Did you try Firefox for Android?

  • Yes

    Votes: 4 57.1%
  • No

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • My phone does not have Android operating system

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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Jack

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Google's mobile version of Chrome has become the de facto standard browser for Android, but never let it be said that it's the only option. Mozilla Firefox, which predates Chrome on both desktop platforms and Android, has been downloaded from the Play Store 100 million times. Mozilla decided to toast the occasion on its official blog.



Aside from the obvious user interface differences, the Android version of Firefox has gradually added compelling features like integration with synced Mozilla services (which are a godsend if you use the desktop browser as your primary web interface), extra user-accessible tools like a fullscreen switch customized search engines, and add-ons that expand the base app's functionality. Though detailed download information isn't posted to the Play Store, it's probably second only to Chrome (and the original AOSP browser in markets like China) in the number of total Android users. Firefox is also pre-loaded on some devices.

Read more: http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/04/09/firefox-for-android-passes-100-million-downloads-in-the-google-play-store/
 

Rus Anca

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Mozilla shares the following Firefox for Android Milestones:

March 29, 2011: Firefox for Android is launched, complete with Firefox Sync to connect Firefox experience across devices and platforms.

June 26, 2012: Firefox for Android debuts dynamic upgrade for faster Web access and Do Not Track features for added privacy.

February 19, 2013: Firefox for Android introduces support for lightweight themes to offer greater browser personalization.

September 17, 2013: Firefox for Android introduces QuickShare to give you more options when sharing your favourite Web content across social networks.

October 29, 2013: Firefox for Android becomes the first to introduce Guest Browsing to give you additional privacy features.

November 7, 2013: Firefox for Android pre-installed on Kobo Arc Tablets and GIGABYTE GSmart Simba SX1 smartphones.

December 10, 2013: Firefox for Android introduces new Top Sites, History, Bookmarks and Reading List swipeable home screen panels, giving you easier access to the Web content you want to see.

October 14, 2014: Mozilla introduces a quick and easy way to send videos from Firefox for Android straight to your streaming-enabled TV via Roku and Chromecast devices.

November 10, 2014: Mozilla adds DuckDuckGo as a pre-installed search option.

April 9, 2015: Firefox for Android surpasses 100 million downloads.

Note:
-not mean 100 million people have downloaded the mobile browser
-not all devices or users have Google Play accessso there are APK downloads and installs that aren't even being tallied here.Tthe overall download number is higher.

100 million of anything from anywhere is a big deal, and Mozilla deserves major kudos.
Mozilla does not have the advantage of having Firefox preloaded on Android devices

Users have to actively seek it out.This milestone proves that people still look for and download Firefox, and that is worth celebrating.



Congratulations, Mozilla.
 
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oneeye

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Firefox for Android is hands down the safest browser with the add-ons like
"https everywhere",Ghostery,and "self-destructing cookies" . There are many other security add-ons similar to those above. But with the extra security comes a slightly slower loading. A good tradeoff. The reader mode,with a place to keep articles or web content. Add a restart button in settings,and a quit button that clears cache and history. This browser is closest to a desktop available.

That said,I do use Chrome and Opera mini. I was also using the native brrowser and Ghostery's new stand alone browser (in playstore) intill recently,due to freak attack bug. The three I use are safe in that regard.
 
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