Lynket Browser update (v2.1) adds support for Android 10's bubbles

With the launch of the Android 10, Google brought in a lot of new and exciting features, system-wide dark mode, enhanced security controls, lots of customization options, new navigation-based gestures, to name a few.

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If we were to point out one thing, the new navigation gestures are more or less inspired by iOS’s gesture navigation. But, that is a matter of another discussion.

With new features in the Android 10, app developers have also got more functionalities to add to their apps and games. The recent one to join the list is the Lynket Browser. The app dev took to Reddit to confirm the latest update of Lynket Browser (v2.1) adds support for Android 10’s Bubbles.

I am the developer of Lynket Browser, it used to be called Chromer before. Today I am so excited to share Lynket 2.1 which adds support for Android 10’s bubbles for web multitasking.

For those who are unaware of the Bubbles feature on the Android 10, it allows users to have ongoing chats on screen in the form of a bubble while doing other tasks, simultaneously. In simpler words, the Bubbles is just like the Facebook Chat Heads that we are used to using on our devices.

Moreover, with the help of this new feature, the Android 10 also adds more functionality to the multitasking ability on a smartphone. Now, this new feature has been added to the Lynket Browser for enhanced functionality on web multi-tasking.

However, note that this update will be considered as Beta since the API on the Android 10 are not final and will keep on changing. FYI the Lynket Browser was formerly known as “Chromer“.

Below is the official changelog of the new v2.1 of the Lynket Browser;

2.1 – Android 10’s bubbles and search engines

General

  • NEW: Android 10 – Bubbles support! New browsing mode that uses Android’s native bubbles for web multitasking. Requires extra steps to be enabled.
  • NEW: Ability to change the default search engine.
  • NEW: Tabs launcher shortcut (Android 7.1 )
  • IMPROVED: Webview provider load performance after getting killed in the background
  • IMPROVED: If the clipboard contains multiple links, extract them and show as individual suggestion items in the search bar
  • FIX: Menu -> Copy Link does not work/slow sometimes
  • FIX: Webview provider bottom bar not respecting toolbar color setting
  • NEW: Suggest Kiwi and Vivaldi providers
  • NEW: Option to have list separated by new line when sharing multiple links, thanks @SubhrajyotiSen
  • IMPROVED: Android 10 support

Design

  • NEW: Lightweight and simpler app home screen
  • IMPROVED: Show search suggestion for history items as a grid with favicons
  • IMPROVED: New Tab search bar aligned to screen bottom

Performance 

  • IMPROVED: Improved custom tabs and app launch performance (reduce jank)
  • IMPROVED: Tabs switching performance

Sadly, this update does not bring the Dark Mode feature for the Lynket Browser. But, it does bring along some bug fixes and improvements to existing features. If you use Lynket Browser, feel free to let us know in the comments below whether you like this new addition of the features with the v2.1.

In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of v2.1:

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