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This article was published on August 11, 2015

Firefox 40 brings Windows 10-friendly design and better security for Android users

Firefox 40 brings Windows 10-friendly design and better security for Android users
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Mozilla has released its Firefox 40 for the desktop and Android devices today, providing further protection against malicious downloads on both platforms.

Most notably, Version 40 adds support for Windows 10 devices. A reduced UI gives more space for viewing Web pages and larger, different color icons keep the browser in line with the new Microsoft design scheme.

Desktop and mobile versions use Google’s Safe Browsing service, which identifies potentially threatening malware downloads and warns users about possible security issues. This was already available on desktop builds, but it’s now an option on Android too.

For desktop users, Firefox 40 provides a warning message if you try and access a page that’s a known threat.

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Mozilla 40 interstitial page

Android users get support for the Android Presentation API when screencasting from their device and access to their Web history simply by holding down the forward or backward navigation buttons in the app menu, which is handy for navigating across multiple pages.

Expanded Malware Protection in Firefox [Mozilla via VentureBeat]

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