Firefox beta with native Android UI now available from Google Play


Mozilla has released a new version of their Firefox beta into the Google Play Store, but this latest release is unlike those that came before. Instead of using XUL, Mozilla has transitioned to a native Android user interface. Nightly builds of this version have been available for some time now, but a Google Play release signifies that a stable working version has been achieved.

Not only does the browser look more visually appealing and feel more at home on an Android device, but performance and load times get a boost as well. The bulkiness of previous Firefox builds have been a major thorn in the side of the browser, making lightweight options like Chrome, Dolphin, or even the native Android browser more enticing. You can grab the latest version of Firefox for Android over at Google Play and give it a spin for yourself. Let us know what you think.

Google Play Link: Firefox

[via AndroidCentral]

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  1. The way they’ve done tabs is much better than Chrome for Android.

  2. The fact that it has flash is worth the download now if only Google Chrome follow suit.

  3. I’ve never used firefox at all before and I gotta say I’m pretty impressed with this. Very smooth indeed.

  4. To all you galaxy note users this app is not yet optimized for you so you’ll still get the same boring firefox until a new update fixes that

  5. Works well on my Evo, much faster than version 10.0.4

  6. does anybody knows if adblock plus will be available? since XUL is gone I don’t know if it is a big showstopper…

    1. just to add, was working with Firefox 13beta…

  7. Flash player is working that’s all I wanted . Went to and video plays directly on web browser

  8. It’s my main browser now. :)

  9. Not appearing on my GSM Galaxy Nexus 4.0.1 yet. Are others seeing the update in the Play store?

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