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Enjoy the fastest, safest, most highly customizable browsing experience on your Android device

Pros

  • Compact interface for touch screen users
  • 59 supported languages
  • Sync bookmarks and passwords between all devices
  • High-speed, high performance web browsing
  • HTML5, PDF and flash support
  • Great security/ antivirus settings and private browsing
  • Highly customizable with plenty of add-ons to enrich your browser
  • Add specific search engines to your search bar

Cons

  • Occasional crashing after updates are installed

Firefox is a free web browser for Android, developed by Mozilla. Browse with speed, convenience and security with this highly polished browser. It is available to download in its full version, completely free. 

Browsing on the Go

In recent times, companies have been trying to create their own version of the perfect browser with dynamic features, speed and extensions that make it a cut above the rest. Browsers, after all, are much more than a means to explore the vastness of the web. They are a toolbox through which you can enjoy it more thoroughly. Mozilla's browser, Firefox, recognizes this. Although its features don't approach revolutionary new frontiers, Firefox remains one of the highest performing browsers and a favorite choice amongst millions of internet users. Its Android version offers plenty of other great features, too. 

Overview and Features

Firefox's interface and overall design will be familiar to users of the desktop version, but it has some adaptations to facilitate the use of a touchscreen. Its user interface is highly intuitive in its layout and very easy to use. Unlike Chrome, it uses the same UI for tabbed browsing, only on a smaller scale, letting you quickly swap between tabs without opening a separate window. The browser's Android version is also extremely fast, with highly competitive start-up, loading and download speeds. It fully supports flash and has a built-in PDF reader, very useful for reading online. A Mobile Video feature will also let you view videos in a wide range of obscure formats including H.264. 

When you open the browser, at the top of your screen will be several buttons to control all important aspects of your browsing. Home panels will allow you to access your favorite web pages whenever you choose. Put them in any order you like. Perhaps your Twitter feed is more important, or maybe your Instagram account or Top Sites. Access your bookmarks and RSS feeds through dedicated menus, as well as your site history and recent tabs. As with all Firefox products, you can operate under a single user account, through which all of your history, bookmarks and security settings can be synced across all of your devices - a particularly convenient feature. This ensures that you can continue browsing with continuity across all of your connected devices. Firefox for Android also has an integrated search and address bar, just like its desktop counterpart. The app even gives you the option of adding specific search engines to this search bar so that you can search on multiple fronts at once. 

Most importantly, there is Firefox's outstanding privacy and security features, allowing you to browse with complete security. Apply filters for sites, add malware, spyware and phishing protection, modify your security settings to suit your needs to block the installation of unwanted add-ons, attack sites, web forgeries and more

Making Firefox Your Own

Firefox for Android is one of the most highly customizable browsers out there, with several thousand add-ons to choose from for browsing, security, productivity, reading, watching, social networks and so much more. The browser also provides full support for HTML5 and Web APIs. This will let you track your social media feeds on the go. Most importantly, there is Firefox's outstanding privacy and security features, allowing you to browse with complete security. Apply filters for sites, add malware, spyware and phishing protection, modify your security settings to suit your needs to block the installation of unwanted add-ons, attack sites, web forgeries and more. As standard, all versions of Firefox will also include a private browsing feature, implementing a 'Do Not Track' feature and allowing your to browse websites without keeping track of history. 

The Verdict

Firefox for Android is a compact, easy-to-use web browser that takes all of the great features of its desktop version and shrinks them down to size for the touch screen. Sync all of your bookmarks, history and settings across all devices. The home screen will let you arrange your home panels however you wish, keeping what's most important closer to you. The browser performs at high speeds and has plenty of security features to ensure safer browsing. Its built-in search and address bar and search support will let you get to what you want fast. Like its counterpart for your desktop, it is also highly customizable, with thousands of add-ons to enrich your browsing experience. Overall, if you are looking for a fast, reliable, secure and convenient browser for any occasion, Firefox for Android is the answer. 

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Type Freeware

Version 52.0.2

Size 32.23 MB

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52.0.2 37.0.1 29.0.1 25.0 16.0.1

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