OpenVPN is a powerful Android app that uses VPNService API from Android 4.0 or higher and it doesn’t require a smartphone that’s rooted or jailbroken. The app is highly popular in the Android community as a result of the high quality features that it offers, but there’s something else about it that makes it desirable. OpenVPN is constantly being updated which makes it more secure, reliable and faster. In addition, these updates are also filled with bug fixes.
OpenVPN for Android 0.7.0 APK
Talking about updates, OpenVPN’s build number has been recently brought up to 0.7.0. The new update is available in form of APK (Android Package Kit) which means that interested users are required to manually download and install it themselves. Moreover, Android users who wish to install APK updates need to enable the “Install apps from unknown sources” feature which can be found in the Settings panel.
Nonetheless, the update weighs in at 17.36MB and it is targeted towards devices that run on Google’s latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. In addition, the update can also be installed on older devices because it requires a minimum of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The new update should be a top priority for all OpenVPN fans because it brings a bunch of changes which take the app’s performance to the next level. First off, the update introduces a new OpenSSL Version (1.1.0g). Things get even better because the update also contains a speed test for OpenSSL crypto algorithm.
We should also mention that the developers behind OpenVPN made sure to implement an “api.DisconnectVPN Intent” which makes it easier for users to gain control from other apps. This bug fix goes hand in hand with the addition of experimental support for OpenVPN 3 C++ core.