Mozilla launches its privacy-protecting Firefox Focus web browser on Android

Mozilla launches its privacy-protecting Firefox Focus web browser on Android

Mozilla launches its privacy-protecting Firefox Focus web browser on Android

Firefox released an Android version of its private browser Firefox Focus today. The browser by default blocks ad trackers and can erase your browsing history, including passwords and cookies.

The release follows the launch of Firefox Focus for iOS devices previous year. If you have used an iOS device lately, then you might have already used Firefox Focus. There aren't many configuration options, or even things you'd think of as core browser features - like support for favoriting websites or opening new tabs. Firefox Focus taps in the blocklist database offered by Disconnect to disable ads that track online activity.

Firefox Focus will also follow a different release cadence than the existing Firefox browser. Removing trackers and ads has the added benefit of speeding up page load times.

Firefox Focus isn't the only privacy-focussed browser available for Android.

What we mean by this is that the Android version is also focused on blocking a lot of the advertisements that you might come across on your browser. It is brand new browser from Mozilla which helps to maintains user's privacy and security. You may get annoyed with the unwanted advertisements while surfing various websites, well, this browser blocks down ads automatically without making any settings.

"The more open source innovation that exist in this space, the more users are served and the more vibrant the open web becomes", she said. They can also disable the tracker blocker if it prevents a site from loading correctly.

Ad tracker counter - Lists the number of ads that are blocked per site while using the app. Bermes said that Firefox Focus uses the default Android WebView, which uses Webkit. You will not be allowed to open multiple pages on the browser. If you would like to try Firefox Focus, you can head to Google Play Store right now and download the new privacy-oriented browser for your Android device.

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