Mobile browser: Firefox for Android improves performance
June 27th, 2012 - 11:08 am ET by C. D.
Firefox for Android has been updated to provide better reactivity and HTML5 compatibility.
The Firefox browser has many PC supporters, but it is also present as a mobile version on the Android platform. The browsers followers have found that it was lacking in reactiveness on the mobile devices, with it requiring improved ergonomics to attract a larger user base.
This has now been done with the new Firefox for Android browser which, after moving through its beta phase, is available as a free download from the Google Play portal. Its editor, Mozilla, has promised faster browsing in all areas, ranging from the display of web pages and zooming on the display.
It will be more reactive than Android’s on-board browser, with Mozilla pushing the results of numerous benchmark tests. A new welcome page will make it easier to access the user’s favourite sites, with it also calling on Firefox Sync so that the PC’s bookmarks can also be found on this device.
We find Flash available so that it is possible to watch videos and access games on the Net. Mozilla has made the same security functions available as those on the PC version of Firefox, with password management, the Do Not Track function and HTTP Strict Transport Security.
The new Firefox for Android should also provide HTML5 possibilities and rich media applications. Mozilla is also offering a series of API’s for standardisation.