I’m glad I found and am sticking with Brave. I have a few browsers that make it into my rotation; Vivaldi, Firefox, and Brave. Right now, Brave gives the most balanced performance across Windows, Android, and Linux. It’s fast, open source, and overall runs well. I can finally run Brave in Manjaro Linux and not see the sandbox error, so it looks like it’s fixed for now.
Why almost? A couple of reasons that I’m sure will be improved over time. I know you haven’t even reached version 1.0 yet.
I’m assuming/hoping that tab syncing is in the future. It’s such a useful feature in other browsers, and you have sync setup for bookmarks. I figure it’s just a matter of time.
Fonts are hard to read in Windows. This is the bigger of my two concerns. It’s harder to read text in Brave right now, so I find myself falling back to Firefox, just for the font rendering. This is a constant problem with Chromium builds, but it seems like fonts are even thinner in Brave. I’m hoping that this will improve in time. For now, I use Mercury Reader and Reader View extensions when I can and my reading glasses when I can’t.
I wish I could get better privacy results from Panopticlick’s browser test on Android, but it does pass the first two tests… somewhat. I’m afraid to turn on script blocking, since that can really mess with web sites. Otherwise, I’m pretty pleased with the basic adblocking.
Thanks for all the hard work, team! You’re my current go-to browser on Android and are becoming more so on desktop, and I’m really fickle about my browsers.