Firefox for Android Tablets

Firefox for Android still lacks the speed and performance as compared with the available mobile browsers. Firefox Mobile team recently released a nightly build of Firefox for Android tablets specially targeting Honeycomb users. The Honeycomb version of Firefox is much sleeker and integrated with the operating system.

Mozilla’s Ian Barlow has also posted few mockups of the upcoming versions of Firefox for tablets. The recently released nightly build can be installed from Mozilla’s nightly site for testing purposes.


While the Firefox for Android phones has already upgraded to version 6, the final version of Firefox for tablets will arrive with Firefox 9. The tablet version of Firefox has very minimal and monochrome theme. The Awesomebar uses the tabbed menu to allow quick access to bookmarks, history, and synced desktop activity. In landscape mode, tabs exist in a persistent left bar for quicker access. Users can switch through tabs easily with their left thumb, and scroll through web content with the right. While in portrait mode, the tab bar gets rolled up into a menu item at the top of the screen, for optimal use of the screen real estate.