Two months after its last release here it is Vivaldi 5.2 a new version of the web browser for PC (Linux, Mac, Windows) and Android and in both directions there are novelties, although they are repeated, common functions that reach one side or the other, which are refined and others.
Thus, one of the standout elements of Vivaldi 5.2 is the Reading list, this function introduced by Chrome and to which Vivaldi gave a twist, for example, extending it to the side panel of the browser where there is a search option for quick filtering; or by adding it to the synchronization system, in order to have it available on different devices.
With the release of Vivaldi 5.2 for Android, in fact, the app’s playlist is fully integrated with the data synchronization system.
Another feature of the desktop version of the browser that debuts on mobile is the translation paneltherefore, it is not only possible to translate web pages or text fragments on the fly, but it is also possible to do so by pasting specific text, as if it were a translation application.
Back with the PC browser, Vivaldi 5.2 improves the respective information when ad blocker and trackers which incorporates a new statistics panel located on the homepage and a new tab, where additional information is displayed on blocked items, total number of blocked ads and trackers, etc.
Other new features in Vivaldi 5.2 include the return of the private Qwant search engine to choose from, improved performance when moving tabs, general fixes in the mail, calendar and newsreader components, and of course, fixes and optimizations in the database. of the browser, which with this version makes the jump to Chromium 100.
Learn more about Vivaldi 5.2, in the official announcement of Vivaldi for PC and Vivaldi for Android.
In short, Vivaldi 5.2 is a restricted release that took longer than desired to appear, considering the monthly pace that virtually all major web browsers today have taken.
In fact, there’s a pat on the wrist for the developers, and that’s that they took two months to fix a bug introduced in Vivaldi 5.1 where Linux users had to experience buffer overwriting when the use of autocompletion in the domain of direction. Two months to fix a bug introduced by them, although Vivaldi 5.1 received several updates with fixes. Unacceptable.