A new flavor of Mozilla’s Firefox application is now available for download for the owners of devices running under Google’s Android operating system.
Pushed to users as Firefox for Android 14.0.1, the new application release comes with a nice range of features inside, while also providing bug fixes.
One of these affects the application’s performance on devices powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
“ICS users who changed ‘Don't keep activities’ in device settings experience issues while trying to select results in Awesome Screen,” the release notes explain.
Some of the changes included in the new app release affect only handsets based on Android, and include a series of performance advancements, as Mozilla calls them.
There is a new user interface for all people to enjoy, along with a new start page and support for Flash, the changelog for the application unveils. It also shows additional locale support.
There are also a series of known issues with the application
, such as the fact that it does not offer support for Flash on tablets, or for find in page. Galaxy Note owners might experience issues when using the stylus and the soft keyboard, Mozilla notes.
One other important change in the Firefox for Android 14.0.1 involves the minimum system requirements.
Starting with this release, only handsets running under Android 2.2 Froyo or newer have access to Firefox for Android
This is the second popular application for Android to arrive only with support for newer devices, while leaving older hardware aside. The latest update for Facebook for Android, which arrived only last week, included the same change.
With the launch of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean last month, Google was somehow expected to try to end the life of older platform releases.
Offering support only for four generations of platform releases seems like an acceptable move, although some people might not find such news to their liking.
The new Firefox for Android 14.0.1 is available for download from Softpedia as well, via this link