Firefox updated for all platforms including Android

by: Shea HarrisJanuary 9, 2013


Mozilla has announced a new stable Firefox release for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux. The ever-popular browser’s update includes improvements that will increase its speed and overall performance. The new features are available now.

The Android version of the new Firefox update includes a faster Javascript compiler called IonMonkey as well as Google Now integration. There is also support for loading new fonts. Firefox is also the first mobile browser to have Safe Browsing enabled. The desktop version of Firefox also has the new Javascript compiler, which allows web apps and games to run 25 percent faster. Mac users also get support for the Retina display on OS X 10.7 and up.

Check the full change log from the source below.

  • Tim Thompson

    no mention of flash support….

  • someone

    this is actually incorrect . maxthon (for android )has the private browsing feature for a long time. firefox isn’t the first.

    • Apple_Nexus

      Article says “safe browsing”, not “private browsing”.

      Font rendering is still shit and pages seem to take even longer to load (on Android).

  • Uninstalled Firefox after the update. It took up far more than memories space than they said and it started heating up my phone super fast a really hot. Sad, it was my go to browser, hopefully they fix it soon.

  • blarelli

    I grabbed the update, and I want to like it, but it still scrolls really weird and renders some pages really weird. I uninstalled it.