296-app-chromium-browser-for-snapdragon-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/details?id=com.rsbrowser.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.
    9
    I have added a m46 version to the play store. The qualcomm version kept crashing on kitkat so I fixed it. I also added back all the sync stuff they took out. If you are using KitKat you need to turn off sync before logging onto Google sites and they turn it on. after you log in. To turn off sync go into the setting menu and turn it off.

    Here is a link:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsbrowser.browser
    9
    awesome work man
    waiting for latest version

    I will try to update it this weekend.
    7
    I have compiled the latest version of the m46 browser.

    You can download it by signing up for the beta:
    https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.rsbrowser.browser

    I have also added back the ability to enable data compression and translate.

    However you will need to get some keys for this to work.
    You can do that by going here:
    https://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/api-keys and getting some keys.

    To get this to work create a file at the root of the sd card or the downloads directory with the following name: rs_key_file

    In it add the following lines:

    google_api_key=some key
    google_default_client_id=some key
    google_default_client_secret=some key

    These key enable the translate to work.

    To get the data saver feature to work you will need to get another key for data compression. Just google for this key or if someone is smart enough you can extract it from the chrome apk and share with it the rest of us.

    Add the following line:
    PROXY_AUTH=Some key

    When you are done you will have file called rs_key_file with the following lines:
    google_api_key=some key
    google_default_client_id=some key
    google_default_client_secret=some key
    PROXY_AUTH=some key

    Place it in root of sdcard or Downloads folder. Now restart rsbrowser. If you look at the about screen it should have the keys listed. If the correct keys are there data saver and translate should start working.

    If you want use the following form to generate the rs_key_file:
    http://www.ineedyourservice.com/keygen.html

    and save it into the downloads folder.
    This what it will look like if it is working correctly.

    about_script.png


    Source code https://github.com/samfisher83/caf_chromium_m46_build
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    No new builds for this monster?
    Can anyone please tell me how to make proper build environment in Windows, maybe through VirtualBox?

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    Just posted a newer version. In my opinion the newer version isn't better.