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Firefox adds new Awesome Screen and Flash to Android app


News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday August 28, 2012.

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Mozilla has announced that a new version of its Firefox browser is available for Android phones and tablets. The latest version adds a new Awesome Screen that shows a user's history, bookmarks, passwords, and form data on tablets. The information is saved from the desktop browser and made available on Android through Firefox Sync.

Mozilla says that it has brought the same "dramatic improvements" from the Firefox phone app to Android tablets. The browser should now perform better when loading pages, starting up, or zooming. It has also made strides with new HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS rendering. Despite embracing HTML5, Mozilla has also introduced compatibility with Adobe Flash Player for Honeycomb tablets. Though Adobe has stopped supporting Flash, users have often requested Flash compatibility.

Firefox for Android has also added or improved the following features:

- Request desktop site directly from the browser Menu
- Privacy and security features like Do Not Track, Master Password, and HTTP Strict Transport Security
- Swipe to close browser tabs
- Use "Find in page" to search for specific text
- Improved AwesomeBar
- Download manager can pause, resume, cancel, or retry
- Specific private data can be cleared from Settings menu

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source: Mozilla

 
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