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CyanogenMod teases new customizable browser called Gello

CyanogenMod has begun teasing a new customizable web browser for Android based on Google's Chromium, which will be named Gello.

Published onJuly 2, 2015

CyanogenMod Gello browser

CyanogenMod has begun teasing a new Chromium based web browser named Gello. In a market already full to the brim with third party browsers, Gello’s unique selling point will be tons of customization options.

Not a whole lot is known about the browser at the moment, but a few teaser images and a five minute silent demonstration video from CM team member Joey Rizzoli have given us a glimpse at a few of the features so far. Some of the most notable options include:

  • the option to save pages for offline reading
  • the ability to rename and alter the save location of downloads
  • night mode
  • immersive mode
  • power saver mode
  • moving between sites with an “edge swipe”
  • site-by-site privacy settings, including pop-up, microphone, and ad controls

In his post, Rizzoli notes that Gello won’t be compatible with less powerful handsets with small system partitions. So it appears that all these extra features come at the expense of extra resources. He also responded to some of the more cynical responses to Cyanogen’s recent announcements.

“CyanogenMod Team does not hate Google, this is not a way to steal Google’s work (chromium is opensource), nor me (or any other CM team member) wants you remove Chrome from your device. You’ll always be free to choose to install your GApps package alongside with CyanogenMod”

There’s no ETA for Gello at the moment as development is still on going. Upon release Gello will be completely open source and others will be able to contribute their own ideas and features to the project.

Let us know if you spot any other features in the video below.

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