Android Reinventing Firefox for Android - Firefox Preview now Open!


Staff member
Jan 8, 2011
UPDATED: Android - Reinventing Firefox for Android - Firefox Preview now open

Mozilla is working on Fenix, its brand new browser for the platform with new tab management, a faster engine, and a more modern look (including dark mode).
The newly (pre-)released browser feels snappy and fast with a smooth scrolling experience, something I can't claim is true for its predecessor. The navigation bar moves down to the bottom of the screen, making it easy to reach the overflow menu and type in new websites. Switching tabs is a little janky right now, as you can't simply swipe over the URL bar to do that (as in Chrome). Instead, upon tapping the tab switcher button, you're taken into a combined start page and tab overview screen where you can save your browsing sessions as collections.
Source: Mozilla's new Fenix browser comes to the Play Store as a limited beta [APK Download]

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Level 15
Feb 13, 2017
It's incredible how much faster this version is compared to the current one. That just shows the self harm Mozilla has been doing to itself in the mobile segment in the last months.
I wonder if this is still using the Gecko engine, though


Level 24
May 16, 2018

I used to be a Fenix guy.... Fenix flashlights.

They are among the best.



Back on topic..

Glad to see Mozilla continue to develop.


Staff member
Jan 8, 2011
Blog: Reinventing Firefox for Android: a Preview – Future Releases

Today we’re very happy to announce a pilot of our new browser for Android devices that is available to early adopters for testing as of now. We’ll have a feature-rich, polished version of this flagship application available for this fall.
  • Always-on, always private
  • Bringing Firefox Quantum performance to mobile, with GeckoView
To speak more specifically about features, here are some new functions Firefox Preview will offer, partially enabled by GeckoView:
  • Faster than ever: Firefox Preview is up to 2x faster than previous versions of Firefox for Android.
  • Fast by design: with a minimalist start screen and bottom navigation bar, Preview helps you get more done on the go.
  • Stay organized: Make sense of the web with Collections, a new feature that helps you save, organize, and share collections of sites. Quickly save and return to tasks like your morning routine, shopping lists, travel planning and more.
  • Tracking Protection on by default: Everyone deserves freedom from invasive advertising trackers and other bad actors so Firefox Preview blocks trackers by default. The result is faster browsing and fewer annoyances.

Download: Firefox Preview - Apps on Google Play