Tor Browser for Android — First Official App Released On Play Store

Tor Browser for Android — First Official App Released On Play Store


Wohooo! Great news for privacy-focused users.

Tor Browser, the most popular privacy-focused browser, for Android is finally out of beta, and the first stable version has now arrived on Google Play Store for anyone to download.

The Tor Project announced Tuesday the first official stable release of its ultra-secure internet browser for Android devices, Tor Browser 8.5—which you can now download for FREE on your mobile devices from Google Play Store.


Tor Browser is mostly used by privacy-focused people, activists, journalists, and even cyber criminal gangs to avoid government monitoring. It allows users to browse the Internet anonymously, by hiding their IP addresses and identity, through a network of encrypted servers that bounce their web requests around multiple intermediate links.

Access to Tor anonymity network was previously available on Android mobile operating system only through other apps or browsers like Orbot/Orfox app, but you can now use the official Tor Browser built on Firefox on your mobile device.

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The first alpha build of Tor Browser was released by the Tor Project back in September last year, and since then, the developers have worked hard to provide the same protections users get on the desktop variant to the Android platform as well.

"Mobile browsing is increasing around the world, and in some parts, it is commonly the only way people access the in ..