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Buran

Simple Gemini browser for Android
New in version v1.11
Changelog:

- HTTP proxy support

- Previous scroll position is stored

- Local links and redirects are fixed

- Minor tweaks and bugfixes
Buran is a simple Gemini protocol browser for Android which allows users to explore geminispace in style.

This application has no external dependencies and does not require any nonfree services, using only default system libraries. It has been fully localized in English and French, and supports an array of accessibility and quality-of-life features.

Buran is a fork of Ariane by ÖLAB allowed under the terms of the European Union Public Licence.

Versions

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version v1.11 (12) suggested Added on 2022-08-02

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 2 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version v1.10 (11) - Added on 2022-06-27

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 2 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log