New Firefox for Android Beta is Ready for Testing

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A new Firefox for Android Beta is now available for download and testing. This beta has a redesigned look that blends in with the Android user interface, performance enhancements and support for third-party plugins like Flash for a better mobile browsing experience.

Firefox for Android Beta has all of the features you know and love like Firefox Sync, add-ons and tabbed browsing, plus a new Awesome Screen and enhancements to startup and response time, graphics performance and panning and zooming.

We are always working on a beta here at Mozilla, but this one is special because we’ve done a lot of extra work to add features, improve performance and address things that make mobile browsing faster and easier.

New Firefox for Android Beta start page

We need your help testing everything from the faster startup and response times to compatibility for specific websites and graphics performance. This beta uses hardware acceleration to improve performance with your favorite Web apps, games or photos. As a beta tester you may experience crashes. If you experience a crash or a website that doesn’t perform well in Firefox for Android Beta, please file a bug here.

Firefox for Android Beta supports a wide range of Android phones from Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 all the way back to Android Froyo 2.2. This beta update is only offered for Android phones and in English at this time, but we’ll add more languages and deliver a new beta for tablets soon.

We need your help as we continue to refine the beta and get the new Firefox for Android ready for the world, so take the beta for a drive on your favorite websites and please file a bug if you have any problems.

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