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Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

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Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

After upgrading my Nexus 10 to 4.3 on Monday, everything works fine except for Firefox. I have both 22.0 and Beta installed, and the problems are identical in both. Keyboard lag, characters not showing up though I've typed them in the search/address bar, blank white screens although it shows the page has finished loading, the previous page still showing even though the address bar shows a new page has supposedly loaded, lousy scrolling. Chrome browser works perfectly, such as it is. I've rebooted several times, and no joy. I haven't uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, but I'm not sure that would do any good. I'm going to try that next, but I'm wondering if there is a known problem with Firefox for Android not yet being optimized for 4.3.

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Re: Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

Hi all:

I wrote a SUMO KB article about the Android 4.3 and Nexus 10 issues.

Cheers! ...Roland

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Re: Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

Your statement is perfect, I had a user yesterday with problems on his/her Nexus 10 and it was fixed with the superbeta (Nighty) version of Firefox for android, which you can download from.

Thank you.

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Re: Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

Terrific, thanks a bunch, Waka. I'll give it a try when I get home to my tab this evening.

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Re: Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

Just a follow up -- I installed the latest Nightly build last night (of course!) and it does indeed eliminate all of the problems I mentioned. Obviously, though, it introduces new problems inherent in using such a super beta -- at one point, the thing crashed and forced my Nexus 10 to reboot while just browsing a simple blog post.

I realize that using Nightly means one is not getting the most stable of builds since they come hot off the presses, but is there any chance whatever it is in Nightly that remedies the problems Firefox has running on 4.3 will find its way into the regular Firefox build or at least the regular Beta soon?

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Re: Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

It may, I'm not sure, since I'm not a developer.

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Re: Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

We have a known crasher on the Nexus 10 running Android 4.3. We are working on reproducing it and getting a developer to fix it as soon as possible.

Site Administrator

Re: Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

Hi all:

I wrote a SUMO KB article about the Android 4.3 and Nexus 10 issues.

Cheers! ...Roland

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Re: Has Firefox for Android not been optimized for 4.3?

Roland, you missed issues with input fields ( sometimes when editing the cursor doesn't edit where it shows, at times it will wipe out entire words and replace ) There is also the issue of the tab bar not staying open as well.

Firefox is a mess on my tablet and I'm thinking about swapping back to chrome until it's all worked out.

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Fonepad 7 Android 4.2.2

Nightly crashes every time it's opened.