APP WATCH: Firefox for Android extends its reach

The app has been around for a while, but the reach wasn't as good as it could have been. However, the coverage of Firefox for Android has just got a little better. In fact, it has got a lot better.

Here's why. Mozilla has now included support for ARMv6 processors, which are found in more than half of the existing 500 million Android smartphones in circulation. That means 250 million more users can get their hands on an alternative browser from this week.

Previously, the app would only work with Android 2.2 phones and above running with an ARMv7 chip. Not so now. If you want to know what that means in real terms, check out the Mozilla site, which explains which tablets and smartphones are able to take advantage of the new app. You'll also need 16MB of storage and 512 RAM.

Not just a compatibility upgrade either, the latest version of the app also brings enhancements for the visually impaired. Those include TalkBack integration for browsing the web with screen reading technology, while new Android accessibility features like Explore by Touch and Gesture Navigation are also instantly compatible,

If all of that appeals, you can get the app now from  Google Play.

Source: TechRadar

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