Mozilla is pushing a new version of Firefox Beta out to the Play Store today, and it brings some big changes. You might not be thrilled with all of them, but it's Firefox so you can change things. Don't get me wrong, it's almost all objectively good stuff. Are you sufficiently intrigued?

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Here's the full changelog from Mozilla.


  • Tab mirroring support for Chromecast
  • Added support for Prefer:Safe HTTP header
  • Wikipedia search now uses HTTPS for secure searching
  • Beta search default changed to Yahoo for evaluation
  • Toggle wifi on error pages
  • Public key pinning support enabled
  • Implementation of HTTP/2 (draft14) and ALPN
  • Redesigned first run experience
  • Browser theme refresh


  • ECMAScript 6 WeakSet Implemented
  • JavaScript Template Strings Implemented
  • CSS3 Font variants and features control (e.g. kerning) implemented
  • Device Storage API for privileged apps enabled
  • WebCrypto: RSA-OAEP, PBKDF2 and AES-KW support
  • WebCrypto: wrapKey and unwrapKey implemented
  • WebCrypto: Import/export of JWK-formatted keys
  • matches() DOM API implemented (formerlymozMatchesSelector())
  • for workers implemented
  • WebCrypto: ECDH support
  • Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added


  • CSS transitions start correctly when started at the same time as changes to display, position, overflow, and similar properties

The tab casting is certainly neat, but it seems pretty buggy for me. Your mileage may vary. The WiFi toggle on error pages is cool too. If your connection dies or you forget you left WiFi off on a tablet, it's fast to get back online.

Now as for search, Yahoo is the default now. Yes, that's strange for an Android browser, but it's easy to change. This is listed as an "evaluation," so it might not stick.

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