Firefox Beta

Firefox Beta

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • High-speed navigation
  • Security
  • Friendly-user interface
  • Supports HTML5
Cons
  • Doesn't include Flash by default
  • Some crashes and forceclosings reported
  • Excessive use of RAM and worrying battery drains
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"The portable version of the well-known browser Mozilla Firefox"

Reviewed by / Feb 21, 2014

Mozilla Firefox 4 is a web browser for Android which is aimed to be one of the most complete navigators.

Despite some users are still preferring the default Android browser, some other consider that it has been overtaken for many other browsers. One of them is Mozilla Firefox 4 which in its new release has fixed some past mistakes and improved its whole performance.

We have noticed great improvements regarding, firts, its “awesome bar”, a friendly user browse bar with auto-filling, bookmarks, matching search engine and cache. Moreover, the design and interface has been also improved: more space for the website instead by reducing the browse bar size and the number of navigation buttons (by using the “Firefox” button). One of its strengths is the Tab organizer that avoid the annoying situation of having a lot of windows open (killing out battery life). But if one point has been improved is its velocity: the navigation speed becomes up to 6 times faster than the previous version (and we really noticed it!). It is still high-customizable (in fact, it was yet). About security is probably one of the best web browser: anti-virus is included as well as anti-pishing, secure connection, website identification among many other security tools. Lastly, about compatibility, it optimizes HTML5, supports HD video, 3D graphics, more fonts...

The main catch: it doesn’t include Flash Player by default but the developers assure that it will be in the next version. Moreover, some users have reported high consumption of data and battery life, as well as excessive use of RAM memory. Some crashes and forceclosing has also reported (and we’ve noticed it too).

Mozilla Firefox 4 for Android has been developed by Mozilla, the web browser Mozilla Firefox for PC’s and Thunderbird e-mailing provider with which they’ve been really successful.

Despite it doesn’t include Flash Player by default and the crashes reported, we regard Mozilla is a great web browser, one of the best you will get in your Android. And we would like to see these problems solved asap. Anyway, what it’s true is that the navigation speed, interface and usability has been improved and for that reason we recommend you to give it a chance.

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Developer's original description available here
Help refine and polish the newest features almost ready for prime time. With Firefox Beta, you get to test the latest performance, customization and security enhancements before they make it to our next version. Have an impact by helping to put the finishing touches on features and functionality.

**We need your help testing Intel x86 Atom based devices! If you have an Intel x86 Atom based device, download Firefox Beta and tell us what you think. **

Find a bug? Report it at http://mzl.la/android_bugs.

Want to know more about the permissions Firefox requests? http://mzl.la/Permissions

See our list of supported devices and latest minimum system requirements at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/mobile/platforms/.

ABOUT MOZILLA
Mozilla is a proudly non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people's hands. We're a global community of users, contributors and developers working to innovate on your behalf. When you use Firefox, you become a part of that community, helping us build a brighter future for the Web. Learn more at mozilla.org.

Recently changed in this version

NEW
- In-browser switching for 54 supported languages
- Clear History control added to the history panel
- Support URI autocomplete on Swype

What changed:
- Removed and turned off trust bit for some 1024-bit root certificates
- Android 2.2 and ARMv6 no longer supported

HTML5
- Vibration API updated to latest W3C spec

Developer
- CSS position:sticky enabled by default
- Mix-blend-mode enabled by default

Known Issues
- Does not start on Android L preview

http://mozilla.org/mobile/beta/notes


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Comments and ratings for Firefox Beta
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  • (70)

    by dannychong06 on 01/10/2012

    i love it on android

  • (70)

    by judhistira behera on 29/07/2014

    Not bad

  • (70)

    by jagpreet kaur on 29/07/2014

    Keep it up

  • (70)

    by Mithilan Vettivel on 29/07/2014

    Good work. very nice

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    by Yamala Chawinga on 29/07/2014

    Very helpful

  • (70)

    by Divya Rajendran on 29/07/2014

    Good choice