First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store
Today, the Tor Project released on the Google Play Store the first stable version of the Tor Browser for Android. This new mobile browser integrates the Tor protocol stack into a standalone browser and replaces Orfox as the main way to navigate the Tor network from an Android device. Tor Project developers have been working on this browser for eight months now, since September 2018, when they first released an alpha version for public testing.
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. The Tor Browser v8.5 was also released today for the other platforms. There is no official Tor Browser version for iOS, but the Tor Project recommends that iOS users install Mike Tigas’ Onion Browser iOS app if they want to use Tor on iOS.
Mozilla is also currently funding a research grant for academics to find a way to integrate the Tor protocol into Firefox, where it plans to use it as a ‘Super Private Browsing Mode.’ Firefox is the browser on which the Tor Browser has been built on.