The browser market on Android has been severely competitive, although Google Chrome always secures the first place. Popular Android software developers – Cyanogen has been working to bring an all-new Android internet browser which is completely Google-free, yet with the optimization of Chrome. Gello browser on Android has been under development for almost a year now, and it is finally available for users to try out.
Note: Since the Gello browser is fresh out of the oven, you can expect some bugs until Cyanogen team releases it officially. Gello is currently supported only by Android devices with Android 6.0 or higher, but devices running 5.1.1 and higher should work as well.
Step 1: Download Cyanogen’s Gello browser
The Gello browser app is not available on the Google Play Store yet, so you have to manually download and install it to your Android device. Start off by opening the Cyanogen website and download the Gello browser for Android (download link).
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Step 2: Enable “Unknown Sources” and Install the app
Before you can install the Gello browser app, head over to the Settings app and scroll down to find the Security tab. In the Security tab, scroll down to find “Unknown Sources” and tap on the toggle switch next to it.
Now that you have enabled unknown sources, tap on the downloaded .apk file and press on “Install” and wait for it to complete. Now that you have installed the app, you can find the Gello browser as simply named “Browser” in your app drawer.
Step 3: Configure Gello Browser
Although being a completely Google-free version of Chrome, Gello offers the core performance of Chromium (Chrome’s open-source version). However, there are a few neat features that you can uncover from the browser settings.
Tap on the three-dot menu and press Settings to open up a new page on the app. In the “Interface” section, you can find multiple options that you can enable by tapping the toggle switch right next to them.
- Edge navigation
- Colored status bar
- Night mode
Do you find the Google-free experience on the Gello by Cyanogen enthralling? Would you rather just stick to the good old Chrome like you always have? Let us know what you think of Gello by Cyanogen in the comments section below.
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