- Brave just launched a redesigned version of their browser, based on Chromium
- 22% faster load times for many sites
- Built in ad blocker
Replacing the previous Muon-based browser, the new Brave browser can block ads and trackers that cause your computer to slow down as well as invade your privacy. It is a redesigned Chromium-based desktop version that delivers 22% faster load times. The browser is pitched as a free, fast, and secure web browser that is compatible to various mobile devices. It comes complete with optimized data and improved battery performance.
Closing in on 1.0
The new update is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux. The release is considered a milestone on Brave’s journey to version 1.0, although a few more updates are expected before the official launch of a 1.0. With this version, new features such as Brave Rewards will be available. Although that feature is still in beta, users can use this feature along with cross-platform sync.
Originally, the Chromium-based release was only made available to early adopters as well as developers last September 6th. After this, they created an initial beta designed for a larger base on 27th September. However, developers can still see the latest improvements in Build Channels, which feature the Beta as well as Dev builds.
As for the previous Muon-based browser, it will no longer be available for download on the company’s site. However, users who are currently using this browser will still get some necessary updates to guide them on how to fully upgrade to the new version.
Things to Expect from the New Brave Browser
In line with the new version’s release, the developers are also sharing some internal performance tests as well as metrics which focuses on various significant performance improvements with their newest Chromium-based browser. On average, the new browser has a 22% faster load time as compared to the Muon-based version. This makes this release the fastest from them yet. These improvements can help users to save up to 12 seconds browsing time on certain ad-heavy sites.