While our tablets might be viewed simply as larger phones, the fact of the matter is that they’re more than that. This is because while they might share a similar operating system, how we use our phones versus our tablets are very different, and as such apps designed for tablets are simply more than just scaled up versions of phone apps.

Mozilla knows this and has since announced an update to their Firefox app for the iPad where they have optimized it for the tablet. “We know that iPads aren’t just bigger versions of iPhones. You use them differently, you need them for different things. So rather than just make a bigger version of our browser for iOS, we made Firefox for iPad look and feel like it was custom made for a tablet. Mostly because it was.”

They have also listed down some of the tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Firefox for the iPad, such as taking advantage of the iPad’s support for split-screen where you can apps side-by-side. Then there is also tab management where Firefox has made its tabs into tiles to make them easier to tap.

There is also quick access to Private Browsing, support for being the default browser when opening links in Outlook, and also support for keyboard shortcuts if you’re using an external keyboard with your tablet. The update should already be live so head on over to the App Store for the download.

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