Very rarely do you feel the need to download any other internet browsers other than the ones that come with your phone. But it can be helpful to manage two different accounts in the same website through two different browsers. As an alternative, you have many options to choose from in the Android’s Google Play Store, and here we will focus on one of them: The Osiris.
It does everything you would expect a normal web browser to do, and some might argue, even more. The developers claim that the browser is around 3 – 7 times faster than other browsers available in Play Store. A feature of it that will appeal to many users who are concerned about their privacy, is that it prevents websites from tracking your activity, and in the same manner, it prevents annoying and intrusive adverts from popping into the screen. This is definitely the best feature of the app, making the experience a whole lot better. You can notice how YouTube doesn’t start any videos with advertisements when you open the website from this browser. The developers claim that none of your private information is collected in the name of providing you better search results.
While the user interface is simplistic, it can look unappealing to others. You can add or remove wallpapers to improve the overall outlook. Of course, the simplistic outlook actually helps in the performance of the web browser, but it still is not meant for phones with a RAM of 1GB or less. In such cases, no matter what website you try to load, you will notice a fair amount of lag. A way through which it tries to load pages faster, is by accessing the lite version of the pages, which also means it consumes less internet data from your service provider, directly translating to: more savings! However, there is an option to load the entire page as it is, if you need. But by default, the page, like the app itself, loads with no bloatware, taking up lesser space on your phone.
A feature, or a bug, depending on how you choose to see it, is that while playing videos, the screen would turn off after a certain timeout, but the audio would keep playing as it is. This makes it easier to listen to songs from YouTube without having to worry about clicking on random videos once you place your phone inside your pockets. This also means it drags less power from the battery, and we all know how much battery a browser can end up using! Size wise, it’s a decent app with less than 100MB, so you might want to connect to a Wi-Fi before downloading it from the store.
The developers have promised to release frequent updates to make the app better than it is, with features such as Web3 integration and P2E architecture, and Architecture 9. They also promise to add more styling features, though you may suspect it would decrease the performance. Currently, there is no ‘incognito’ mode like Chrome provides to its users, but the developers say such an update would be released soon. Currently, this looks like one of the best alternatives for a web browser, though admittedly, there are scopes of improvement in the app.