We first heard about the new browser version last December; in May, Mozilla began accepting requests for its beta program. It’s now ready for people to start trying Firefox and sharing feedback.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
The organization wants to hear from users about three key features: intelligent search, which provides suggested search results; Firefox Accounts, which allows you to sync your browser history, passwords and tabs from your desktop to your iOS device, and Visual Tabs, which displays thumbnails of all the pages you’re browsing.
It’s worth noting that, owing to Apple’s restrictions on its mobile OS, Mozilla can’t use its Gecko rendering engine in this version and will instead have to go with WebKit, which powers Safari and Google Chrome.
Mozilla hopes to bring Firefox to the App Store for users across the globe later this year.