12 Best Android Browsers for Fast Browsing, Privacy and Add-ons in 2024 Besides Chrome

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Best Android Browsers for Fast Browsing, Privacy and Add-ons

Google Chrome is the most popular Android browser, but there are many other great options available. Everyone considers Chrome as a good choice, of course, it is. Google is an internet giant and has committed a lot to the improvement of its Chrome browser.


Googlebot is the largest web crawler and its search engine receives about 8.5 billion queries every day. Therefore, chrome has enough access to data and the capacity to handle such data. Data from Statistica show that Chrome has over 3.22 billion users. This is a total market share of 74% of all browsers.


Chrome also seems to be the browser with the highest number of Add-ons and other unique features. However, several other Android browsers can be great to use as well, offering you several benefits.


Why You Might Need More Browsers Besides Chrome:


  • Multiple browsers help you access a platform on same device without being noticed.

  • It is much advisable to use different browsers while having multiple accounts online. This is because, in case of violation of terms, it would be hard to detect your other accounts unlike opening different accounts on one browser.

  • In case a browser carries malware or malfunctions, it is easier to switch when you have different browser options.

  • Some browsers are faster than others. Chrome is great but it is surely not the fastest browser.

  • Using multiple browsers is good for privacy and security reasons. Some browsers are strictly designed to secure your private information.

  • Some browsers have add-ons over others. This give such browsers additional functions. Chrome has the highest number of add-ons.

Note: Add-ons are additional programs that function as apps to browsers just like phone applications help your phone do more than its default functions. Examples of add-ons are Chrome extensions.

These are the Fastest and Secured Browsers You Can Use in 2024:

1. Bing Browser

Bing browser was developed by Microsoft as one of it's browsers others being Edge and the retired internet explorer. Last year, Microsoft integrated ChatGPT into Bing creating a super browser that can chat and respond to any query in human conversational tone. This makes Bing browser one of the best browsers on the internet. It boasts of about 1.1 billion users every month making it one of the most popular browsers as well.


Microsoft Bingbot is the second largest search engine bot in the world after Googlebot. That gives its products including Bing access to large data just like Google.


Microsoft Bing browser

2. Mozilla Firefox

Firefox is a popular desktop browser that also has a great Android app. It's known for its strong privacy features and its customizable interface.


Firefox is the third most popular browser globally having 362 million active users. This proportion amounts to a 4.92% market share.


Note: Vivaldi has replaced Firefox as the default browser on some devices but Firefox remains one of the most used browser. Continue reading to learn more about Vivaldi.

Mozilla Firefox browser

3. Edge browser

Edge is also owned by Microsoft just like Bing. It was created in 2015 and has been seen then being the default browser for most Microsoft applications and devices including Windows.


One good thing about Edge is that it does most of the things Google Chrome can do including the availability of developer tools feature. It also has add-ons which makes Edge a superb browser choice. However, with the improvement of Bing browser, Edge seems to be having a regression in the number of users each year. Yet, it sees about 300 million users.


Edge browser

4. Opera browser

Opera browser is another popular browser that has a great Android app. Opera browsers come in form of Opera Mini or Opera GX for gamers. It's known for its speed and its data-saving features.


Opera browser comes with a lot of additional features including a default media download button and a unique user interface. Opera has 350 million global users and about 2.9% market share.

Opera mini browser


5. Brave browser

Brave is a privacy-focused browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. It also has a built-in ad blocker and tracker blocker. So, if you don't want annoying ads or anyone to track your data through cookies and other tools, Brave is a goal.

Brave browser

6. Vivaldi browser

Vivaldi is a customizable browser that lets you change the look and feel of the interface to your liking. It also has a built-in note-taking tool and a built-in ad blocker. Vivaldi had over 2.4 million active users in 2023. And having replaced Mozilla Firefox as the  default browser on some devices has a great chance ahead.


Thinking about a browser with maneuverable UI? Think about Vivaldi.

Vivaldi browser


7. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused browser that doesn't track your browsing history. It also has a built-in ad blocker and tracker blocker. This browser has close to 100 million users and has its search engine bot. It is fast and secure.

Duckduckgo browser


8. Samsung Internet Browser

The Samsung Internet Browser is a fast and secure browser that's optimized for Samsung devices. It has a built-in ad blocker and tracker blocker, and it also supports extensions like Chrome browser. It is secure, fast and prioritize your privacy. The setback is that it's only available to Samsung users.

Samsung browser


9. UC Browser

UC Browser is a popular Chinese browser that's known for its speed and lightweight design. It also has a built-in ad blocker and tracker blocker for privacy protection. Once you have good internet, this browser having minimal features loads faster than its counterparts.

UC browser


10. Maxthon Browser

Maxthon Browser is a feature-rich browser that offers a variety of customization options. It also has a built-in ad blocker and tracker blocker. Not many people know about this browser but if you try using it, you might have a reason to testify about it.


The availability of features like the ads blocker indicate that Maxthon has strong privacy protection and security potential.

Maxthon browser

11. Puffin Browser

Puffin Browser is a fast and secure browser that uses cloud computing to speed up browsing. It has about 150 million users and exist in different forms for different devices including Android devices. With all the features, Puffin is fast and secure for use.

Puffin browser

It also has a built-in ad blocker and tracker blocker. It has high speed and is recommendable for large search searches.


12. Tor Browser

Tor Browser is a privacy-focused browser that uses the Tor network to encrypt your traffic and protect your privacy.

Tor browser for darkweb

It is known as "The black browser " by many because Tor is the most popular browser for accessing the dark web.

These are just a few of the many great Android browsers available. If you're looking for a new browser to try, be sure to check out some of these options.

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