Honestly, I haven’t paid attention to the shortcuts for a while. It’s when I have noticed that they have been changed again that I have verified at Google Play that Brave has been updated recently. That was the case, as I suspected.
Not sure if that matters, but the shortcuts were in a folder, and not directly on the home screen. But I suppose that the same thing happens when they are directly on the home screen. I haven’t tested that though.
Chrome was disabled, so I have enabled it, then I have created two shortcuts on the home screen: one with Chrome and one with Brave. Then I have updated Chrome with Google Play. No problem with the shortcuts. Finally, I have disabled Chrome again, and the shortcut created with Chrome has been removed (as it should). The other shortcut is still correct.
I can’t test again the behaviour of the shortcuts with Brave, as I have now the latest version, but if you want more tests, give me a link to download an older version, and I will be happy to help.
BTW, I don’t create shortcuts on the home screen any more. They are handy, as using them from the favourites folder in Brave requires more clicks, but not absolutely necessary, and I am tired of having to recreate them after each update. So, if you want more feedback, please tell me here when an update will be available. I will create a shortcut before updating Brave, just to verify…