Firefox Varies with device

Take advantage of a better browser for your mobile device

  • Category:

    Browsers

  • Works under:

    Android 4.2.1 / Android 3.1 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 4.1 / Android 3.0 / Android 3.2 / Android 4.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.3 / Android 4.2 / Android 3.3 / Android 4.2.2

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  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.6 (162)

Mozilla Firefox is a web browser for Android offering good performance and reliability, just like its PC counterpart. If you're looking for an alternative to the default browser that comes with your device, you should try it out. The app is completely free to download and use, so you have nothing to lose.

Smooth and Fast Browser

Firefox is the second most popular web browser in the world after Google Chrome among desktop users. It's available for a wide range of platforms, including Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS. The Android version of Mozilla Firefox has been adapted to mobile devices, offering convenient features, smooth website navigation and overall good performance.

Tests conducted by a variety of organizations show that the browser is able to function very well on both tablets and smartphones. A few issues with pages displaying awkwardly on smaller screens have been reported, but there have been few cases where the browser wasn't able to display a page in a usable way at all.

Interesting Features for Mobile Internet Users

One of the most useful features found in this mobile browser is the ability to block ads and trackers completely without relying on an external plugin or extension. Ads often clutter up a mobile screen, using up precious space and making browsing difficult on some pages. Their trackers use up a lot of data, which wastes bandwidth if you're using a limited amount of monthly data transfer, in addition to slowing down page load times.

If you use multiple devices to browse the web, you'll probably love the Firefox Sync feature. It lets you sync your tabs, history and bookmarks with the desktop version. The latest update to Mozilla Firefox for Android includes a screencasting features that allows you to send the content of your screen from your mobile device to your PC and vice versa.

The bookmarks manager has been refined, making it more reliable and functional. When you open the browser, it shows you an intuitive start screen that lets you quickly browse to the websites you visit regularly. Pages can be cached for offline browsing too.

Just like its PC counterpart, Firefox for Android supports many add-ons that can be used to change the way your browser looks, works and add more functionality. Add-ons can provide additional privacy and security protection, allow you to make voice calls to PCs and phones, modify the appearance of the browser and a whole lot more. The only drawback is that you will need to sign in before you can install any extensions, even if they're available for free.

Pros

  • Made by the same team behind the highly popular desktop edition.
  • Offers a smooth and fast mobile browsing experience.
  • Screencasting feature can be very convenient for some users.
  • Ad and tracker blocking included without requiring a third-party extension.

Cons

  • Some pages may display improperly on smaller screens.
  • Users have to sign in to download any add-ons or browser extensions.

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