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First Look: Firefox for Android changes course, goes native

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First Look: Firefox for Android changes course, goes native

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Mozilla rebuilds Firefox for Android with native code, resulting in a faster browser with tabs, sync, add-ons, and Flash support.

You're a Firefox fan -- and an Android addict if you're gonna love this update to Firefox for Android. And if you've moved away from Firefox for Android. You're really gonna wanna check this one -- I'm Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. And today we're looking at Mozilla's major update to Firefox for Android. First off let's proxy. Mozilla says that this version of Firefox for Android is twice as fast as the current default browser for Android. And it's also just about twice as fast as the old version of Firefox for Android. No doubt. It feels much faster just look at the difference. Not only is it fast but the new Firefox for Android includes flash support for Android 2.3 gingerbread and above. And it allows for -- to play so sites load faster. The start page shows frequently visited sites -- tabs from last time and tabs from other computers you can see the number of open tabs in the corner. Slide it down to choose an open tab or to see your -- -- You can also save a site as a PDF. Firefox for Android includes robust settings such as clear history and clear private data disable cookies toggle password memory. -- a master password. And you can turn on to do not track header. However Firefox for Android currently lacks a private mode. If Firefox is your main desktop browser Firefox for Android is worth it for the tabs syncing and speed alone. This is a really fast and responsive browser. Whether or not Firefox for Android can thrive in highly competitive Android browser market is -- completely different story. For CNET I'm Seth Rosenblatt.

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