Adblock Plus brings beta version of Android browser from




Adblock Plus for Android announced a beta version of a browser that blocks standard ads on websites, except for some “non-intrusive” advertisements. Adblock Browser should make blocking advertising on Android simpler.

Adblock Browser The browser is based on the mobile version of Firefox, to be precise Firefox 37, wherein the Adblock Plus extension is integrated. Furthermore, the disabled in the code of Mozilla’s Firefox Sync functionality and the ability to install other add-ons in the browser. Standard blocks the advertisement filter URLs from the so-called EasyList but some ‘non-intrusive’ ads are still displayed according to the Acceptable Ads list. However, it can also be disabled so that virtually all ads are invisible.

Adblock Plus has an application available which also blocks ads in Android apps, but at the cost proxy settings are changed on the Wi-Fi network. There is also an Adblock Plus extension for the mobile version of Firefox available, but it must be manually installed and configured to work correctly.

With its own mobile browser seems EYEO, the company behind the ad blocker, to want to lower the threshold for Android users. Moreover, the creators think that Google, which in March 2013 Adblock Plus from the Play Store removed , this application it will allow its software store because it just stops advertising within their own browser environment.

According Till Faida, cofounder of EYEO, an adblock feature for mobile operating systems is a logical consequence of the fact that advertisers in his eyes, the user experience “destroyed” by thoughtless designed to serve up ads to smartphone and tablet users. The underlying ad networks would be full of security holes. Faida further claims that an Android user with the Adblock browser can load websites faster, less data is burned and in addition, the longer the battery will hold out.

The beta version is currently only after a registration through Google+ available, though they are at the time of writing still pending publication by Google from the MOT. The makers expect in July or August to bring a first version officially, possibly with additional filters that block tracking sites and malware better. It also examined whether the browser is available for other mobile operating systems.



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