To date, Firefox for Android has provided a number of convenient ways to quickly start browsing the web. Firefox Home offers “top sites” thumbnails that make for a great visual representation of the places you visit the most, and the awesome Search screen helps you easily browse your most visited sites, history and bookmarks, along with offering a great search experience.
Our users love all of this, and they’ve been asking us to make these features even more powerful and easier to access. And with that in mind, we’ve been working on a unified user interface that actually combines the convenience of the home page with the power of the search screen.
All your stuff, together at last
Starting today, the all-new Home offers the best of everything: quick and easy access to your browsing data (Top sites, History, Bookmarks, and Reading List), and a powerful search experience whenever you need it. In the new design, your Top sites, History, Bookmarks, and Reading List are displayed in a simple set of swipeable panels which provide a much more fluid way to navigate your data — making it easier to find a bookmark, or a site you accessed a week ago, or an article you saved for reading later.
Amazingly easy access
Firefox Home shows up right away when you open Firefox for Android Beta, and can still be easily accessed later by tapping on the URL bar or by creating a new tab. This means you can access all your browsing data through a unified experience at any time, with a single tap.
This feature is available in Firefox for Android Beta, which is ready for download and testing now. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!