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Firefox has been updated for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Firefox 24 is not dramatically different for desktop users, but Firefox for Android has got the WebRTC support to talk about. WebRTC support enhances mobile browsing as users will be able to have web-based video chats without a plugin once developers make applications to reap the benefits. WebRTC is available on Chrome so inter-operability between browsers should also be potentially possible. NFC capable devices will be able to share browser tabs.

Sharing has been simplified in Firefox for Android with a new “quickshare” feature. This is a one-click feature that enables you to quickly share links and emails with the sharing service you use most often. Heavy Facebook and Twitter users should find this a huge timesaver. You can also share open tabs with your friends using Android devices as the mobile browser is now NFC-ready.


Reader, Mozilla’s distraction-free reading service can now automatically switch between night and day mode, by sensing the level of light in the room.  Users can personalize their reading with a quick switch between serif and sans serif fonts. Best of all…you can save a page for offline reading as well.

The desktop browser now gives you the option to close all tabs to the right of the current tab. This feature is handy if you open too many links from the current webpage and then want to close some of them. Chat windows can have their own independent windows by dragging and dropping them away from the main browser. Firefox on Mac OS X 10.7 also gets a new scrollbar style.

Firefox for Android gets the major treatment, but as is with new releases, there are performance and security fixes all around as well. Are you a Firefox user? What do you think about the changes?


Source: The Next Web

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