What's new in Firefox for Android
Thanks for updating your Firefox! This latest version comes with the following features to help you find what you're looking for faster.
Access top-ranked sites based on Alexa data (for new users only)
If you have not yet synced Firefox with other devices, it will suggest five of the top-ranked sites for your country.
These sites will eventually be replaced by your most recently and frequently visited sites as you continue to use Firefox. You can also delete a top site by long-pressing on it, then choosingfrom the menu that pops up.
Get to websites faster with URL autocomplete
Visit popular websites quickly. When you start entering a popular web address, Firefox will automatically complete it for you. If there are several possible addresses for the website you are typing, Firefox will suggest possible domains.
Easier access to your history and bookmarks with menu shortcuts
In addition to being on the home screen, the Firefox menu now has shortcuts to Bookmarks and History so you can get to your favorite websites faster.
Heyo! Nice to see you again. This brand new version of Firefox comes with the following goodies to make your browsing experience even better.
Prevent spoofing by removing icons in the address bar
Ever get fooled into thinking that a website is secure because you trust the website icon in the URL bar? Well, never again! We’ve removed the website icon so websites can no longer pretend to be secure or legit when they’re not (sneaky!)
Ability to turn web fonts off to use less data
Some websites use fonts that are not already installed on your device. These fonts are downloaded while the page loads. While these fonts may look nice, they can eat up your data or slow down your browsing. Firefox for Android gives you the option to turn these web fonts off or on.
Welcome back to another shiny, action-packed version of Firefox. This update comes with the following features to help you browse free and easy.
Table of Contents
- 1 Access top-ranked sites based on Alexa data (for new users only)
- 2 Get to websites faster with URL autocomplete
- 3 Easier access to your history and bookmarks with menu shortcuts
- 4 Prevent spoofing by removing icons in the address bar
- 5 Ability to turn web fonts off to use less data
- 6 Your Bookmarks panel now has a Reading List smart folder
- 7 Floating menu near your selected text
- 8 Improved audio and video playback
- 9 Push notifications for websites
- 10 Make Firefox your Default browser
- 11 Pages from all synced devices -- now in the History panel
- 12 See some webpages offline
Your Bookmarks panel now has a Reading List smart folder
Firefox saves you time by saving your Reading List articles and bookmarks in one place. When you bookmark a page while in reader view, Firefox will automatically create a smart folder in your bookmarks called Reading List.
Floating menu near your selected text
When you select text, the toolbar will appear magically near it. No more trips to the top of the screen.
Improved audio and video playback
Audio and video are handled by Android Audio Media Services
When a call interrupts you while you’re watching or listening to audio or video in Firefox, we’ll automatically pause your playback so you can pick up where you left off...after your call. No more scrambling for the controls.
Video touch controls get a snazzy new look
We’ve streamlined your video controls so they’re easier to use and better looking to boot!
Push notifications for websites
Don’t want to miss out on your favorite web pages? Set up notifications so you know when they’re updated. When you visit a web page for the first time, Firefox will ask you if you want to set up notifications. You can always change your mind by tapping the lock icon, followed by Edit Site Settings.
Make Firefox your Default browser
We’ve made it easier by including instructions in the Settings menu. Just tap the menu button followed by, and then .
Pages from all synced devices -- now in the History panel
Firefox makes it easier to visit pages you’ve viewed on sync’ed devices. Tap on the History panel, followed byto see your open tabs across your synced devices.
See some webpages offline
Nice to see you again! This version of Firefox saves you data by storing some webpages offline so you can see them when you aren't connected to the Internet. Say goodbye to "page not found" errors.
Welcome back! We're working on a cool, new feature that lets you watch videos and live stream on websites. This feature is still in its early stages but it's ready for you to try out (why wait?)
Just tap on the video and Firefox will play it in a window on top of the page.
(Ahem, if you see an error message before the video plays successfully, just ignore it. We're still getting that bit ready, so please pardon our appearance.)