On Sept 9th 2019 Vivaldi finally delivered their Mobile experience in beta form.
First impressions are good, it’s fast and the UI is fairly intuitive. The menus aren’t buried 10 layers deep, so intuitive in fact it took me all of 30 seconds at first boot to sync my data with Vivaldi servers. I hope they keep it this way. If their desktop experience is anything to follow they probably will.
I have been using their desktop browser for a while now, it’s a good alternative to Chrome and Firefox. Their desktop browsing experience is built on chromium, so all Chrome plugins work in Vivaldi as well.
For those curious about Vivaldi’s hostory, the President of this company used to run the show at Opera before it was sold to the Chinese.
He took the money from that sale and started his own browser company, which is now Vivaldi. Me, I can finally ditch the Opera Mobile experience and start using Vivaldi mobile.
Still in beta mind you so I’m sure it will have some hiccups.
I also have yet to figure out how to sync my passwords and bookmark data.
While I was writing this post, the mobile browser ended up syncing all my data. Have to be patient I guess.