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Firefox’s “Something Big” For Android Is Here, Turns Out To Be A “Screaming Fast” Browser Update

If you remember, Firefox ‘teased’ us with a “something big” is coming to Android tweet. It now turns out to be an update to the existing Firefox for Android browser. Not a minor update obviously, rather one which Firefox wants us to believe will make the browsing experience “screamingly fast”

“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.” reads the press statement.

Firefox says that the updated browser is much faster than the stock browser that is provided with an Android device and that it has been proved by industry benchmarks such as Sunspider. Firefox has also developed its very own benchmark, called Eideticker, which actually measures the user’s browsing experience as well as other time spent on the browser, such as playing games. The upgraded mobile browser now has HTML5 capabilities and lets you play Flash videos as well.

“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.”

Apart from these, the mobile browser also has all the security features that the full fledged Firefox browsers for the PC and Mac offer. “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.”

Then what we read, the new Firefox for Android seems like a must have. Do lets us know after you use it.


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