Brave, the privacy-focused browser, has announced the expansion of its AI assistant, Leo, to Android devices. Users can now access Leo directly within the Brave browser, allowing them to ask questions, summarize web pages, translate languages, create content, and more, all while maintaining privacy.

This marks a significant step forward for Brave, as Leo was previously only available on desktop. The Android rollout comes after a successful launch on desktops and signifies Brave’s commitment to providing users with a comprehensive and privacy-conscious browsing experience.

Accessing Leo on Android is simple. Users can either begin typing in the address bar and select “Ask Leo” from the suggestions, or they can tap the three-dot menu and then “Leo.” Once activated, Leo provides a chat interface where users can interact and receive assistance.

One of Leo’s key strengths is its focus on privacy. Unlike other AI assistants that often collect and store user data, Leo operates differently. When a user interacts with Leo, their queries and the context of the conversation are sent to Brave’s servers. However, once the chat is closed, all records are erased. Additionally, Brave does not collect identifiers like IP addresses, and no personal data is retained by the AI models themselves.

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This commitment to privacy is a major differentiator for Leo, setting it apart from other AI assistants in the market. By prioritizing user privacy, Brave aims to provide an alternative for those who are concerned about the data collection practices of other companies.

The arrival of Leo on Android expands the capabilities of the Brave browser and offers users a unique way to interact with the web. With its focus on privacy, Leo provides a valuable tool for those who want to enjoy the benefits of AI assistance without compromising their online privacy.