Mozilla is working on a new Android browser, and it's not called Firefox

Mozilla is working on a new Android browser, and it's not called Firefox
Mozilla, the company behind the very popular Firefox browser and a couple of other lesser-known ones, seems to be working on yet another one for Android. 

Codenamed Fenix, it's a pretty secretive project that could probably be very well defined by the single comment in the GitHub repository: "Fenix is not your parent's Android browser". We are talking pure speculation here, but this sounds like Mozilla is aiming for a very private browser tailored for mobile -- and hopefully it includes an incognito mode. If you think that incognito mode is a standard feature these days, tell it to Opera Touch which comes sans the essential featurette.

As a refresher, Firefox has the following items in its development lineup:

  • Firefox, the flagship browser of Mozilla's;
  • Firefox Focus, a lightweight browser aiming to improve mobile experience
  • Firefox Rocket, exclusive to some regions;
  • Firefox Klar, another region-exclsuive browser.

Of course, each of these has its own purpose and intended audience, which could be hinting that Fenix would be catering to another niche of potential Firefox users that are using the Android platform. There are no clues if an iOS version is coming along as well. No further info about Firefox's secretive Fenix project is known at this point, but we guess we'll know more as soon as the browser materializes.

source: GitHub via Reddit

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5 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Icyfox?

2. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

I spit on Firefox for Android. It's extremely slow and useless, total chraap! Samsung Browser is the best!

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Edge is good browser. lots of features too

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Brave browser is an excellent alternative to Chrome browser and Yandex as well.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1476; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Opera, Samsung browser and edge. The latest Samsung browser update has a bug. I read PA by opening multiple tabs but they become unresponsive. Hitting the recent button is a workaround and I'm sure it's not a ram issue.

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