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 ARMv6 and Intel x86 Atom based devices! If you have an ARMv6 or 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
Pull-to-refresh on synced tabs page
Re-order existing panels in about:home

Locales: Assamese [as], Bengali [bn-IN], Gujarati [gu-IN], Hindi [hi-IN], Kannada [kn], Maithili [mai], Malayalam [ml], Marathi [mr], Oriya [or], Panjabi [pa-IN], Tamil [ta], Telugu [te]

CHANGED
Firefox Hub APIs

HTML5
WebVTT implemented and enabled
CSS3 variables implemented

DEVELOPER
New Array built-in: Array.prototype.fill()
CSP 1.1 nonce-source and hash-source by default

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


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Comments and ratings for Firefox Beta
  • (70)

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  • (70)

    by dannychong06 on 01/10/2012

    i love it on android

  • (70)

    by Leroy Brocksieck on 17/07/2014

    One of the best options.

  • (70)

    by Ron Fredericks on 17/07/2014

    The flash plug in does not work with flv videos.

  • (70)

    by SHIV KUMAR on 17/07/2014

    Good

  • (70)

    by Morgan Beck on 17/07/2014

    Best browser for high security. Love it! Works great!

  • (70)

    by Mario Twal on 17/07/2014

    Awesome browser but crashes instantly now that I'm on L preview, please add support soon in the beta.