Mozilla Launches Firefox 9.0 for Android, Now Optimized for Tablets
Mozilla has just released version 9.0 of Firefox for Android, making it more optimized for the large screen sizes of Android tablets. So if you own an Android tablet and use the mobile browser, in landscape mode tabs will now appear as thumbnails on the left, letting you easily switch between tabs. Additionally, you can also view full websites on the right side of your tablet’s screen.
The update also brings in a new Action Bar menu which gives you access to Preferences, downlaods, add-ons and other Firefox goodies. The mobile browser is starts up faster than before and now validates HTML5 form.
Other new features from the app’s change log include:
- Full-Screen Portrait Browsing: Firefox takes advantage of large tablet screens so you can use the full screen to browse the Web, even in portrait mode. Tabs are listed in a top left menu and easily hide when you don’t need them
- Tab Optimization: Tabs are shown as thumbnails in the left panel of Firefox, allowing you to easily switch between tabs while still viewing full websites on the right. You can swipe to the left to hide tabs for a full screen view
- New Action Bar with Quick Access Buttons: You can access Firefox Preferences, Add-ons, downloads and more in the new Action Bar menu (next to the Awesome Bar). The Action Bar adds back, forward and bookmark buttons for easy access
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