Link Bubble, the popular and unique Android browser, has been sold to an unnamed American startup. Independent developer Chris Lacy, who also sold TapPath as part of the deal, announced the news this week along with a major new update.
If you’ve never heard of Link Bubble, here’s a quick explanation. Basically, the app loads each link you click in an individual bubble that hovers along the edge of your screen; the design is pretty similar to Facebook Chat Heads. This makes it possible to load articles in the background and then access them extremely quickly.
Lacy notes that he simply wasn’t able to update Link Bubble as quickly as he would have liked, but that’s set to change under this new ownership. To start, the app is getting support for drop down elements, along with a Material Design refresh, the option to change the toolbar color, and support for six more languages. You can also set specific domains to load directly in a regular browser.
Hopefully we’ll see a lot more updates for Link Bubble in the future. We’re also dying to find out who bought the app from Lacy, though the fact that the company is in stealth mode means we probably haven’t heard of it before.
If you already use Link Bubble the transition should be completely seamless. If you’ve never tried it, now seems like a pretty good time to start.