APP WATCH: Mozilla launches new Firefox browser for Android

Mozilla promised something new for Android and we haven't had long to wait – the all-new Firefox browser for Android has just launched.

Yes, it is pretty much an all-new browser, reworked for better implementation of HTML5, Javascript, CSS, and with hardware API support. The end product is said to be around three times faster than the current browser and twice the speed of Chrome for Android, according to Mozilla. When it comes to browsing on data networks, that has to be a good thing. But speed isn't the only enhancement.

The browser now packs Flash support, with what's called a 'tap to play' feature. That means Flash content won't play until you tap on an icon, so if you don't want it, the Flash will not run – and will not chew into your data allowance.

Security and privacy are also dealt with in the new browser, this being the first mobile browser to support Do Not Track, while master password support, and HTTP strict transport security are also included.

Also here is a new personalised startup page based on most visited sites, tabbed pages, add-on support and the 'Awesome Screen', which uses Firefox Sync, bringing all of your browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, and form data from the PC to your mobile phone.

Its available to download now from Goolge Play and is compatible with Android OS 2.2 and above.

Source: TechRadar

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