Firefox for Android gets 'speedy and powerful' update for tablets

Firefox for Android gets 'speedy and powerful' update for tablets
Mozilla has introduced an updated version of Firefox for Android in the Google Play Store. The update brings to Android tablets the same features and functions found on Firefox for an Android phone. Mozilla characterizes the update as "Speedy and Poweful" as it makes everything about the browser faster from loading up pages to panning and zooming. Not only are all your favorite sites just one tap away, but the 'Awesome Screen' brings you your bookmarks, browsing history and passwords. The Firefox for Android browser is now compatible with Adobe Flash Player for Honeycomb tablets even though Firefox has added some new HTML5 capabilities to the browser.

The changes that are listed on the Google Play Store, where the browser can be installed for free, include faster start-up for tablets and a new design, new security and privacy options like Do Not Track, enhancements to tabs including the ability to swipe to close them, the ability to find specific text using "Find in Page" and the option to request desktop versions of sites. Bookmarks and history can now be imported from the stock Android browser, the Download Manager can pause, resume, cancel, or retry downloads and certain personal data can be removed from the Settings menu. Mozzila has even added a new HTML5 based multi-player role playing game called BrowserQuest that can be played over the desktop or mobile Firefox browser.

Since the update brings the same features and functions of the Android smartphone version of the browser to Android tablets, you might want to check out the video below.

source: Mozilla, FirefoxforAndroid via MobileBurn



1. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Firefox is seriously fast. On my Desire HD the current Firefox Beta is something like a second or two faster than Webkit based browsers like Dolphin and the stock Android browser in Sunspider.

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I hope the Android Firefox doesn't suffer same fate as the PC Counterpart with speedy upgrades and way too many bugs. So far i'm impressed to see that the firefox team did a good job with the Android version.

3. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Amazing , it's much much better than the last time I used it 3 months ago. It's really speedy and powerful. You guys must try 3 finger-swipe adds-on: it works really well, although when you swipe it also roll you website but it's just the minor issue. From now on, I use firefox and wait for the next update of Chrome

4. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i love firefox on PC!! chrome just give f**king lag all the time always crash, freeze, etc... internet explorer sucks..

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I use Chromium on Ubuntu Linux, I haven't encountered any lags yet as much as I do on firefox

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

nah... im on a windows 7 proffesioinal... firefox really is a good browser..been using it for years...but im curious about chrome, so i installed it..but gonna uninstall it for giving me a head ache... i like to have 2-3 browser in my computer!

6. Aeires unregistered

Thanks for the tip, I've been trying it out and really like what they've done.

7. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

it uses the elastic bounce that is patented by crΔpple firefox is going to be sued by rotten apple

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