Firefox Launcher for Android is revealed

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.


source: Mozilla via TechCrunch

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17 Comments

1. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Reminds me of Aviate.

6. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

2. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I am an iOS user but this is beautiful.

13. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Android is beautiful.

3. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

simple yet refreshing cleanlines?

4. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

damm!!!this is why android!!

11. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

effff ios

5. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

7. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

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

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Troll.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I'll stick with the standard launchers

10. josephnero

Posts: 788; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

reminds me of everything launcher beta

14. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

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

15. Anchorman86

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

exactly

12. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

So if I search for porn that will be background?

17. Cyberchum

Posts: 1111; Member since: Oct 24, 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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