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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
8.8
Great

"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
Firefox for Android is the free web browser that puts the power of the open web in your hands. The official Mozilla Firefox android browser is fast, easy to use, & customizable, with the latest security and privacy features to help you stay safe on the internet.

FAST. Access, browse, and search the web at blazing speeds
SMART. Keep your favorite sites at your fingertips with the new swipe friendly home with smart search
SAFE. Make sure your browsing stays safe & 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

Features:
★ Add-ons: Customize your web browser just the way you like it with add-ons including ad-blocker, password manager, and more
★ Awesome Screen: Firefox’s Android browser keeps everything organized so you don’t have to. The Awesome Screen automatically sorts your favorite sites onto one, easy-to-read page
★ Awesome Bar: Firefox learns from you as you browse, so you never have to waste time looking for a website. Search your Top Sites, Bookmarks, and History, and Firefox will help you find the site that you are looking for—with little to no typing.
★ Fast: Get to the internet faster, with quick start-up and page load times
★ HTML5: Experience the unlimited possibilities of the mobile internet with support for HTML5 and Web APIs
★ Mobile Video: Firefox’s Android browser is perfect for mobile video, and has mobile video support for a wide range of video formats including h.264
★ Reader: Automatically transform cluttered articles and stories into beautiful, easy-to-read pages right in your browser
★ Security: Keep your browsing safe & private. Control your privacy, security and how much data you share on the web.
★ Sync: Sync your Firefox Desktop tabs, history, bookmarks, and passwords to all your devices and streamline your browsing

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

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

Curious about add-ons? Check out add-ons for:
★ Browsing: Adblock Plus, AutoPager, Full Screen mobile, and more
★ Security: LastPass Password Manager, NoScript, Dr. Web LinkChecker, and more
★ Reading: AutoPager, Readability, X-Notifier lite, and more
★ Watching: Low Quality Flash, TubeStop, and more
★ Social Networks: Hootbar, 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
- Send videos to Chromecast and Roku devices
- Clear data when quitting option
- Enhanced tab management:
- Undo a closed tab
- List recently closed tabs
- Close all tabs at once
- Quick switch-to-tab option

Added: Aragonese [an], Frisian [fy-NL], Kazakh [kk] and Khmer [km]

CHANGED
- Android 2.2 and ARMv6 no longer supported

KNOWN ISSUES
MP4 videos will not play on Android L
Graphic buffer garbage visible in some instances

https://www.mozilla.org/mobile/notes/


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  • (70)

    by kelvinkern on 14/09/2012

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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 Ivan Maric on 18/10/2014

    Memory usage could be lower and sometimes it exits to home screen by itself. But still my main browser both on pc and phone.

  • (70)

    by Felix Nwajiani on 18/10/2014

    makes things ease.