One of the biggest ever update to Firefox browser for Android is on its way. Firefox Later this spring, has promised everyone using the Firefox browser on their Android phones and tablets they will get the update. Your favorite features — like your history, bookmarks, saved logins, and tab sharing — will stay the same. Here’s what else you can look forwards in this upcoming firefox for andriod release
1. It’s faster
The upcoming update will introduce faster speeds than prior versions, powered by a completely overhauled browser engine and a speedier, more intuitive design. Performance is what we all need to work better and reduce the long wait of pages loading.
2. Keep your data to yourself, by default
Trackers and there Tracking has become an epidemic online with companies following every move, click, and purchase, you make online collecting data to predict and influence what you’ll do next. We think that’s a gross invasion of your privacy. With Enhanced Tracking Protection, you’ll be protected from many of the most common online trackers, by default everywhere you use Firefox, now including on your Android. This is actually one of the best things about the new release none of us wants to be tracked online.
You’ll be invisible to the top online trackers — social media trackers, cross-site tracking cookies, fingerprinters, cryptominers and other invasive tracking content — when they attempt to follow you . Tap on the shield icon to see what trackers Firefox has blocked on your Android. Plus, by blocking 2000+ trackers from following you (and dragging you down), Enhanced Tracking Protection gives Firefox a speed boost. Win-win!
This update will initially include support for one of the most popular extensions on Android, uBlock Origin. Additional extensions will be supported in subsequent releases so you can customize and expand your mobile browsing experience even more. So in summary look forward to this popular extension;
- uBlock Origin
4. Declutter your tabs with Collections
We see you, tab hoarders, and we 💛 you. Now you can organize your most useful, favorite and just plain must-have open websites into Collections. Think of them as flexible folders for your mobile tabs. They’re great for grouping tabs around a theme of your choosing, like History Paper Research or Favorite Recipes or Morning Routine or Summer Vacation. Tab Collections are collapsed into tidy groups at the bottom of your Firefox for Android homescreen below your open tabs, for clear organization.
5. One tap to private mode
Switching between regular and private browsing modes is as quick and easy as tapping the mask button on the top of the screen. When the menu bar is purple, you’re in private mode. Open multiple tabs, then X them out individually or close them all in one tap of the trash can.
7. Big screen, average thumbs, no problem
If you’ve ever had the experience of trying to tap the top of your phone screen one-handed, we know your struggle. The new Firefox browser for Android lets you switch the menu bar to the bottom of the screen for easier reaching. 👍
We hope you’re as excited as we are about this update to Firefox browser for Android. If you can’t wait for the public release later this spring, check out the Developer edition today.