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NordVPN for Android: release notes

Nov 07, 2019 · 4 min read

NordVPN for Android: release notes

Catch up with the latest releases of the NordVPN app for Android. Each time we pack a new version and push the code, we aim to make the app experience better for our 10M-install club. You know what to do to keep your online security on point – always hit that update button.

NordVPN 4.2.3 (latest)

07/11/2019

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    To split tunnel or not to split tunnel, that is the question. Now you can select apps you don’t want to run through the encrypted VPN connection.
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    Server list is no more: when you select a country, our smart server picker will connect you to the best server out there. If you really really want a specific one, search is your go-to.
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    Now you can give us instant feedback about your connection quality. Was it like driving an F1 racer? Or rather a slow and bumpy ride? We want to know.

NordVPN 4.0 ⭐️

12/9/2019

This is a big moment for our app 🎉 The next-gen NordVPN 4.0 is ready to roar to life! 🦁

Before diving into the tech specs, we want to give kudos to the star behind this release – Super K 🦸 (yes K, we’re pointing at you!) He steered the ship of our Android team all the way through the expedition 4.0, and now he’s drifting away to lead another lucky team ⛴

Pardon the multitude of emojis over here – we know it’s not common in our communication. Yet we believe that’s the proper way to honor all the fascinating work K has done with our Android app and to say “bon voyage” 👏 K, you’re the real master of emojis because hey, finding the perfect descriptive emoji for every 🐛 and ⚒ is a form of art!

Now, let’s unfold the magic of the NordVPN version 4.0 👇

While the second and third generations of the app were marked by radical changes in the UI, this time we’ve focused on the very essence 🧬 We worked the code base from the ground up, revamping the fundamentals of our VPN implementation.

These changes will open new paths in making the NordVPN app the best version of itself – with more stability in connections, more smoothness in overall performance, and, of course, new exciting features 🚀 The future is bright, guys ☀️

NordVPN 3.17

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    The app was sometimes lazy in responding to ‘Quick Connect’ presses. That attitude has been fixed. You will now know things are happening from the get-go.
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    We made the login error messages clearer. You will now know what to do without having to consult a seer.

NordVPN 3.16

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    Roaming through a country’s server list and hitting ‘Back’ at some point would take you back to the start. Now it takes you back a single step at a tap. Like proper reverse navigation should.
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    After sailing the oceans and seas in our world map for years, ships have sailed away. Nobody said it would be easy. But we had to let them go for the sake of design refresh.
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    A few bug fixes and a few cosmetic tweaks.

NordVPN 3.15

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    When you connect to a specialty server, you’ll see its category highlighted in the server list.
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    Search is now better at searching.
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    Tweaked the auto-connect function to make it work smoother on cellular networks.
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    BREAKING: performance improvements.
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    Fixed a bunch of minor bugs, including the one when the app would re-open after you closed it in the initial loading screen. Closing means closing now.

NordVPN 3.14

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    New: Custom DNS. Now you can set a DNS server address of your choice.
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    We changed the way you access obfuscated servers. Simply head to Specialty Servers and look for ‘Obfuscated’ in the list.
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    More order, less scrolling. Servers in the Specialty categories are now organized by country and city.
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    Boosted performance. Improved connectivity. Fixed bugs. That’s the triple result of under-the-hood tinkering.

NordVPN 3.13

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    Long-press the app icon on your home screen and be amazed: shortcuts for Quick Connect and your recent connections are right there! Simply tap and connect instantly.
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    We believe in going global by being local. To make our app intuitive and easy-to-use for non-English users, we’ve thoroughly reviewed and improved our translations.
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    Some of our pop-up screens couldn’t handle the landscape mode: rotating your phone would make them disappear. Not anymore.

NordVPN 3.12

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    Added the Recent Connections section. It conveniently sits below the Quick Connect button, so it’s super easy to jump back to any of your latest connections – just a single tap, actually.
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    You’ll notice the Quick Connect button in all its majesty now. It is more thumb-friendly (=bigger) across the entire app – not only in the home screen.
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    Numbers are displayed in Western Arabic numerals in all languages.
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    Fixed bugs that made a few app sections look not so pixel-perfect.

NordVPN 3.11

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    The app is now available in Arabic!
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    Moonwalking backwards is cool. You know what’s not? The app displayed backwardly because of poor right-to-left support. We apologize our users who had terrible user experience and we’re making the app RTL-friendly with this release.
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    Several weird and rare bugs were ghosting around. Not anymore. End of the story.

Don’t have the NordVPN app yet? Download it now.


Elle Friberg
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Elle is a content writer at NordVPN. Being ever-curious, she always finds unexpected angles in the internet privacy and security field to turn into gripping stories.


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