A mysterious startup bought the floating browser app Link Bubble from Chris Lacy a few weeks back, and today comes the first big change—Link Bubble is completely free now. The unlocker app is no longer listed in the Play Store and all premium features are included with the free download.

The company that acquired Link Bubble is currently doing business under that name, according to co-founder Brian Bondy. The change means that the following features are free to use in Link Bubble.

  • An infinite number of bubbles (tabs)
  • Themes base on website color
  • Article mode
  • Article mode for Android wear

The move to a free model indicates that Link Bubble is focusing on building the user base rather than monetizing every new download. The app has been updated about once a week since the acquisition and has added features like custom domain redirects, HTML file picker support, and more material design. Next up are some improvements to performance and stability, but new browsing features are on the horizon too.

The app was not found in the store. :-(