Mozilla’s Firefox 49 is now available to fans of the open source browser, introducing better tab management and offline page viewing, with standard bug fixes and stability improvements also part of the fine print.
Offline page viewing is where the action’s at, and Firefox 49 will store recent pages offline automatically. This places Firefox 49 ahead of Chrome that requires you to manually select the pages that you want stored for offline reading.
Here’s how the feature is described on the Mozilla blog:
On Android, we’re now making it possible to access some previously viewed pages when you’re offline or have an unstable connection. This means you can interact with much of your previously viewed content when you don’t have a connection. The feature works with many pages, though it is dependent on your specific device specs. Give it a try by opening Firefox while your phone is in airplane mode.
Firefox 49 also comes with an updated Firefox Login Manager that lets you use user info from HTTP sites on their HTTPS versions, passwords included.
Tabs in Firefox 49 are also easier to manage, as the scroll position and zoom level will be always remembered for more convenient reference. Updated media controls mean audio playback from multiple tabs is now a thing of the past, and outdated tabs will remain hidden even when you enable the “Always restore” setting.
You can download Firefox 49 from the Play Store right now.