While taking a break from improving its privacy-oriented Firefox Focus web browser for iOS and Android, the Open Source company Mozilla announced that it is now working on a completely revamped version of Firefox for Android.
Powered by the GeckoView engine, which also powers Firefox Focus, Firefox Reality, and other Android apps, the new Firefox for Android mobile web browser aims to be twice as fast than previous versions. Additionally, GeckoView makes it easier for Mozilla to bring new features to its upcoming major Firefox for Android web browser release.
“For the rest of 2019, we’re going to direct our efforts into optimizing the entire Firefox experience on all Android devices,” said Mozilla in a blog post. “In order to have a strong foundation for the next generation of mobile Firefox browsers and put all our efforts and resources in GeckoView, work on Firefox Focus will currently be on hold.”
A more private Firefox for Android
But the new Firefox for Android browser is not all about being the fastest web browser for Android devices as it also promises to be provide users the ultimate standards in privacy without being followed by advertising trackers, while still offering a full-fledged and much faster mobile browsing experience.
On top of that, the new Firefox for Android promises a modern design with a minimalist start screen and bottom navigation bar, and a new features called Collections, which promises to help you more quickly save, organize, and share collections of your favorite websites, with the ultimate goal to ease your life.
A preview release of the upcoming Firefox for Android web browser is now available for public testing in the Google Play Store as Firefox Preview. Early adopters and Android developers are invited to install it and take Firefox Preview for a test drive on their Android devices to help make it better.
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