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  • Even using alternative search engines like http://lite.qwant.com, the only browser for Android I can find which doesn't require creating an account on Google Play or the AppStore is the Chinese browser UCBrowser (www.ucweb.com) from Alibaba's group, as well as its "mini" edition, for which the apk can be downloaded directly.

    However:
    In 2015 it was revealed as part of the Snowden leaks that UCBrowser leaks sensitive IMSI, IMEI and MSISDN data, which was used by intelligence agencies to track users.
    Source: Wikipedia

    Edit: UCBrowser spies many things like your personal informations, contacts, phone calls, ...
    Definitely not for me!

    Opera mini seems offering no direct download link.
    Edit: Opera mini offers a fast invisible download link for those not having a Google Play account.
    However, this browser spies all your movements (GPS), contacts, browser history, ...
    Definitely not for me!

    I read that Mozilla itself financially depends at 86% on Google.
    Edit: Going to http://firefox.com/m, you're redirected to some page on Mozilla's website.
    At the bottom is a small link "Firefox for other languages and platforms".
    You can download Firefox without an Android account.
    However it is not better than others as for your privacy.
    For instance, will track your GPS position. [ed. note: Jul last edited this post 2 years, 10 months ago.]