Firefox Beta for Android Now Available For Download
The mobile browser is no longer called a webpage killer, thanks to the technologies like HTML5 along with the hardware fitted inside the smartphones of nowadays. Now it is Mozilla who is going to make your mobile browsing experience even smoother with the release of its new Firefox Beta version of Firefox for Android.
“Firefox for Android Beta has all of the features you know and love like Firefox Sync, add-ons and tabbed browsing, plus a new Awesome Screen and enhancements to startup and response time, graphics performance and panning and zooming,” Mozilla officials said in a blog post.
“We are always working on a beta here at Mozilla, but this one is special because we’ve done a lot of extra work to add features, improve performance and address things that make mobile browsing faster and easier,” They added.
Firefox Beta 14 – Features And Improvements
The new Firefox Beta supports all Android devices with Froyo 2.2 version or higher. It is optimized for Android’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich. This 14th version of Firefox beta has redesigned its user interface and also the start page. Apart from this, Mozilla has revamped the Awesome Bar in this Firefox beta version in order to better integrate bookmarks and browsing history. Mozilla has added support for Adobe Flash in this new version. Tablets won’t update past version 13, but Mozilla is reportedly assured for a tablet-ready version very soon.
The biggest improvement comes in performance section. This new Firefox Beta version uses hardware acceleration. Result, web pages load significantly quicker. One more big improvement due to hardware acceleration comes in Panning and zooming architecture as it’s now smoother than ever before.
A significant change you will in the user interface is a more reliable navigation system. In earlier versions of Firefox, you accessed more tabs by swiping to the right, and accessing navigation tools by swiping to the left. Now just tap either in the Menu function or in the tabbed interface, which would enable you to quickly and effectively switch between tabs.
This Firefox Beta version brings the Pointer Lock APIs, plugin-style supplements, similar to Firefox in pc. Now developers can create add-on for Firefox Beta in order to add to Mozilla’s repository.