The latest version of the Firefox Beta has hit the Play Store, and it introduces a change to the new tab page that is sure to liven up your mobile browsing experience. As usual, top sites are presented as thumbnails on the default screen, but version 26 makes your history, bookmarks, and reading list all accessible with just a few swipes. It's an intuitive and attractive experience that easily trumps that offered in the stable version of the browser.

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The update also introduces a new way to pin tabs to the home page, performances improvements on some NVIDIA devices, and, of course, bug fixes. The password manager has also been enhanced, as it now supports script-generated password fields.

What's new:

  • Updated about:home interface with Top Sites thumbnails, and ability to pin tabs to home page
  • Password manager now supports script-generated password fields
  • Performance improvements on some Nvidia devices
  • CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec
  • There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache
  • Support for the CSS image orientation property
  • IndexedDB can now be used as a "optimistic" storage area so it doesn't require any prompts and data is stored in a pool with LRU eviction policy, in short temporary storage

Bug fixes:

  • When displaying a standalone image, Firefox matches the EXIF orientation information contained within the JPEG image (298619)
  • Improved page load times due to no longer decoding images that aren't visible (847223)
  • In some cases, the clip set on the page doesn't update when the addressbar hides (928977)
  • Invalid position:fixed rendering (923969)

There you have it. Grab the beta below and enjoy.

Firefox for Android Beta
Firefox for Android Beta
Developer: Mozilla
Price: Free

Source: Mozilla