View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
June 27, 2012

Mozilla launches Firefox for Android

Firefox for Android comes with a personalised start page that saves user time getting where he want to go on the Web

By CBR Staff Writer

Mozilla has introduced its new version of its mobile browser for Android smartphones and tablets with HTML 5 support and improved speed.

The Firefox for Android browser comes with a redesigned user interface, enhanced tabbed browsing, tweaks to accelerate browsing while users can search right from the address bar.

Mozilla has also developed Eideticker, that measures the actual user Web experience and they built Firefox for Android to it, yielding an experience that is two times faster than the stock browser.

Firefox for Android comes with a personalised start page that saves user time getting where he want to go on the Web. It also supports Flash, enabling users to watch videos, play games and interact with Web content on Android phone.

The new release includes an Awesome Screen powered by Firefox Sync delivers all user browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and form data to the Android phone. It delivers user security with features like Do Not Track, Master Password, HTTP Strict Transport Security and more.

Mozilla has also optimised user favorite features like tabbed browsing, Firefox Sync and Firefox Add-ons to deliver enhanced mobile browsing experience.

Firefox for Android features new HTML5 capabilities that will enable developers to create enhanced Web apps and websites based on HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and other open Web standards.

Content from our partners
Rethinking cloud: challenging assumptions, learning lessons
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond
The hidden complexities of deploying AI in your business

Earlier version of Android Firefox browser was compatible with devices running Android 2.1 and above while the new version will be compatible only on smartphones running Android 2.2 and above versions.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU