I was surfing through Privacytests website and i found Bromite is not doing good and Firefox is in the same situation but Brave and Mull are going great, And as i really just don’t like Brave i was thinking in choosing Mull over Firefox, But can i really trust them as i just know nothing about them???
Help me decide guys and thanks for your help
For anyone interested, here is the git page:
It’s a browser that’s been mentioned in the privacy community for quite a few years now. Being a fork, of a fork, it can take a bit longer to be updated to the latest version of Firefox, but the developers seem to be doing a decent job. The patches do seem to be an improvement, and I didn’t notice anything suspicious, when I checked DNS logs, a few years ago. You might be able to make most of these tweaks yourself, as it can be done via about:config. I also haven’t heard of anything malicious done, via this project, which is nice to see.
Personally, on Android, I moved to Brave. Though, I used to use Mull, as my main browser. It’s also good that FF supports some addons, on Android. uBlock Origin was the first thing I used to install.
Thanks for your honesty Blurb but don’t forget about fennec Fdorid and Ice Raven
I didn’t forget about Fennec, as that’s what Mull is forked from. As for Ice Raven… I’ve never hear of it, until now. Any relation to Waterfox? Also, on IceRaven’s GitHub page, it seems their last update was 3 weeks ago. Compare that to Mull, which was 3 days ago. Is a slower update cycle the norm for them?
Ice Raven has the most extension support of all the fire fox forks out there
Any idea on how they’re doing it? I recall full addon support being abandoned around 2017. It’s also why I mentioned Waterfox. Back when they supported Android, that was their unique selling point. Plus ice/water.
I’d reframe the question somewhat, from Should I trust Mull over Firefox to Should I trust Mull and Firefox (using Mull doesnt eliminate the need to rely on and trust Mozilla/Firefox).
The popular privacy-maximizing Firefox ‘spins’ are more like a highly pre-configured and somewhat tweaked version of Firefox, not a fundamentally distinct browser, most (not all) of the privacy features they enable are built into Firefox and built by Firefox developers, they are just not enabled by default for the mainstream-enthusiast market for Firefox. What I mean to say is the vast majority of the development and the code for projects like Librewolf, Mullvad Browser, Mull, etc, comes from Mozilla/Firefox, the downstream projects are more or less a layer of additions and subtractions and a customized/pre-configured experience for those who don’t want to do it themselves (or can’t).
As far as Firefox based browsers on Android go, I like Mull and I like Firefox Nightly with the uBO extension.
I’m a bit late, but I would say this depends on whether you want more privacy or more security. Though you could technically have both with base Firefox.
As mentioned by others, Mull is a browser fork and as such won’t push updates quite as fast, but if you don’t consider this a huge risk, there’s no harm in opting for it.
Firefox can be configured to be more like Mull should you want, plus you’ll get the benefit of fastest updates all the time.
If it were me, I personally feel safer with the added security of regular upstream firefox.
If you are particularly concerned about security, as mentioned in PrivacyGuides Firefox on android does not yet support site isolation or enable IsolatedProcess, and as such, you may be better off with a Chromium browser.