Mozilla has made available for download a new beta flavor of their Firefox for Android browser, with various performance enhancements packed inside, as well as with a new look on tablet PCs.
The new interface falls in line with the latest update for Firefox for Android
smartphones, providing users with an optimized Awesome Bar, as well as with a refreshed tab view.
One other important enhancement included in the new release is the possibility to view the desktop version of sites while on the go.
“Firefox for Android Beta allows you to choose to view the desktop version of a website. To view the desktop version of a site on your phone or tablet, select ‘Request Desktop Site’ from the browser Menu in the top right corner,” Mozilla explains.
Moreover, the new Firefox for Android Beta comes with the option to find in page, and also offers support for SPDY networking protocol v3.
One other important feature included in the new release is the possibility to easily import bookmarks and history from the stock browser in the Settings menu.
The release notes of the new browser
flavor also show:
- Pause, resume, cancel, and retry options added to the download manager
- Specific types of private data can now be cleared from the Settngs
- Native support for the Opus audio codec added
- The <source> element now supports the media attribute
- The <audio> and <video> elements now support the played attribute
- A fix for WebGL on Adreno devices not supported.
A series of enhancements for developers are available as well, including an implementation of CSS word-break property, along with high-precision event timer.
However, there still are a series of issues that haven’t been resolved yet with the application, all of which are being detailed on Mozilla’s website
. The new Firefox for Android Beta 15 is available for download from Softpedia as well, via this link