The Newest Firefox Beta For Android Is Finally Worthwhile

The Newest Firefox Beta For Android Is Finally Worthwhile

Android: Firefox has been available on Android for a while, but apart from Firefox-specific features like Firefox Sync, it was never a phenomenal browser, mostly because it was slower than molasses. The newest beta, however, brings a completely new interface and much better performance to Android users everywhere.

The aim of this beta was to provide a better Firefox that blended in with Android’s interface, performed like something you’d actually want to use, and offered good support for third-party plugins like Flash. On all those fronts, it does well. It also offers Firefox Sync, add-ons and a solid home screen to make it worth your while. We definitely miss the old sidebars that you could swipe to open, and the address bar is a tad confusing — there’s no way to go back to the home screen with your top sites — but overall, this update makes Firefox a lot more appealing. If you’re currently using the stable version, head to Google Play and download the beta to reap the benefits.

Firefox Beta is a free download for Android devices. It’s also worth mentioning that if you’re a bit more adventurous, Firefox now has a bleeding-edge Aurora channel available on its website.

Firefox Beta [Play Store via Firefox Blog]


  • Sorry but as much as I love Firefox on my PC it has always been a dog on my tablet. The sync function in particular is an awful mess. If you try to sync both devices fight each other to send the info to each other. Think I’ll stick with Dolphin for now.

  • Did they fix the bug where the browser would run in the background and re-download useless data over and over again?

    Because 15Gb over 3G in one night was enough for me to stop using firefox all together.

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