Firefox 15 now optimized for Android tablets, significant speed improvement promised

August 30, 2012
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    Ever since Mozilla Firefox found its way to Android devices, it has been one improvement after the next for the browser. Slowly but surely, Firefox is catching up with popular browsers on the platform like the native Android browser, Dolphin and Chrome. While there are some imperfections, one thing that is also still missing is a tablet-optimized version of Firefox, one which Mozilla has now dealt with.

    The latest version of Firefox for Android not only adds tablet support, but it also comes with a new native UI for that wholesome tablet experience. Aside from that, Mozilla said that the startup and page load times have been significantly improved.

    Another new feature you’ll find is the Awesome bar, which is basically a personalized home screen for the browser that lets you quickly access browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, and form data.

    Here’s the rest of the change log for Firefox 15:

    • Find in page
    • Text Selection fixed
    • Desktop sites can be requested from the menu
    • Better tabs experience – swipe to close
    • Support for SPDY networking protocol v3
    • Bookmarks & history can be imported from stock browser in the Settings

    Head the Google Play to download Firefox 15 and see if the latest iteration is a keeper. Don’t forget to drop a comment below.

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