Tor Project released the first stable version of Tor Browser for Android.
The Android version of Tor Browser is based on the same approach as the original, and it’s supposed to block trackers, keep users protected against surveillance, resist fingerprinting, and maintain a high level of privacy.
With the Tor Browser for Android, traffic ends up relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network.
The first version of the Tor Browser for Android has a version number of 8.5 and is in sync with the rest of the Tor Browser releases — for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
“We made sure there are no proxy bypasses, that first-party isolation is enabled to protect you from cross-site tracking, and that most of the fingerprinting defenses are working,” officials said in a post. “While there are still feature gaps between the desktop and Android Tor Browser, we are confident that Tor Browser for Android provides essentially the same protections that can be found on desktop platforms.”
Tor Browser for mobile devices is exclusive to Android, and iOS version won’t be released.