Mozilla Releases Firefox For Android Beta, Brings Open Source Custom Fonts, HTML5 Compatibility

Posted on Apr 5 2013 - 8:41am by Editorial Staff

Firefox For Android Beta

With Mozilla unveiled Firefox 20 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android two days ago, the company today released a new Firefox for Android, currently in beta version, bringing open source custom fonts and HTML5 compatibility optimizations. You can download the Firefox for Android Beta via Google Play.

Counting on the updates, Firefox for Android Beta comes with the custom, open source fonts Charis and Open Sans which will replace the default Android fonts for a visually appealing and clear reading experience. Also, the Firefox for Android Beta version includes improvements to HTML5 compatibility – which was tested on

Here is the full changelog for Firefox for Android Beta:

  • NEW: Shipping Open Sans and Charis fonts for Web Content.
  • NEW: Ability to save media files on long tap.
  • CHANGED: Polished UI based on Holo theme.
  • CHANGED: CSS -moz-user-select:none selection changed to improve compatibility with -webkit-user-select:none (bugs 816298).
  • CHANGED: Graphics related performance improvements (bug 809821).
  • CHANGED: Removed E4X support from SpiderMonkey.
  • DEVELOPER: Implemented Remote Profiling.
  • DEVELOPER: Integrated, Add-on SDK loader and API libraries into Firefox.
  • DEVELOPER: DOM/content implementation for <input type=’time’> Associated bugs.
  • HTML5: Added support for <main> element.
  • HTML5: Implemented scoped stylesheets.
  • FIXED: Download Manager page is not updated after clearing private data (777639).
  • FIXED: In content UI cut off on small screens (840593).
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