According to reports online, Mozilla’s revamped version of Firefox for Android was released as a nightly build yesterday night. The revamped Firefox for Android is supposed to be created with native code, making it startup faster as opposed to the current versions that run on XML User Interface Language, will use less memory, and will have a more responsive UI. But one of the key features of Firefox – its add-ons will all have to be recoded in order to work with this new version – which means a lot of users won’t have access to their favorite plugins for awhile – at least until developers decide to work on them.
A lot of existing features won’t be present in this new version of Firefox, but these problems should all be solve in the future – it’s just a matter of time. Firefox for Android should be available from the Mozilla Wiki. Head there to check it out. Let us know what you think of the new Firefox (at this time of writing, the download link on the page doesn’t seem to work so we can’t say).
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