Mozilla is engaged on a brand new internet browser for Android to exchange the at the moment obtainable Firefox for Android cell browser.
Firefox customers who use the browser on Android could have observed that improvement slowed down in latest time. Updates are nonetheless launched usually however they deal with points akin to slowdowns, crashes, or safety points for probably the most half.
The core cause for that’s that Mozilla’s engaged on Fenix, a brand new cell browser for Android. Fenix is predicated on Android Components and GeckoView. In different phrases, Fenix might be powered by built-in parts on Android and Mozilla’s GeckoView.
Note: The following is predicated on mockups and never the ultimate product. Things could change throughout improvement. Mockups are helpful, nonetheless, to get a primary impression of a product.
First Firefox Fenix for Android mockups
The very very first thing that Firefox for Android customers could discover is that the deal with bar is proven on the backside of the interface within the screenshot.
The present model of Firefox for Android shows the deal with bar and menus on the high; Firefox Rocket / Firefox Lite, one other cell browser for Android by Mozilla, divides the interface. The cell browser shows the deal with bar on the high however the menu bar on the backside of the browser interface.
Fenix strikes all the browser chrome to the underside. Users discover the deal with bar, dwelling button, and menu listed there.
The menu shows essential choices akin to again, ahead and reload buttons, new tab and personal tab creation choices, an choice to change to the desktop web site, and to open the settings or the library. The Library offers entry to bookmarks, downloads, the shopping historical past, and different options on the desktop, and it appears possible that the brand new Firefox for Android will present related performance.
Barely seen within the screenshot is one other toolbar on high of the deal with bar. It is a fast actions toolbar to make use of favorites amongst different issues.
The begin display of the brand new cell browser shows a unified search and deal with area, and the present or latest classes.
Current session lists open tabs within the browser whereas latest session tabs teams of tabs that have been open beforehand within the browser.
All tabs open in Fenix on the time of closing are routinely added to a brand new session that customers could entry sooner or later.
Mozilla plans to combine different core options into Fenix akin to monitoring safety or the flexibility to show web sites offline.
Work on Fenix continues and Mozilla has not revealed but when Fenix will turn into obtainable and the way the group plans to get Firefox for Android customers emigrate to the brand new browser.
Now You: What is your preliminary impression of Fenix? (by way of Sören Hentzschel)