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Newly Redesigned Firefox for Android Tablets Released

Firefox users, it’s time to upgrade your Android tablet version to the latest and greatest that is now available on the Google Play store. According to the Firefox team, all of the “dramatic improvements” that made the phone experience so delightful, are now available on this new tablet build. Everything should be noticeably quicker, including page load times, panning, zooming, and web app performance.

Anyone using Firefox as their daily Android browser? If so, sell me on why.

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  • :JC

    Can this be used on a kindle Fire?

  • Adam

    This is way better than Chrome on my TF201.

  • Raven

    Seriously, most web browsers are about equal in general browsing these days. It is their selection of plug-ins/add-ons that set them apart from one another. There are still many Firefox plug-ins that do not have equivalents in other browsers. Therefore, Firefox still definitely has a place for me on my tablet and is my primary browser on my desktop. I find Chrome to be way too minimalistic on the desktop. Also, the Adblock Plus Firefox add-on seems way better than any other tablet implementation that I have found.

  • digitalicecream

    There are some situations in which I can’t use Chrome. So I have both on my tablet. Nothing frustrates me more than a page that wont load properly on chrome. ncbr.org for example. try the drop down menus.

    • Nate

      Not gonna lie–I just went to that site using Windows 7’s Chrome Beta (the latest one); the drop down menus work fine.

      • digitalicecream

        Not windows, android. Just checked, doesn’t work.

        • Nate

          Doh. I’m smart. Don’t know why I said that. My bad.

  • moelsen8

    no, not this time firefox. every time i go back and try it thinking maybe this version is the one, they lose me in the first 2 minutes i spend playing with it when it crashes on me, or is just unusable in some way. they’ve been working on this for like 2+ years and it still isn’t good enough to be my main browser.

  • Gasaraki

    Firefox browser is great on Android. It’s fast. Try zooming on your Firefox and compare it to Chrome. Nice and smooth on Firefox.

  • Adam Lafin

    I will give this a try, for some reason Chrome on my Transformer Prime is abysmally slow and buggy. Too bad because it Rocks on my GNEX and N7.

  • Booyah

    Don’t see any improvements that put it above Chrome. No reason to switch.

  • Inquizitor

    Pathetic how they’re just shamelessly ripping off Chrome. the icons, the UI, the omnibox, the style of the tabs on the desktop version. Every Firefox story I’ve seen over the past year or two has been them going “LOOK AT US! WE’LL BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE!”

  • EvanTheGamer

    Peeps still use Firefox? Really?! Isn’t FF so like…2010?

    • Muddy B00ts

      People still say Peeps?

      • EvanTheGamer

        I purposely used the word “Peeps” just so someone would come along and say what you just said(or typed). Victory!

        • Muddy B00ts

          I walked right into that one. Well played, sir.

          • Lactose_the_Intolerant

            I would have jumped in had he said “Isn’t that hella old?” :p

  • Wesley Schwartz

    I see no compelling reason to switch from Chrome

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    Should be using the overflow, not Chrome’s ‘hotdog’, Mozilla. Tut tut.

  • Terri

    I recently started using Firefox on my tablet and I love it

  • Answer2K1

    Not as my daily driver, I do use Firefox to watch Amazon Instant Videos on my Nexus 7, though.

  • omnoms

    SAFARI ALL THE WAY

    • JoshGroff

      IE 9 is far superior to any browser ever!!! /s

    • Mack

      I don’t think everyone is getting the sarcasm.

      • Lactose_the_Intolerant

        True… but for those who did, it was funny.

  • http://twitter.com/TheTerrorWrist Poise

    *crickets

  • Jason Purp

    They’re always updating and changing and making a mess

    • Stevedub40

      Just like the desktop browser, I can’t stand it!

  • http://twitter.com/TheTerrorWrist Poise

    *crickets

    • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

      *chrome