A statement from the company said Vivaldi was meant to be customisable by the user as he/she wished, with the important difference from other browsers being that there was no tracking involved.
“The browser you choose on your mobile device requires more and more agility to be effective in your day-to-day. Vivaldi rises to the challenge,” said Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner.
“As the way people use phones continues to evolve, we’ll strive to continually innovate, bringing the best possible browsing experience to your mobile devices.”
Vivaldi also allows one to use the Clone Tab feature to create copies of an page which is being displayed.
Search engines can be switched on the fly using nicknames in the address bar, with each search engine using the first letter of its name as a nick.
The Vivaldi mobile beta also offers private browsing, which means two people can use the same device; the owner can stay logged in on the main window and the other person can use a private tab to look at whatever they want to.
Taking screenshots is another function that is on offer. And Vivaldi also offers a way to clean up screen clutter.
“True innovation is only possible through an open, collaborative approach. That’s the relationship we share with our users,” said von Tetzchner.
“We’re working closely to develop a browser that they call their own – a browser that will help them to be efficient anywhere – on any device.”
There is no version of Vivaldi planned for iOS because Apple does not allow any browser on iOS which is not based on the same version of WebKit that its own browser, Safari, uses.
Screenshots: courtesy Vivaldi Technologies