Firefox, the popular web browser developed by Mozilla has had its mobile version for Android available on the Play Store since 2011, and the company recently reported 100 million downloads – a milestone that deserves being mentioned.
An official post on the Mozilla Blog stated, “We’re proud to share that Firefox for Android has now been downloaded more than 100 million times from Google Play”. The post then highlighted Mozilla, and essentially Firefox’s support of an open internet where users’ privacy is protected while they experience speedy web browsing.
Some time back we also included Firefox for Android in our list of the Top 10 Fastest Free Web Browsers for Android on account of its customization options, including add-ons that can help you manage your passwords and create gestures. Other great features include offline reading and the option to sync your bookmarks across devices.
The official blog post also included the Top 10 Firefox for Android Milestones below:
Top 10 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.
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