GApps Sandboxed Browser APK

Version 1.19 - com.tobykurien.google_news
Last updated: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 1:45:55 UTC
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GApps Browser is a sandboxed browser for Google sites for privacy.

GApps Sandboxed Browser apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.19 (19)
Apk Size67.79 KB
App DeveloperToby Kurien
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android2.1 and up
App Packagecom.tobykurien.google_news.apk
MD54333560fc5a386e66898097becf4c193
Rate5
Website https://github.com/tobykurien/GoogleNews

Download GApps Sandboxed Browser 1.19 APK

App Description

GApps Sandboxed Browser is tobykurien,google_news,communication,gapps,browser, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Toby Kurien website who developed it. com.tobykurien.google_news.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.1 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.19 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 1084+ times on store. You can also download com.tobykurien.google_news APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

GApps Browser is a sandboxed browser for Google sites. What this means is that you can browse Google mobile websites securely within the app, but any external links will open in your default browser or other app. It is not much more than an embedded browser (please don't rate this app badly because of this), but it has many uses.

The main use for GApps Browser is that you can stay logged out of Google on your main browser (for privacy and security - it is recommended that you disable cookies and flash local storage). This way, you cannot easily be tracked by Google or have your Google session hijacked when on public Wifi. GApps Browser automatically uses HTTPS for all requests to Google.

GApps Browser is a great way to access your Google data and services on someone else's device (when borrowed, for example). Also, if you value your privacy and want to avoid leaking location, phone book, photos, and other data on your Android device to surveillance systems like PRISM, XKeyscore, Tempora, etc., then you can install CyanogenMod or other AOSP-based ROM on your device *without* GApps, and instead use this app to access Google's services in a sandboxed and controllable way (your Google data is already compromised by PRISM).

Lastly, Google's web apps are well-written - with this app you can start to question the gap between HTML5 apps and native apps. Google's web apps are mobile-enabled, load fast, have rich functionality, and generally use less bandwidth than native apps. Give it a try! 

Features:
- Works like Mozilla Prism on the desktop. This is a mostly chrome-less browser that gets out of your way.
- Completely full-screen browsing (if you enable it in the settings)
- Securely browse Google sites (uses HTTPS)
- Blocks 3rd party requests (images/scripts/iframes outside of Google's domains)
- Blocks requests to non-HTTPS URLs to maintain security
- User agent setting allows more rich mobile experience
- External links open in your default browser (recommend turning off cookies and plugins on that browser)
- Long-press links to choose how to open them
- Uses much less bandwidth than native apps (like Google+ app). No background sync'ing.
- Google's sites scale beautifully to most screen sizes, and are fast (usually faster than apps). 
- Features local data storage and caching for reduced bandwidth usage and better speed.

GApps Browser (previously called GoogleApps) is open source. Visit the app's website for more information and source code. Also in available is WebApps sandboxed browser that will allow other sites like Facebook and Twitter to be run in a sandbox - get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tobykurien.webapps

Sites enabled: Google Plus, News, Groups, Ingress Intel, GMail, Calendar, Tasks, Drive, Maps, Search. Other Google sites (e.g. Android developer Console) are also accessible via the links within the apps or via Search.

GApps Browser is a sandboxed browser for Google sites. What this means is that you can browse Google mobile websites securely within the app, but any external links will open in your default browser or other app. It is not much more than an embedded browser (please don't rate this app badly because of this), but it has many uses.

The main use for GApps Browser is that you can stay logged out of Google on your main browser (for privacy and security - it is recommended that you disable cookies and flash local storage). This way, you cannot easily be tracked by Google or have your Google session hijacked when on public Wifi. GApps Browser automatically uses HTTPS for all requests to Google.

GApps Browser is a great way to access your Google data and services on someone else's device (when borrowed, for example). Also, if you value your privacy and want to avoid leaking location, phone book, photos, and other data on your Android device to surveillance systems like PRISM, XKeyscore, Tempora, etc., then you can install CyanogenMod or other AOSP-based ROM on your device *without* GApps, and instead use this app to access Google's services in a sandboxed and controllable way (your Google data is already compromised by PRISM).

Lastly, Google's web apps are well-written - with this app you can start to question the gap between HTML5 apps and native apps. Google's web apps are mobile-enabled, load fast, have rich functionality, and generally use less bandwidth than native apps. Give it a try! 

Features:
- Works like Mozilla Prism on the desktop. This is a mostly chrome-less browser that gets out of your way.
- Completely full-screen browsing (if you enable it in the settings)
- Securely browse Google sites (uses HTTPS)
- Blocks 3rd party requests (images/scripts/iframes outside of Google's domains)
- Blocks requests to non-HTTPS URLs to maintain security
- User agent setting allows more rich mobile experience
- External links open in your default browser (recommend turning off cookies and plugins on that browser)
- Long-press links to choose how to open them
- Uses much less bandwidth than native apps (like Google+ app). No background sync'ing.
- Google's sites scale beautifully to most screen sizes, and are fast (usually faster than apps). 
- Features local data storage and caching for reduced bandwidth usage and better speed.

