Last month we saw the launch of Firefox 7.0 for Android devices and now Mozilla is back with another upgrade of the mobile browser in the form of Firefox 8.0. Mozilla had announced the beta version of the popular web browser some time back and today the retail version of the product was announced.
The new browser brings along all the hereditary qualities of the mobile Mozilla browser and along with that a couple of new additions as well. The Mozilla Firefox 8.0 boasts a completely overhauled performance that will be considerably better than its earlier version and for mobile users that is what matters the most.
The new Firefox 8 comes with better security features to address the ever demanding needs of mobile data security. Like the desktop version of the Firefox browser, the new Firefox 8 comes with a master password option as well. So users will now be able to safeguard all the saved passwords with one single password available to the user.
Last but not the least, now with the latest Firefox mobile browser users will be able to bookmark pages on the device as usual but only this time they will be allowed to make the bookmarks visible on the device’s home page as well for an easy and quick access. So no more downloading separate applications for multiple web portals as bookmarks will directly lead you on the web page.
Firefox’s latest version of the mobile browser is compatible with devices running Android version 2.0 and above. Users are advised to connect to a high speed internet source such as a WiFi hotspot to download this browser as it is a 15 MB installation and can take a while to get downloaded using regular GPRS connection.
Firefox 8 is now available for download from Android Market. Users who wish to install it can visit the marketplace from their smartphone or they can follow this link to download it directly.