Firefox 14 for Android Available for Download

The Firefox browser for Android gets an update with support for hardware acceleration but also the multi-core mode.

Late last week, Mozilla team had suggested that a major announcement would be made for its Firefox browser on Android during the Google I / O conference. Finally, news was revealed yesterday via the directory of Google Play.

Unveiled in beta in May, Firefox 14 sports a new user interface, which would fit better within the Android system. The mobile browser offers a new home screen called Awesome Screen and listing the favorite sites of the mobile user. Besides tabbed browsing we find support for extensions. The Firefox Sync feature to synchronize the smartphone playing tabs on their computer.

This new version is faster at startup and also optimize page load time with support for hardware acceleration but also multi-core processors. In addition to better display text on the screen and a new, more responsive architecture to zoom or scroll through a page, Firefox for Android embeds the Flash plugin and the Personas theme manager