Firefox 19 Beta for Android Gets Themes, Expanded Device Support

The browser can now be installed on devices with 600MHz processors

  Firefox for Android Beta
Following the release of the Firefox 18 for Android in the stable channel, Mozilla announced the availability of Firefox 19 Beta for devices powered by Google’s mobile operating system.

Following the release of the Firefox 18 for Android in the stable channel, Mozilla announced the availability of Firefox 19 Beta for devices powered by Google’s mobile operating system.

Just as promised earlier this week, the browser is getting additional personalization features, while also being available for even more devices than before.

Starting with the new Beta flavor of the mobile application, users can take advantage of themes when it comes to customizing their web browsing while on the go.

To enjoy this new feature, users will simply have to head over to Mozilla’s Add-ons page on their Android-based devices, and go to Personas. There, they can choose the themes they consider the most appealing, and save them to the browser.

Furthermore, as The Next Web notes, the mobile browser now features support for even more devices than before, courtesy of lower hardware requirements.

Thus, users should be able to install it on handsets with 600MHz processors and only 512MB of RAM. It also offers support for HVGA resolutions now, which means that it can be installed on phones such as HTC Wildfire S, LG Optimus One, T-Mobile myTouch 3G slide, and ZTE R750.

The full release notes of the new Firefox Beta release for Android include:

- Added theme support
- Support for Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese localizations
- Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob()
- Lowered minimum CPU requirement to 600MHz
- CSS @page is now supported
- CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax)
- CSS text-transform now supports full-width
- Holding backspace may delete text both in front of and behind the cursor

The Beta flavor of Firefox 19 for Android also arrives on devices with integration with Google Search Widget, which enables users to launch searches straight from the device’s homescreen.

The latest version of Firefox Beta for Android can be found on this page.

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