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Firefox Launcher for Android is revealed

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Firefox Launcher for Android is revealed
At the InContext Conference on Wednesday, Mozilla showed off the Firefox Launcher it has designed along with EverythingMe. The launcher is said to deliver a customized experience for Android users, while allowing users to quickly find any app on their phone. The launcher uses the contextual app search found in the recently launched EverythingMe launcher, combined with the Firefox for Android browser.

The Firefox Launcher offers you recommendations and smart searches will recommend apps you already have installed, along with other ones that match a searched keyword. In the morning, the prediction bar suggests apps related to the weather. Think of the information you might hear on the radio during morning drive time. In the afternoon, the recommended apps might lean toward your calendar, local businesses (to find a restaurant for the evening) and some news apps so you can check what has happened that very day.

When you use the search feature on the launcher, related apps and websites you've visited appear on the phone. And the links go pretty deep. As an example, if you search for Katy Perry, instead of seeing the Spotify homepage, the launcher will reveal a Spotify shortcut to the singer's artist page. And if you search for 'news' or 'tech', you will see cards with relevant information to your search, including videos.

The app still has some work in front of it, before undergoing beta testing.

Screenshots from the Firefox Launcher for Android
Screenshots from the Firefox Launcher for Android
Screenshots from the Firefox Launcher for Android

Screenshots from the Firefox Launcher for Android


source: Mozilla via TechCrunch

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posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:01

1. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


Reminds me of Aviate.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 01:06 3

6. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 195; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Its Android you can make it look like whatever you like.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:13 1

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


What's r u guys looking at, forget about launcher,
Look at sexy Katy.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:08 1

2. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I am an iOS user but this is beautiful.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:08

13. lallolu (Posts: 248; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Android is beautiful.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:14

3. MacWiNux (Posts: 74; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


simple yet refreshing cleanlines?

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:16 2

4. asingha94 (Posts: 291; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


damm!!!this is why android!!

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 03:13

11. reckless562 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


effff ios

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:42 2

5. winter_hat (Posts: 106; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Have none of you used other launchers and icon packs? I'm not sure what's special about this....

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 01:12

7. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


yeah another day another launcher, till you bored or till you die

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 01:49 4

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Troll.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 01:36

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 792; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I'll stick with the standard launchers

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 03:01 1

10. josephnero (Posts: 325; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


reminds me of everything launcher beta

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:21

14. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


Yup, it is everything.me indeed, which was acquired by Mozilla for around 12mills

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:55

15. Anchorman86 (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


exactly

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 03:44 4

12. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


So if I search for porn that will be background?

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 13:37

17. Cyberchum (Posts: 281; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


What's so special about this launcher, the icon pack or what? There are better launchers with a good list of icon packs to choose from.

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