Dec, 11 2012

One of the world’s most popular browsers has gotten an upgrade in the Google Play Store. It’s the one with the orange fox-like critter — Firefox, to be exact — and today’s update brings it up to version 16.

There are a lot of new goods to be had, the biggest of which being “Reader Mode.” Reader Mode will put everything in an easy-to-read format that strips out the extra nonsense that most people tend not to need.

Other changes include using the Share button to send tabs to your other desktop and mobile browsers through Firefox Sync, the ability to block URLs which are designed to maliciously attack your phone, performance improvements through improved javascript garbage collection, and more.

Unfortuately Mozilla still hasn’t been able to get that file-size in check as it’s still a whopping 19MB, but Firefox for Android has come quite a long way and we imagine most aren’t really bothered by that. If you can spare the bandwidth then get on over to the Google Play Store for the download.

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