Huge tech companies have started paying more attention to browser experience, learning that it drastically impacts our choices and purchases. In the computer end, Microsoft has already confirmed that Chromium Edge is the browser officials would be carrying forward in 2021. Another browser that we’ve seen since the time computer has come into existence is Firefox.
Firefox for Android: still surprised if users would prefer anything over the Chrome/ Google browser pre-installed. Some users even try uninstalling the default browser that comes with the custom UI of Android-based smartphone brands. But nothing will surprise you more than the fact that the latest works on the Firefox browser for Android platform will grab a massive edge over other search engines; such is the latest update and the development.
New Firefox features for Android-
Privacy and security
Safety is everything when you enter a platform where anyone from any corner of the world can completely ruin your browsing experience. Things get even worse when bugged and annoying advertisements are all across your screen like banners before the war! However, with the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP), the tracking system of Firefox just gets a dozen times stronger with more protection. The better part of this feature is, you can manually set the level and speed (loading page) of the protection, which vividly affects your browsing experience in many ways.
Developers have brought in the major features of Firefox Focus to the Private Mode in the Android version. Users can now add the Private Mode as a shortcut in home-screen, leading to quick access. One-click and you are all set to surf the web with better privacy features, keeping your searches away from anybody else who ends up using your device
Appearance and productivity
The user interface has been completely changed. The Firefox browser looks a lot neater and more organized with a cleaner page. You can now access the page URLs from the bottom of the screen. If you recall, Bing of Lumia devices provided a similar search/ URL bar: at the bottom of the screen. If you are using a larger Android device, you know how the quick thumb access for the search bar will ease your experience!
All of us have bookmarked a dozen pages on our browser but only when we try and search for one in specific do we know how chaotic the entire system is. Goodbye to the mess as Firefox brings Collections, a much more organized way of keeping track of frequent searches and liked pages. Collections on Firefox now break down the sites based on categories like recipes, travel, shopping, etc. to help us access the previously opened pages within seconds.
An interesting change in the browser extensions. Firefox has worked on bringing the current top-9 extensions as add-ons for Firefox on the Android platform, targeting privacy and improved user security. On the official blog, developers have also confirmed that they’re working to add more extensions. So we can look for more improvements very soon!
Keeping us updated once again with what’s trending, the developers have worked on easier toggling between Light and Dark themes. Android users have always been into a change very often and the dark theme, in general, is an interesting addition to the whole personalization and experience. Firefox on Android can now be set and scheduled in such a way that the browser automatically will switch to light or dark themes accordingly. Extremely useful, isn’t it?
Try the new Firefox for Android-
As stated on the official pages, here’s how you can try the latest, updated Firefox for Android:
-Users who have the browser downloaded to their Android devices already will receive the revamp either as an automatic or manual update, depending on their device preferences. Their usage data, such as the browsing history or bookmarks, will be migrated automatically to the new app version, which might take a few moments. Users who have set a master password will need to disable the master password in order for their logins to automatically migrate over.
-New users can download the update from the Google Play Store as of today. It’s easy to find it as ‘Firefox for Android’ through the search functionality and tapping ‘Install’ will get the process started. The new Firefox for Android supports a wide range of devices from Android 4.1 and above.
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