Tor project releases Tor Browser for Android with the highest privacy protections that include block trackers, Resist Fingerprinting and Multi-Layered Encryption.
The first alpha version of Tor Browser for Android is available from through the official Google Play Store and the stable release is expected in early 2019.
With the alpha version of Tor users also need to have proxy application Orbot installed in the device to connect the Tor Browser for Android with the Tor network. Tor project says with the stable release Orbot proxy is not required.
For the past year, we’ve been working to reach the rising number of mobile users worldwide.
Introducing Tor Browser for Android (alpha), the mobile browser with the strongest privacy protections ever available.
— The Tor Project (@torproject) September 7, 2018
Tor browser ensures your communication around a distributed system of transfers keeps running by volunteers all around the globe.
It prevents some person viewing your Internet connection from realizing what websites you visit, it prevents the websites you visit from learning your physical location, and it gives you a chance to get to websites which are blocked.
when a client begins utilizing Tor, it goes through the primary hub in the circuit from a pool of 2500 out of 7000 PCs, which named as “Entry Guard” which has high uptime and accessibility.
Tor Browser for Android – Features
Tor Browser isolates each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you. Any cookies automatically clear when you’re done browsing.
Defend Against Surveillance
Prevent someone watching your connection from knowing what websites you visit. All anyone monitoring your browsing habits can see is that you’re using Tor.
Tor aims to make all users look the same, so Tor Browser for Android makes it difficult for you to be fingerprinted based on your browser and device information.
When you use Tor Browser for Android, your traffic is relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network. The network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run servers known as Tor relays. Watch this animation to learn more about how it works.
With Tor Browser for Android, you are free to access sites your local internet service provider may have blocked.