New Firefox Beta for Android brings new UI and Flash support

New Firefox Beta for Android brings new UI and Flash support
Earlier this month, Mozilla said that Firefox would be getting a unified UI across all platforms, and today, Firefox Beta for Android got a facelift and other improvements, so this may be the start of that promised unification. Although, if it is, it is a bit strange that mobile would see the new UI before any other platform, not even the Aurora (dev) channel for desktops has seen the new UI. 

In addition to a redesigned UI, the new version of Firefox Beta is promising "significant" improvements in performance, which sounds great, but it has also become also as expected as the promise of generic "bug fixes" in each release. The browser also has a new start page, but maybe best of all is that it has finally added support for Flash. 

Part of how Mozilla was able to up the performance and other improvements was by bumping up the minimum requirements for Firefox Beta. So, now instead of requiring Android 2.0 or higher, you must have Android 2.2 or higher. Of course, that still covers the vast majority of the ecosystem, so it shouldn't be a problem. 

If you want the newest Beta version, it's available for free in the Google Play Store, and if you want the newest of the new, Mozilla does offer the Aurora channel for Android on its website

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7 Comments

1. Yusei

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Thx for sharing Michael H. Actually it's very nice in my GNote. Fast, stable, very snappy and synced all my bookmarks Cumps

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

FYI Tablet's do not have access to flash.

5. Yusei

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I don't have in my Note, maybe FF assumes Note like a tab, it happens in swiftkey too. Regards

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The new update brings FF to version 14. On my phone it is 14 but on my Xoom it is still 13.0?

7. Yusei

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Same here.

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

After 6weeks Firefox 2.0 announced along with Firefox 3.0 beta After another 6weeks Firefox 3.0 announced along with Firefox 4.0 beta Another another another 6weeks Firefox 4.0 announced along with Firefox 5.0 beta

4. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

i wonder if its better than dolphin HD or chrome? never like firefox on pc though

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