Firefox Browser for Android

Firefox Browser for Android

50,000,000 - 100,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • High-speed navigation
  • Security
  • Friendly-user interface
  • Supports HTML5
Cons
  • Flahs isn't supported
  • No data compression
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Firefox in your pocket"

Reviewed by / Aug 27, 2014

One of the most complete and balanced Android browsers

Speaking of old dogs: Firefox has a good pocket version to offer. Its cross-platform nature make Firefox for Android almost mandatory if you are already a desktop user. However, Firefox has much more to offer than just tab and bookmark sync. Starting from a polished and neat interface with a handy tab management and a ridiculous amount of features including incognito mode, full html5 support, add-ons and built-in phishing and malware protection.

It doesn't offer data compression mode though which results in poorer speed compared to other browsers. However, the differences are in many cases so trifling that doesn't turn into a big concern. Especially given all the other benefits of choosing Firefox as your default browser.

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Developer's original description available here
We make it Firefox. You make it your own. Meet our most customizable Android browser yet. Fast, smart and safe, the official Firefox for Android browser from Mozilla offers more ways than ever to make your mobile browsing experience uniquely yours.

FAST. Access, browse and search the Web at blazing speeds.
SMART. Share and search just how you like, and keep your favorite Web content a tap away with our most customizable and intuitive features yet.
SAFE. Make sure your browsing stays safe and private with extensive security settings, add-ons and features like Do Not Track.

In the Press:
“For many Android users, Mozilla’s updated Firefox app could quickly become their favorite mobile browser... I’ve found it to be the best mobile browsing experience I’ve had yet.” – VentureBeat

“The first thing you'll notice about the new version of Firefox for Android is how fast it really is…Firefox stands out for quick page loads and really smooth panning and zooming around web sites. “ – Lifehacker

"On my Samsung Galaxy S II, the new Firefox glides smoothly through any web page, whether it’s optimized for mobile browsing or not.” – TIME

“Firefox for Android is a lot snappier now. It starts up quicker and loads Web pages faster… What that means for the user is a much better browsing experience” – Information week

Key Features:

★ Customizable Home Panels: Customize and display your Firefox for Android Home panels however you like. Add new Web content any time and access your favorite feeds — like Instagram and Pocket Hits — instantly.
★ Sync: Sync your Firefox desktop tabs, history, bookmarks and passwords to all your devices and streamline your browsing.
★ Add-ons: Customize your Web browser just the way you like it with add-ons including Ad-Blocker, Password Manager and more.
★ Speed: Get to the Internet faster, with quick startup and page load times.
★ Accessibility: Over 59 supported languages can be easily selected through the browser settings.
★ HTML5: Experience the unlimited possibilities of the Internet on mobile with support for HTML5 and Web APIs.
★ Mobile Video: Firefox for Android has mobile video support for a wide range of video formats, including h.264.
★Security: Keep your browsing safe and private. Control your privacy, security and how much data you share on the Web.

For a complete list of features, check out mzl.la/FXFeatures

Learn more about Firefox for Android:
★ Have questions or need help? Visit support.mozilla.org/mobile
★ Read about Firefox permissions: mzl.la/Permissions
★ Learn more about what’s up at Mozilla: blog.mozilla.org
★ Like Firefox on Facebook: mzl.la/FXFacebook
★ Follow Firefox on Twitter: mzl.la/FXTwitter

Curious about add-ons for Firefox for Android? Check them out on AMO:
★ Browsing: Adblock Plus, AutoPager, Full Screen mobile and more
★ Security: LastPass Password Manager, NoScript, Dr. Web LinkChecker and more
★ Reading: AutoPager, X-Notifier lite and more
★ Watching: Low Quality Flash, ProxTube and more
★ Social Networks: Shareaholic, Foursquare and more

ABOUT MOZILLA
Mozilla is a proudly non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people's hands. We're a global community of users, contributors and developers working to innovate on your behalf. When you use Firefox, you become a part of that community, helping us build a brighter future for the Web. Learn more at mozilla.org.

Recently changed in this version

NEW
- Mirroring support for Chromecast
- Added support for Prefer:Safe HTTP header
- Wikipedia search now uses HTTPS (en-US only)
- Public key pinning support enabled
- Redesigned first run experience

HTML5
- Device Storage API enabled
- ECMAScript 6 WeakSet
- JavaScript Template Strings
- CSS3 Font variants and features control

FIXED
- MP4 video playback on Android L

Known Issues
- Flash does not work on Android L
- MP3 files do not play on Android L

http://mozilla.org/mobile/beta/notes


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  • (70)

    by wesleyvanhaute on 29/04/2011

    Shit stuff !!! crash my samsung android

  • (70)

    by labmouse13 on 15/04/2011

    Need to allow for personal digital cert installs, otherwise, not too bad for beta.

  • (70)

    by Lulapalusa on 22/03/2011

    Do not cover my expectatives. If you are looking for an advanced browser, Dolphin is far better.

  • (70)

    by danielquarterman74 on 20/01/2011

    its a joke

  • (70)

    by Utibe Abasi on 08/12/2014

    I'm not sure why but it has been crashing quite often. i have had to resort to using Chrome especially when using the phone for browsing

  • (70)

    by John Herman on 08/12/2014

    It is not good enough. It's just that it doesn't pick up "all" types of chrome cast capable sites so essentially it's half useless. Used to be it was incomparable to any other browser app but lately it's as if there are a whole new flock of people working on it and they have never seen a browser before. Good luck Firefox.