Firefox 20 focuses heavily on private web browsing. The update allows users to enable private web browsing independently in a window without disrupting the current web session. The new functionality holds a number of possibilities including the ability to view multiple email account simultaneously, or even search for a birthday gift for that special someone without anyone being the wiser.
“We are also proud to announce that Firefox for Android also supports private browsing on a per tab basis,” Mozilla wrote in its blog. The company went on to highlight that Firefox for Android lets you open “a new private browsing tab during your current browsing session, allowing you to switch between private and standard tabs within the same browsing session.”
The update also offers a new download manager in the Firefox toolbar. The new manager allows users to view and locate downloaded files without having to switch to another window. Users on Android can even customize the shortcuts on the home screen of their device with their favorite or most frequently or most visited sites, so that they are easy to access.
Finally, the update makes the browser more compatible with less powerful devices. Firefox 20 adds additional support for devices running on ARMv6 processors, so that phones such as the Galaxy Next and HTC Aria can run the browsers with a quality experience.
Mozilla’s update is crucial, especially on the Android platform with increased competition from alternative browsers such as Google Chrome and Opera. Mozilla seems to be putting significant focus on the Android platform, adding specific features.
Meanwhile, Mozilla Vice President of Product Jay Sullivan recently said publicly that Mozilla won’t release a browser for iOS until Apple “changes its ways.”
The updated version of Firefox 20 is available for download now for free on Google Play.