Firefox 8 for Android

Mozilla has released Firefox 8 for Windows, Mac and Linux… and today the company also released an updated version of its mobile browser for Google Android. You can grab Firefox 8 for free from the Android Market.

While the latest version of Firefox mobile has the same version number as its desktop cousin and uses the same rendering engine, the desktop and mobile versions of Firefox received some different features in this update.

The desktop browser, for instance, added support Twitter search integration, while that feature is only available for Firefox Mobile if you install the Twitter Address Bar Search add-on.

The Android version gets a few distinctive new features. For instance, there’s now support for a master password which you can use to encrypt all your saved usernames and passwords.

Users can also now save bookmarks as icons on their home screen, allowing you to quickly open any website or web app in Firefox with a single click.

You can read more about Firefox 8 for Android in the release notes.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

2 replies on “Firefox 8 now available for Android”

  1. Did you perhaps mean “The Android version gets a few distinctive new features. For instance,
    there’s NOW support for a master password which you can use to encrypt
    all your saved usernames and passwords.”

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