Firefox 5

Firefox has just hit another milestone for their mobile browser releases. Previously in beta, Firefox 5 has now gone official and is available for all to download. The latest release includes the Do Not Track feature to ensure safe and private browsing among many others bug fixes such as faster page loads over 3G as well as improved compatibility with SwiftKey keyboard. The full list is available after that break, as well as the download link for the Android Market.

    The latest version of Firefox Beta for Android has the following changes:

    • Important bug fixes: places.sqlite-wal takes too much space for Fennec (see bug 625981), password fields not masked (see bug 655864), typing in text fields started clearing beginning of characters (see bug 655852), input issues in rich text editors (see bug 624163), crash fixes (see bug 641010)
    • Fixed localization issues with truncated strings in French (see bug 658121), Russian (see bug 658099), and in Italian (see bug 658109 and bug 646093 )
    • Improved page load speed, especially on 3G networks (see bug 561694)
    • Improved panning responsiveness (see bug 639179)
    • Added support for the Do-Not-Track header (see bug 648654)
    • Improved compatibility with SwiftKey keyboard (see bug 617289)
    • Images downloaded to the Android Gallery are now immediately visible (see bug 646550)
    • Improved color conversion enabling better display of images and video (see bug 641014)
    • Dialog prompts better match default Android styling (see bug 618989)
    • Added support for over six menu items in the Android Menu (see bug 610784)
    • Resolved an error encountered when trying to load web pages without an active Internet connection (see bug 648268)

Reader comments

Firefox 5 now available, brings 'Do Not Track' function


Love me some firefox. good fast browser. glad to see their updating it to work more in line with SwiftKey.

Flash isn't that big of a deal to me, but I guess people gotta visit their FarmVille and PornHub.

FarmVille and PornHub are not the only things that need flash, I visit one particular flash chatroom on daily basis and that was almost a deal breaker when I had to chose between iphone and android phone. Also there are lots of tech/gadget sites that use embedded flash videos (not the youtube ones), So I dunno man maybe FarmVille and PornHub are the only things that YOU know, but trust me there is lots of other stuff out there that requires flash.

Agree 100%. I replaced my laptop with my Android since 4.3 inch screen is the perfect size to carry without giving up anything. Yeah it may be a smaller screen, but the tradeoff is worth it for me. I have all the apps I need that make me not need my laptop. Using the web with Flash is a MUST for me. 8 out of 10 sites require it including a site I use for my job on a daily basis, so not having it is a no win for me.

Not good enough to replace my SII browser. And no flash, really?! Firefox 5 with "do not track" and "no flash" functions.