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Firefox 89 Beta simplifies cross-device syncing and tweaks the new tab page (APK Download)

Firefox 89 Beta simplifies cross-device syncing and tweaks the new tab page (APK Download)

Mozilla is fighting hard to stay relevant in the browser market, and it's punching out Firefox version after version in a similar monthly fashion as Google Chrome. As such, Firefox 89 hit the beta channel on Android this week, and it has a few interesting tweaks in tow.

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Firefox 88 makes it easier to juggle multiple search engines (APK Download)

Firefox 88 makes it easier to juggle multiple search engines (APK Download)

Firefox is the last remaining browser with its own rendering engine, giving it an important role in keeping the internet open and standardized. Following the release of a completely rewritten and redesigned version of the browser on Android, Mozilla has been sticking to regular release schedules over the last year, and that's not changing with the latest version, Firefox 88, either. The new release is now rolling out via the Play Store, but you can also get it from APK Mirror straight away.

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Firefox is ending support for Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices

Firefox is ending support for Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices

Firefox came to Fire TV devices way back at the tail-end of 2017, available alongside Amazon's own Silk browser. Although there's plenty of reasons to access the web on a TV, it really only showed up for one reason. During the years where YouTube was unavailable on Amazon's streaming gadgets, Firefox provided an easy alternative. Of course, an official YouTube app has been back on Fire TV since 2019, significantly reducing the need for a third-party web browser. Starting on April 30th, 2021, Mozilla will no longer support Firefox on the Fire TV or its Echo Show.

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Firefox now supports multiple PiP windows and improved cookie protection

Firefox now supports multiple PiP windows and improved cookie protection

Mozilla's Firefox is among the most popular desktop browsers out there and it offers good privacy protection — its last update cracked down on supercookies. In a bid to further improve in this area, Firefox 86 is introducing a new measure called Total Cookie Protection (TCP) which will be available for both desktop and Android clients.

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Can Firefox replace Google Chrome on your Android phone?

Can Firefox replace Google Chrome on your Android phone?

Mozilla Firefox might be a beloved desktop browser, but on Android, its market share looks like nothing but a rounding error. That might be one of many reasons why Mozilla decided to rewrite its mobile browser from scratch with a new rendering engine, a revamped interface, better performance, and more privacy features. Now that Mozilla has had more than half a year to fine-tune the product, I decided to give this new Firefox a thorough test on my Android phone to see how it compares against the standard most people stick with, Google Chrome.

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Firefox 85 makes installing extensions on mobile devices easier (APK Download)

Firefox 85 makes installing extensions on mobile devices easier (APK Download)

When Firefox launched its next-gen Android browser last year, many were dismayed to see it lacked support for most extensions. Since then, the situation has improved a bit, and recently the browser has picked up compatibility with a number of officially sanctioned extensions. And now Mozilla has released Firefox 85, making the mobile extension installation process even easier.

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Firefox 84 rolls out with grid view for tabs and enhanced performance (APK Download)

Firefox 84 rolls out with grid view for tabs and enhanced performance (APK Download)

Mozilla released the rewritten Firefox for Android browser ('Fenix'/'Daylight') earlier this year, which was promptly followed by several updates bringing back features from the older version. Firefox 84 is now rolling out on the Play Store, including more returning features and some performance enhancements.

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Firefox for Android is expanding its limited extension support with 10 additions

Firefox for Android is expanding its limited extension support with 10 additions

When Mozilla launched its completely rewritten Firefox for Android, we found a lot of things to like, but where there is light, there's also shadow. Due to some unfinished APIs, add-on support is severely limited, so as of now, only nine hand-picked extensions are available for Mozilla's mobile browser. The situation is improving a bit with the lastet stable Firefox release, version 83. Ten more add-ons are making their way into the new version of the mobile browser.

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Tor Browser for Android now based on updated Firefox app

Tor Browser for Android now based on updated Firefox app

Tor Browser is a web browser that routes all your network requests through the encrypted Tor network, intended to provide complete anonymity. Browsing the web with Tor used to require the Orbot and Orfox apps, until they were combined into the single Tor Browser last year. Tor Browser has now received a significant update, switching to the codebase used by the new Firefox for Android.

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Firefox finally supports pull-to-refresh, now in the Nightly release

Firefox finally supports pull-to-refresh, now in the Nightly release

It's been requested for years and in the making for months, and now the day has finally come: The Nightly version of Firefox for Android supports pull-to-refresh. A gesture first popularized (and patented) by Twitter back in 2010, it's quickly become as ubiquitous to phones as cars are to streets. Firefox was one of the few holdouts, with developers working out wonky behavior and interferences with some websites.

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