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Considering that chromebooks will soon get Android support, is it possible to get full desktop version of firefox working?

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Soon most of the chromebooks will gain support for Android apps. This will include Firefox. However, after looking around online, I believe that Android version of Firefox is not yet at parity with Firefox for desktop? (Ex- Activity Streams and many extensions will not work since some of the APIs will not be ported over.) So, essentially, will Firefox for Android reach parity with the desktop version (or perhaps a separate Tablet/Desktop app for this purpose?) If not, then will there be a way to get the full version of Firefox?

Thanks, -CKing

Hi Soon most of the chromebooks will gain support for Android apps. This will include Firefox. However, after looking around online, I believe that Android version of Firefox is not yet at parity with Firefox for desktop? (Ex- Activity Streams and many extensions will not work since some of the APIs will not be ported over.) So, essentially, will Firefox for Android reach parity with the desktop version (or perhaps a separate Tablet/Desktop app for this purpose?) If not, then will there be a way to get the full version of Firefox? Thanks, -CKing

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57 on Android will get performance improvements, but not as dramatic as desktop due to the types of improvements and how different the platforms are. Expect to see more improvements to Android in 2018

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There are no plans to have a Desktop version of Firefox on Android. This may change in the future, but there are no plans for that at this time.

There are no plans to have a Desktop version of Firefox on Android. This may change in the future, but there are no plans for that at this time.

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Thank you. I hope that in the future it may be possible to use the full version of Firefox. Just another question, but since the browser engine is the same between Android and desktop version, the performance improvements in firefox 57 will apply in the android version as well too?

Thanks, -CKing

Thank you. I hope that in the future it may be possible to use the full version of Firefox. Just another question, but since the browser engine is the same between Android and desktop version, the performance improvements in firefox 57 will apply in the android version as well too? Thanks, -CKing
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57 on Android will get performance improvements, but not as dramatic as desktop due to the types of improvements and how different the platforms are. Expect to see more improvements to Android in 2018

57 on Android will get performance improvements, but not as dramatic as desktop due to the types of improvements and how different the platforms are. Expect to see more improvements to Android in 2018