This is not a well-known fact, but there’s another native SAFOS browser developed by Sputnik labs. The problem is that this browser is the default browser for Aurora OS, but there’s no way for Sailfish users to get access to it. I have contacted the company with the question whether they would be willing to make their browser available for Sailfish users some time ago, and their reply was that they could consider this. Unfortunately, nothing has changed since then. I’m wondering if Jolla could contact the Sputnik Labs with the very same request to make the browser downloadable at least from their website. Unfortunately, in Russia you need to be some official entity to expect a productive communication with a company, this is just how things work here.
Btw, they claim that this Sputnik browser is developed with an emphasis on privacy and security and provide a list of features to support this claim. There’s also a desktop version of the browser available both for Windows and several Linux distributions downloadable from their website, so anyone interested is welcome to give it a try. Due to the fact that the Jolla browser issue has been trailing the SAFOS development from the beginning, and it can’t catch up with most recent Gecko engine, I believe we all will appreciate a small effort from Jolla to have their customers have an access to an alternative native browser. Now that we’ve seen many examples of nice collaboration between Jolla and OMP, this should be feasible, I think.