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

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Firefox for Android gets 'speedy and powerful' update for tablets
Firefox for Android has been updated 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

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