GApps Browser (previously called GoogleApps) is open source. Visit the app's website for more information and source code. Also in available is WebApps sandboxed browser that will allow other sites like Facebook and Twitter to be run in a sandbox - get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tobykurien.webapps

Sites enabled: Google Plus, News, Groups, Ingress Intel, GMail, Calendar, Tasks, Drive, Maps, Search. Other Google sites (e.g. Android developer Console) are also accessible via the links within the apps or via Search. 

App ChangeLog

  • Fix for random crashes

App Screens

GApps Sandboxed Browser App Screen 1GApps Sandboxed Browser App Screen 2GApps Sandboxed Browser App Screen 3GApps Sandboxed Browser App Screen 4GApps Sandboxed Browser App Screen 5

Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.hardware.faketouch
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

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.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Alien 2003-avatar

    Alien 2003

    2019-08-29T00:00:33.696Z

    add GPS support for maps

  2. Monty Mole-avatar

    Monty Mole

    2019-11-16T08:51:55.102Z

    Want to like it but it Blocks Every News Site!

  3. Kevin George-avatar

    Kevin George

    2019-04-17T04:46:01.211Z

    Not a browser.

  4. Dharmendra Kumar-avatar

    Dharmendra Kumar

    2020-12-05T10:06:38.719Z

    Useful

  5. Mandula Abogada-avatar

    Mandula Abogada

    2016-05-30T11:08:24.300Z

    I Can't get into this browser because it's too much like MSN browser and too gimmicky with News articles, and the two finger magnification doesn't work at all. Google Chrome works better in enlarging any site for viewing options. Why not get AOL or Yahoo if you want to see the News and view ads? I guess people has rated this as good not because it's better just because it's new. Constantly seeing crying phone saying unable to load page on preloaded articles in the browser.

  6. Lancer X-avatar

    Lancer X

    2015-09-05T13:44:53.688Z

    This app should be on every android (powered by GOOGLE) device, especially now with changes to account and privacy and apps and data history access, this app gets you to all, in a nice, simple and secure (private) umbrella,Great App,Kudos to the Developer!!! Another great find !!!!!

  7. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2016-08-21T17:04:11.651Z

    Nice, exactly what I needed. Seems to be a bug in changing font-size, though. Doesn't take effect after going Back. Workaround is to restart via Recent screens.

  8. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2015-02-04T06:58:01.400Z

    Nothing working to bring back my failing Intel on ALL PLATFORMS until I found this GEM of a program! Logged into Intel with the SAME LOGIN and now it works AND runs faster and more smoothly than it does in Chrome on Android and it hasn't accidentally zoomed in to sidewalk level ONCE. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I would recommend this program to ANYONE using Ingress Intel just because of the superior performance. It does jump a bit, but recovers every time and loads 2-3X as quickly without hanging. A+

  9. Steve Brown-avatar

    Steve Brown

    2015-08-03T06:55:49.848Z

    Great development.

  10. Ravindra Thoriya-avatar

    Ravindra Thoriya

    2014-08-04T12:35:54.118Z

    Thanks for update Keep it up

  11. Thaw Thaw Npt-avatar

    Thaw Thaw Npt

    2014-03-19T07:40:39.146Z

    Like!

  12. Zelda. Y. Tucker Tucker-avatar

    Zelda. Y. Tucker Tucker

    2014-01-13T05:09:04.609Z

  13. Marie Fernando-avatar

    Marie Fernando

    2013-11-20T23:23:53.135Z

    Excellent

  14. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2013-08-22T11:32:41.143Z

    ... to the developer for this, and for the lack of required permissions. Also, check out the file size. An e-mail to your grandmother takes up more space!

  15. AMAL SHIWANTHA-avatar

    AMAL SHIWANTHA

    2013-10-23T08:52:45.279Z

    Good

  16. Shelene Kurien-avatar

    Shelene Kurien

    2013-08-11T16:44:31.912Z

    Excellent for accessing Google stuff when you use Cyanogenmod without gapps installed, to avoid leaking info to Google

  17. Zelda Tucker-avatar

    Zelda Tucker

    2013-08-13T15:18:37.509Z

    Zelda tucker

  18. Mandip Dosanjh-avatar

    Mandip Dosanjh

    2015-03-16T20:27:44.231Z

    I tried this because of Ingress Intel map...but it loads as painfully slow as on any other browser...uninstalled.

  19. Trump 2020-avatar

    Trump 2020

    2017-10-07T12:19:37.954Z

    No Url bar to type in website address and go directly to chosen website.

  20. Michelle Lyn-avatar

    Michelle Lyn

    2013-06-28T16:05:48.594Z

    Good job... I really like it

  21. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2012-11-15T23:48:14.902Z

    Great!

  22. Marlieanna Lemm-avatar

    Marlieanna Lemm

    2014-10-13T04:14:47.456Z

    Good thought

  23. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2019-03-16T10:14:39.795Z

    nice

  24. Jasbeer Singh-avatar

    Jasbeer Singh

    2015-05-05T14:43:55.315Z

bot