Mozilla launched fairly a few net browsers for Android up to now and is engaged on a new cell browser for the working system on the time of writing.
One query which may come to the thoughts of present Firefox customers is how the upcoming launch of the brand new Firefox browser for Android (named Firefox Preview currently) impacts present browsers.
Besides Firefox for Android, which is the present default browser, there’s additionally Firefox Focus for Android and Firefox Lite.
Firefox Focus for Android (referred to as Firefox Klar in German talking nations) is a cell browser that’s targeted on enhancing privateness by blocking sure trackers and commercial mechanically, and provides customers simple choices to clear looking information. Firefox Lite is a light-weight model of Firefox that has been launched in some areas solely.
When you go to the Firefox Focus for Android venture web page on GitHub, you discover the next notice connected to the highest of the web page:
Note: Development of this venture is not currently a high priority, and thus we can’t assure well timed evaluations or interactions on this repository. If you want to contribute to one among our different Android tasks, we advocate trying out Android Components. We tremendously admire your curiosity in and contributions in the direction of Focus and look ahead to working with you on different tasks!
In different phrases: the event of the brand new Firefox for Android net browser is prioritized. While it’s actually doable that improvement sources may very well be shifted once more after the discharge of the brand new browser, it’s also doable that the venture will not obtain a lot consideration anymore as soon as the browser is launched.
Firefox Focus was off to a bad start because the privacy-focused browser was set as much as acquire analytics information and to submit the information to a third-party firm.
The upcoming model of Firefox for Android blocks sure content material and scripts mechanically as properly because of the built-in Tracking Protection implementation. Mozilla enabled and improved Tracking Protection just lately by default in desktop variations of the Firefox net browser.
All improvement sources deal with the brand new Firefox cell browser currently at Mozilla. Firefox Fenix, the codename of the browser, consists of most of the options that made Firefox Focus a privacy-focused browser.
If I needed to make an informed guess, I might say that Firefox Focus will not obtain a lot love anymore even after the discharge of Firefox Fenix because it may very well be changed by the brand new browser and would get rid of among the confusion brought on by Mozilla sustaining a number of browsers on Android.
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