Categories: Firefox

New Features and Improvements for Firefox Beta Ready for Download and Testing

Firefox for Android Beta

Firefox for Android Beta is ready for download and testing. The latest update to Firefox for Android Beta helps users share content quickly and easily.

      • Support for WebRTC: Firefox for Android Beta includes WebRTC components that enable developers to easily integrate real-time communications across the Web. The components DataChannels, PeerConnection and GetUserMedia enable the Web with Real Time Communication capabilities including video calls and file-sharing between browsers. Developers can now begin to experiment with WebRTC experiences on Firefox for Android.
      • New and improved Reader & Reading List:
        • The updated Reader includes a redesigned formatting menu that allows users to toggle between Serif and San-serif fonts.
        • In Reader, Firefox for Android Beta can automatically switch to “dark mode” (dark text on a light background) or “light mode” (light text on a dark background) depending on the level of light in the room. Users can also manually switch between these states.
        • Users can now long-tap the reader icon to quickly add an article to their Reading List without switching to Reader first. All Reading Lists can be accessed offline.
        • Firefox now makes it clear when Reader is on or off by changing the URL bar to orange when Reader is on and grey when Reader is turned off.
      • NFC Bump: Share Firefox tabs with another NFC-enabled Android phone by “bumping” them together. NFC must be powered “on.”
      • Quickshare: Quickshare creates a space in the Share menu from a list of sharing services available on the user’s device. For example, email, SMS, social, etc.
      • Firefox for Android Beta adds support for Catalan-Spanish, British-English and Swedish languages bringing a great Web experience to more than 24 languages.

Firefox Beta for Windows, Mac And Linux

  • Browser Console: Firefox Beta for Windows, Mac and Linux includes an updated Browser Console for developers. The Browser Console allows developers to inspect the browser’s logs (rather than a content page’s logs) and is especially useful for Firefox Add-on developers. Developers can filter by log type (net, css, security, js, and misc. logging) or perform free text search through the logs. This replaces the existing Error Console.

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