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If you were one of the users frustrated by the problems with the Firefox app on Android when it first launched, then you are in luck. Mozilla just issued a massive update that overhauls every nearly every single detail of the mobile browser and makes it better overall. The update takes an app that had potential and actually realizes much of it.

The first thing you will notice is how much faster the new version of the app is. Everything runs smoothly and according to Johnathan Nightingale, director of Firefox Engineering, “you don’t feel like you are fighting it”.

Nightingale also claims that you can use this app to do nearly anything you could do with a browser on a computer. For people who are constantly browsing the web on their Android device, that is some fantastic news.

Another huge feature is called Firefox Sync. This allows you to bring your bookmarks, browsing history and passwords from your desktop to your Android device.

Firefox on Android now supports flash. It uses a tap-to-play feature, which allows you to take control over when a flash part of a page runs.

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Of course, Firefox on Android also supports HTML 5, so developers can create rich experiences for their end users.

If you are an Android user looking for a much-improved browsing experience, now is the time to take a second look at Firefox.

Source: Mashable

  1. Jeorlime
    January 19, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Is this okay for a Torque phone? The phone model of my phone is TORQUE and it's GINGERBREAD Android, I would like to make my android into JELLYBEAN android and faster. But I don't know how?

  2. Sree Kumar
    June 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Excellent Browser! Just updated yesterday! :)

  3. Sebastian Hadinata
    June 28, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Finally! an awesome update from awesome web browser :D
    It's really fast...

  4. Sameer N
    June 27, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Firefox is my favourite browser in desktop.
    Uhh, not compatible with my phone :(

  5. Chris Hoffman
    June 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I've been using this since yesterday and it's actually really good. Old Firefox versions for Android were really slow, but they've really sped it up. Well done, Mozilla!

  6. Vipul Jain
    June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Not for my ARMv6 device.. :'(

  7. GreetingsADM
    June 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Saw this posted on reddit and the submitter also posted a link to the nightlies. The Nightly was working fine and dandy on my 3.2 Honeycomb tablet.

  8. Austin Beatty
    June 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Nice! I tried it about 6 months ago and wasn't impressed, and mainly used Dolphin Browser HD, but this looks very nice now, certainly worth a shot.

    • Austin
      June 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Yeah, just tried it out, it's really nice, and really fast. It just became my new default browser, great job Mozilla!

  9. Edgar Meixueiro
    June 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    It's a shame I can't install this in my older Android phone.

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