Kiwi Browser adds support for shortcuts in the address bar, 64-bit devices, and foldables

Kiwi Browser adds support for shortcuts in the address bar, 64-bit devices, and foldables

One of the great things about Android is the ability to choose a different default browser. Google Chrome is popular and great for most people, but not everyone loves it. Kiwi Browser is one of our favorite Chrome alternatives and it recently received an update that adds shortcuts in the address bar, 64-bit devices, and support for foldable phones.

First, we’ll start with shortcuts in the address bar, otherwise known as “bangs.” Bangs are shortcuts that can take you quickly to search results on other websites. For example, if you want to do a quick Wikipedia search, you could type “!w android” and it will take you straight there. In that example, “!w” is the shortcut and it can be followed by whatever you want. I was not able to get this to work in the latest version of Kiwi, but that should be ironed out soon enough.

The udpate also brings support for 64-bit devices and better support for foldable phones. The latter is pretty cool even if very few people will have access to foldable phones. We’ve covered Kiwi in the past and it has a ton of great features. Earlier this year, it added text reflow support, Chrome extensions, a reachability button for large displays, and gestures. If you’re looking for a new browser to try out, give Kiwi a shot. Download it below from the Play Store or XDA Labs.

Changelog

This version includes fixes (Google Translate language detection, images on the new tab page) and minor changes.

Added support for bangs (shortcuts in the address bar starting with !) in ‘US’, ‘CA’, ‘GB’, ‘UK’, ‘FR’, ‘DE’, ‘ES’, ‘IT’, ‘IN’, ‘BR’.
Type !bangs in your address bar to learn more about it (only if you use “Default search” in Settings).

Added support for X64.

Better support for foldable phones.


Kiwi Browser - Fast & Quiet
Kiwi Browser - Fast & Quiet

Kiwi Browser on XDA Labs

Read more about Kiwi Browser in the XDA Forums

Want more posts like this delivered to your inbox? Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

READ THIS NEXT