Firefox for Android updated, brings tablet support

All the Firefox fans with Android devices out there, there’s a reason to cheer today. Firefox is back with an update for their popular 3rd party web browser for Android. A lot of changes and improvements have been incorporated. The interface has been redesigned, and tablet support has left the beta stage, so that’s great news for tablet users.

Tablet support has been missing on Firefox since its inception. Mozilla has been offering beta version of Firefox for tablets for some time, but today they’re pushing the final version. The interface of the browser for tablet has undergone a major overhaul. The current version of app is 15, so tablet support was long overdue. We’re just happy that it has finally come out.

According to Mozilla developers, they’ve worked hard to bring “dramatic improvements” to the overall design and performance. They claim that the user experience of the browser on tablets will be as delightful as the phone experience. Bringing tablet support is kind of time consuming as things such as zoom, scrolling, panning, page load times and refresh times should be kept in mind while designing the tablet version of app. Below is the changelog:

* Support for tablets, including faster startup and beautiful new design
* Find in page
* Text Selection fixed
* Desktop sites can be requested from the menu
* Better tabs experience – swipe to close
* Support for SPDY networking protocol v3
* Bookmarks & history can be imported from stock browser in the Settings

*Kyocera Echo temporarily de-supported
*Firefox for Android uses the same locale as your system language settings

The update brings support for the Awesome Screen. Awesome Screen basically allows users to browse their favorite sites with minimal or no typing. Other notable additions include Firefox sync to sync personalized settings and bookmarks between desktop version of the browser and the mobile version. Of course, you can always choose to customize the way you like it using various addons. In short, the Firefox browser is a fast, easy to use, customizable and very safe way to go online on the move. Firefox is, without any doubt, becoming a practical browser of choice for Android smartphones and tablets.

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