The Firefox beta for Android comes with the custom open source fonts Charis and Open Sans. They will replace the default Android fonts for what Mozilla claims is “a visually appealing and clear reading experience.”
As for the HTML5 compatibility optimizations, the beta release includes improvements to HTML5 compatibility, as tested on HTML5test.com. Mozilla boasts that Firefox for Android now scores 411 and 14 bonus points (out of a total of 500).
Here is the full Firefox 21 beta for Android changelog:
- NEW: Shipping Open Sans and Charis fonts for Web Content.
- NEW: Ability to save media files on long tap.
- CHANGED: Polished UI based on Holo theme.
- CHANGED: CSS -moz-user-select:none selection changed to improve compatibility with -webkit-user-select:none (bugs 816298).
- CHANGED: Graphics related performance improvements (bug 809821).
- CHANGED: Removed E4X support from SpiderMonkey.
- DEVELOPER: Implemented Remote Profiling.
- DEVELOPER: Integrated, Add-on SDK loader and API libraries into Firefox.
- DEVELOPER: DOM/content implementation for <input type=’time’> Associated bugs.
- HTML5: Added support for <main> element.
- HTML5: Implemented scoped stylesheets.
- FIXED: Download Manager page is not updated after clearing private data (777639).
- FIXED: In content UI cut off on small screens (840593).
You can grab the latest Firefox beta now directly from the Google Play store. The stable version of Firefox 21 is expected to be released in May.
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