The market may be over-saturated with web browsers, but this doesn’t seem to stop the CyanogenMod team from working on a new one. The project’s name is Gello, and since the competition in this particulare niche is extremely tough, it plans to stand out through a wide array of customization.
Gello is Chromium based, so CM has taken advantage of Chrome’s open-source engine. CyanogenMod’s Joey Rizzoli shared a short teaser with the public in which some of Gello’s most notable features can be seen.
These include an option to save pages for offline reading, night, immersive and power saver modes, the ability to save downloads in a preferred location and name the files before saving them, an “edge swipe” navigation mode between websites, as well as per site privacy settings.
There are probably tons of other features we’ll see in Gello, but for now we’ll have to settle for the ones showed in the teaser. Also, Rizolli says, Gello doesn’t support low end handsets with small system partitions, but no specific hardware requirements have been mentioned yet.
Some greeted the new browser with a negative attitude, and Rizolli responded promptly:
“CyanogenMod Team does not hate Google, this is not a way to steal Google’s work (chromium is opensource), nor me (or any other CM team member) wants you remove Chrome from your device. You’ll always be free to choose to install your GApps package alongside with CyanogenMod”
Gello is still under development and not even a hint of the launch date was mentioned. What we do know, is the browser will be open source, thus others will have the possibility to participate with new features and improvements, but also use its source code to build a new browser.
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