Mozilla has just released the Firefox web browser across all desktop platforms (windows, Mac and Linux). Along with the desktop version it also released Firefox 5 for Google Android smartphones which is built on the same technology platform as the desktop version.
With Firefox for Android, you can synchronize your history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords between all your computers and mobile devices. Discover and install add-ons right from your phone or tablet to customize your browser exactly the way you like. Type less with the Awesome Screen, which gives you one-tap access to your bookmarks, history and custom list of search engines. Tabbed browsing allows for easy navigation and fast switching between Web sites with just one swipe of your finger.
One of the biggest enhancements to the new Firefox 5 is the “Do Not Track” option which give users more control over the way their browsing behavior is tracked and used on the Web. The feature, which lets users tell websites that they wish to opt-out of online behavioral tracking, is now easier to find in Firefox Preferences. There are also many others bug fixes such as faster page loads over 3G as well as improved compatibility with SwiftKey keyboard. The full list is available below.
What’s new of Firefox 5.0 mobile version:
- Added Do Not Track privacy feature, enabling users to tell websites if they prefer to opt-out of online behavioral tracking
- Improved page load speed, especially on 3G networks, and improved overall panning responsiveness
- Improved compatibility with SwiftKey keyboard
- Continued growth to mobile add-ons gallery, including over 20 featured add-ons
Firefox for android is available for Google Android (2.0 and above) and Maemo (Nokia N900) smartphones. See the list of supported devices.
Download Firefox 5 final for Android by visiting Firefox.com/m on your Android phone or Nokia N900. For android users, you can also download it through Android Market.