Tor Browser for Android is now based on updated Firefox app

Tor Browser is an impressive browser that routes all the requests from your network through the encrypted Tor network that is intended to provide complete anonymity. Browsing the web with Tor used to require Orbot and Orfox apps till they were combined into the single Tor Browser last year. This browser has received significant update and switching to the codebase used by the new Firefox for Android.

Mozilla has come up with new Firefox app for Android to everyone earlier this year and the Tor Project has been working since April to switch its Android browser to the new codebase. The app is now based on Firefox 82.1.1 and uses the Tor version to connect to the Internet. It has got various privacy extensions built-in like with the desktop browser. The stakeholders at Tor Project has said that we will continue working on closing the gap with the Tor browser for desktop. It also include implementation of the Circuit Display and New Identity features plus it also supports the Onion Location header and the short “.tor.onion” URLs among various others.