Firefox for Android Beta Makes Browsing More Customizable, Adds Private Browsing

Shannon Prior

The latest release of Firefox for Android Beta is ready for download and testing. Firefox for Android Beta adds a new private browsing mode, customizable home screen shortcuts and extended support for ARMv6 phones.

  • Per-tab private browsing: Firefox for Android Beta comes with new per tab private browsing, allowing you to switch between private and standard tabs within the same browsing session. Private Browsing helps protect your privacy online and provides greater control over your personal data by allowing you to browse the Internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited. Private browsing data will not show up in your AwesomeBar History or Awesome Screen shortcuts.
  • Customizable shortcuts on the home screen: Now, you can customize the shortcut images on the home screen with your favorite or most frequently visited sites so they are only a click away. Tap and hold your top sites, tap “pin,” and you’re ready to go.
  • ARMv6 Expanded Support: Firefox for Android Beta adds support for additional ARMv6 processor devices. This update brings Firefox for Android Beta to roughly 25 million more devices. Firefox for Android Beta is now available to phones with minimum requirements of 600MHz, 384MB, QVGA. New devices supported include: Samsung Galaxy Next (GT-S5570, GT-S5578), HTC Aria (S31HT), HTC Legend (A6363), Samsung Dart (SGH-T499), Samsung Galaxy Pop (SCH-i559), Samsung Galaxy Q (SGH-T589)

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