One thing is very sure that Firefox is passionate about providing solutions for users who care about safety, privacy, and independence. Here we are listing down some features of this new Mozilla Firefox browser for Android.
Always-on, always private
About two and a half years ago, Firefox Focus mobile browser for iOS and Android app platform was launched. It allow users to discover the web without being followed around by trackers.
While improving Firefox Focus over time the company realized that users demand a full-fledged mobile browsing experience. But more private and secure than any existing app. So, that is the reason that the company put all the features into the mobile browser. And it is launched the early version called Firefox Preview.
Bringing Firefox Quantum performance to mobile, with GeckoView
The new application is powered by Firefox's own mobile browser engine GeckoView. The same high performance, a feature enabling motor that fuels the new Firefox Focus app.
We all remembered how revamped the engine behind the Firefox desktop browser in 2017. It gives significantly improve the desktop user experience. As a result, today's Firefox quantum is much faster. More efficient, equipped with the modern user interface and clearly the next-gen Firefox.
Implementing GeckoView gives the way to make a complete makeover of the mobile Firefox experience. Most of the Android browsers today are based on Blink. Therefore reflective of Google's decisions about mobile, Firefox's GekoView search engine ensures the user's Independence.
Building Firefox for Android on GekoView also results in greater flexibility. In terms of types of privacy and security features. In fact, GekoView provides the ability to develop a faster, more secure and more user-friendly browser that delivers unmatched performance.
Here we are mentioning some new functions of Firefox, which is enabled by GeckoView:
- Faster then ever: Preview is 2x faster than previous versions of Firefox for Android.
- Fast by design: With the minimalist start screen and bottom navigation bar make it flawless.
- Stay organized: The new feature help users to make to save, organize, and share collection of sites. It can quickly save and return to tasks like your morning routine, shopping list, travel planning, and many more.
- Tracking protection on by default: Everyone deserves freedom from annoying advertising trackers. So, Preview blocks trackers by default. The results in faster browsing and fewer annoyances.
These are the important features of the newly launched Firefox browser for Android app users. If you want to know more about this then go and check out the blog post on Mozilla Hacks.
Be among the first to test
Before releasing any product to the world company run many tests and from these tests help to make the product better for real consumption. For example, the Firefox Quantum desktop browser has a beta release. This a separate channel aimed at developers or early tech adopters to test upcoming features before released to all consumers.
Just like this company released the early version of the experimental browser for Android users based on GekoView. Firefox preview is a separate mobile application primarily aimed at developers. Early adopters who want to help us to improve the browser on Android. Definitely, the user experience of this early version will differ significantly from the final product.
How the new mobile strategy of Mozilla affects the existing product?
For the rest of 2019, the company is going to direct their efforts into optimizing the entire browser experience on all the Android devices. In order to build a strong foundation for the next generation of mobile Firefox browsers. And put all the efforts and resources in GekoView. But users don't need to worry about they can still keep using privacy browser, Focus, as well as current Firefox for Android.
This is all about the new Mozilla Firefox browser for Android. We hope this update from the Firefox Team sparks excitement for the new mobile strategy.