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Android app using WireGuard®

David Wibergh, about Announcements

OVPN's Android app has been beta tested by users since the end of June. Today, we're releasing it to everyone. The Android VPN app only supports WireGuard because:

  • WireGuard offers much greater speed than OpenVPN on weaker devices like phones
  • WireGuard is more battery efficient than OpenVPN which is an important factor to consider if you want to be connected throughout the day without constantly having to charge your phone
  • WireGuard works much better on roaming devices than OpenVPN due to the way it is designed. On a phone you will typically be moving around a lot and switch from network to network, so it is important that the VPN connection can handle roaming well

Our Android app is easy to use, while being secure. The kill switch is always enabled and DNS leaks are prevented.

The app automatically selects the fastest VPN server for you. But you can also select a specific country to connect to.

All countries that OVPN has VPN servers in are listed in the region view when connecting. The countries are displayed in alphabetical order and show your latency to the various data centers. Green means low latency and red means high latency, which probably leads to lower speeds as the data center is far away from you.

To ensure the integrity of our customers the WireGuard key pair rotates automatically every 14 days. It is possible to change the rotation between 1 day and 28 days if desired.

You can download the app via Google Play, alternatively by downloading the APK file directly from our website. If the APK file is downloaded, updates must be installed manually.

David Wibergh