Firefox Mobile update: customizable language, home screen

September 3, 2014
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Since more and more people access the Internet through their smartphones and tablets, mobile browsers are now in a race to capture the users’ loyalty. While most people prefer the ubiquitous Chrome or Opera or even their smartphones’ built-in browser (although why you would do that is a mystery), the Firefox for Android has been making strides to vastly improve its mobile browser. The latest update brings more customizable features and better access to clear history.

Firefox now has 55 languages available for its mobile browser and they are making it easier for you to switch between them, if you are a bilingual or multi-lingual user. You can switch from one language to another as often as you want, wherever you are, without having to restart your browser every time. Some new languages supported from the new update are Armenian, Basque, Fulah, Icelandic, Scottish, Gaelic and Welsh. You can also now have home screen pages on your Firefox for Android so you can easily customize which sites, services or feeds you can have easy access to. So if you want that the first thing you see on your mobile browser is your Instagram, Twitter, Feedly, Pinterest or Zite, then you can just add them to your home screen.

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You also now have easier access to your clear history option, if you don’t want other people to see what you’ve been browsing (naughty, naughty!). There is a clear browsing history option at the bottom of your History home screen page and you can click on it at the end of your session. Firefox Sync will also now work with the mobile browser, so all your bookmarks, passwords and open tabs can be accessed across all devices, as long as you’ve set it up to sync.

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Of course there are still the usual complaints about Firefox, when it comes to crashing and the usual bug errors. But if you feel like giving their mobile browser a try, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store. The updates are still slowly rolling out, so you might not have the features mentioned above when you’ve just installed it in your device.

SOURCE: Mozilla


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