14 Apr

Announcing the beta of our redesigned Android app!

We’ve taken a lot of care to make sure that DuckDuckGo feels native and right at home on any Android device. Together, with new visuals to reflect Android Lollipop, we’re introducing several features to make searching faster, easier, and more fun.

The new app makes it easier to collect your favorite stories and searches in one place. Switching between pages and reaching page-specific options is much easier now that the menu has been simplified, and your recent and favorite searches are now part of the search process.

You can check out the beta for yourself right now. We would love to hear your feedback so we can improve our app even further. We’re listening!

Visit the following link on your Android phone to download the beta: https://duckduckgo.com/app/android.beta.apk . An associated sha1 is available at: https://duckduckgo.com/app/android.beta.apk.sha1 .

Disclaimer: After installing the beta it is not possible to install the official app without uninstalling the beta app. The beta is installed as an update to the official app. Your saved stories and searches will remain untouched and will appear in the beta app. Once the improved official app is released on Google Play you'll be able to update back to the official app. Your saved stories and searches will then again remain untouched and will appear in the official app.

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Thanks for your sharing. great work!
I love your design, very thanks, it's so useful..

posted by duduul • 3 years and 4 months ago Link

Duck Duck Go sounds interested, I m gonna download this as my default search engine

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 4 months ago Link

Great! Sharing the news with my friends!

posted by BrendaNavarro • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Looks great! Startup time is indeed a bit slow.

Suggestion: make an "always enable NSFW content" in settings.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

wow, amazing design

posted by comorecuperaratumujer • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Thank you!

posted by zac Staff • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Haven't noticed three slowness yet, but I specifically installed this because it looks good now. I wasn't using before because it didn't look good.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

have not tried it. might get when I get my own phone. looks really kewl.

posted by FoxGibble410 • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Agree with the comment above that it's loading slowly. Also, the device's menu button (e.g. bottom left of the screen) does not trigger the app's menu, at least on my phone (Galaxy S with Cyanogenmod 11/Android 4.4).

posted by tagawa Staff • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Great! Sharing the news with my friends!

posted by sebasorribas community_leader • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

Is there a Github for this beta?

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 5 months ago Link

I just installed the app. Is there a reason why it asks permission to see our pictures?

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 months ago Link

It's nice and the effects are smooth but
1. It's launching very slowly. This defeats the purpose of search as I have to wait for the app to launch
2. The widget search bar is not working.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 months ago Link

App not installed - an existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed :(

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 months ago Link

If you already have the DDG app on your phone, delete that one, and then install the beta' APK.

posted by Bull3tM0nk3y • 3 years and 6 months ago Link

Love it.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 months ago Link