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How come that Firefox for iOS has much better UI and features than Firefox for Android?

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Is it possible that Android users can have the same UI and features with Firefox for iOS?

Is it possible that Android users can have the same UI and features with Firefox for iOS?

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It is unlikely that Firefox for Android and Firefox iOS will have the exact same features. First off on iOS all browsers must use the system WebKit engine whereas on Android Firefox uses Gecko. This causes some fundamental differences. Second Android/iOS apps should feel native to that platform. Apps that have the same UI and exact features tend not to fit into the native feel of the app.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.1.0; SAMSUNG SM-J701F Build/M1AJQ) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) SamsungBrowser/8.2 Chrome/63.0.3239.111 Mobile Safari/537.36

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It is unlikely that Firefox for Android and Firefox iOS will have the exact same features. First off on iOS all browsers must use the system WebKit engine whereas on Android Firefox uses Gecko. This causes some fundamental differences. Second Android/iOS apps should feel native to that platform. Apps that have the same UI and exact features tend not to fit into the native feel of the app.

It is unlikely that Firefox for Android and Firefox iOS will have the exact same features. First off on iOS all browsers must use the system [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit WebKit] engine whereas on Android Firefox uses [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko_(software) Gecko]. This causes some fundamental differences. Second Android/iOS apps should feel native to that platform. Apps that have the same UI and exact features tend not to fit into the native feel of the app.