Blocks ads as far as I can tell but not all types of popups, such as full page JS traps. The ad blocking it does succeed in is not enough for me to keep it installed though. Page load times are painfully slow where as the same pages in Chrome are virtually instant. This browser also does not render page's layouts as well as Chrome. Sites that I visit that are not mobile friendly look much better and fit properly in Chrome compared to this browser. I do prefer this browser's homepage over Chrome's, I especially like how I can set it to just show all my bookmarks and nothing else. In the end page load times and response time is more important to me than all of the other aspects. I'll check back in the future to see if anything changes with future updates.
So far blocking annoying ads playing YouTube in background but still it has a very slow respond time and you have to wait a bit too much for a video to load.... this review so from an galaxy s7 edge 7.0 android which so far done good to any tests, not to mention it heats up the phone very fast :)
Videos do not play reliably on Samsung Galaxy Note 8. 90% of the time you'll just get the audio coming through, along with a black box on screen. It seems to be Note 8 specific, as I don't have these issues using the same version on my Blackberry DTEK60.
UPDATE 24 DECEMBER 2017: This app no longer blocks ads. Some sites the ads seem much more aggressive than before. I have been waiting for a browser that blocks ads, especially the "page blockers" and ads that hide the "x" so you can't kill it. This browser stops all that. So far, every page has been ad-free since I installed it this morning. I no longer dread surfing the web on my phone. Thanks!
This browser has gradually become unusable. Advertisements appear and hitting the back button either does nothing or reloads the same page ads and all. Please solve these issues and block ads. My data package goes mostly for ads I don't want.
Edit: Ignore developers comment. I contacted them back privately & they sent me a link to the slow/app not blocking ads on the first few sites you visit issue. They can't duplicate the problem, so they can't fix it. The last update on Dec. 15, 2017 didn't fix the issue, but they believe they did & closed comments on the issue. The app now crashes along with not blocking ads to the first couple sites you visit, plus it takes up to 2 minutes to load a site. I'm deleting this app, because it is worthless. Download the Brave browser instead. It's far better.
- Adjusted how and how often filter lists are downloaded in case of flaky internet connections.
- Fixed issue: Ad blocking malfunction for some users.
After the previous version update, some users’ ad blocking settings ended up in a non-recoverable state. In order to get this working again, this fix will, when settings are non-recoverable, reset user preferences to default. For help with your ad blocking settings, don’t hesitate to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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