Mozilla updates Firefox for Android adding Flash, speed and enhanced security

Mozilla updates Firefox for Android adding Flash, speed and enhanced security
Firefox for Android comes with one killer feature - you can synchronize it with your desktop Firefox and have all your bookmarks and pages straight on your phone, but now Mozilla is making its Android browser even better by adding speed and power to it.

Earlier last week, the company teased us that a “Fast. Smart. Safe.” Firefox is in the works, and now it’s out on Android’s Google Play.

The new Firefox brags with faster than stock Android browser performance in everything from startup through page loading and pinching in and out to zoom. Also, it’s now the fastest in benchmarks like SunSpider. The new Firefox also supports Adobe Flash so you can check out videos online and play Flash games.

The looks of the new Firefox browser are also brand new and more streamlined, with a start page which you get to personalize. The Awesome Screen as Mozilla humbly calls its browser search bar comes with browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and form data, all synced with what you already have set up on desktop (if you have Firefox Sync on, that is).

Thew new Firefox also comes with enhanced privacy options with features like Do Not Track and Master Password. It’s all free, so it wouldn’t hurt checking it out - the link is right below.

Download Firefox for Android [Google Play link]

source: Mozilla

 Mozilla Launches a Speedy and Powerful Upgrade to Mobile Browsing with
  Firefox for Android

As a pioneer of the Web, Mozilla unlocked the Web experience on the 
desktop with Firefox and we are doing it again in mobile. We’re proud to 
announce a new Firefox for Android is now available for download 
in 
the Google Play store. The new Firefox for Android is a snappy and 
dynamic upgrade to mobile browsing that makes it faster and easier to 
get where you want to go on the Web.

*Super Fast*
We redesigned Firefox for Android to make it a screaming fast and 
personalized upgrade to mobile browsing that lets you take your Web 
experience everywhere you go. You’ll notice dramatic performance 
improvements that make Firefox on your Android phone super fast with 
everything from startup and page load times to panning and zooming and 
Web app performance when you just want to play Mozilla’s BrowserQuest 
game with your friends.

Firefox for Android is significantly faster than the stock browser that 
ships on Android phones according to the leading industry benchmarks, 
such as Sunspider. In addition, we developed a new benchmark, called 
Eideticker, that measures the actual user Web experience and we built 
Firefox for Android to it, yielding an experience that is two times 
faster than the stock browser.

*Upgrade to Mobile Browsing*
Firefox for Android has a fresh, streamlined look with a personalized 
start page that saves you time getting where you want to go on the Web. 
The new Awesome Screen powered by Firefox Sync delivers all your 
browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and form data to your Android 
phone. We also optimized your favorite features like tabbed browsing, 
Firefox Sync and Firefox Add-ons to deliver the best mobile browsing 
experience possible.

Firefox for Android supports Flash so you can watch videos, play games 
and interact with more Web content on your Android phone.

Based on the same open technology platform as the desktop version of 
Firefox, Firefox for Android offers the highest level of privacy and 
security features in mobile browsing. Firefox respects your privacy and 
protects your security with features like Do Not Track, Master Password, 
HTTP Strict Transport Security and more 
.

*Upgrade to the Web Platform*
New HTML5 capabilities in Firefox for Android enable developers to 
create rich Web apps and websites based on HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and 
other open Web standards. As the advocate for the Web, Mozilla exposes 
new Web APIs 
and 
submits them to standards groups to move the Web forward as a platform. 
Among the standards that Mozilla helped build are Camera API, Vibration 
API, Mobile Connection API, Battery Status API, Screen Orientation API 
and Geolocation API.

You can play Mozilla’s HTML5 BrowserQuest multi-player role playing game 
across desktop and mobile Web experiences to see just how powerful, fast 
and fun the Web can be.




FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless