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Firefox Preview 1.0.0 released on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.fenix


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    I’ve given this a try, and it looks pretty nice, and is fast. However, it doesn’t (yet?) have support for extensions like the regular mobile Firefox, and its built-in ad blocking is deeply inadequate for my needs. Regular Firefox on Android supports uBlock Origin.

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      Extension support is coming, though I’m not aware of any official ETA.

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      And here it is for those of us not using Google Play: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/releases/tag/v1.0.0 :)

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        This won’t automatically update though, which is a bit of a problem for a browser imho

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        This is a great step in the right direction

        …but I really don’t like the thing that slides up at the bottom of the screen. It takes the place of content which is 99.99% the reason I’m there. Not to share our bookmark. If I want to do that, I’ll find it in the menu.

        And is it just me that really, really needs a fast way to switch tabs to use a browser?

        Chrome lets me swipe across the bar at the top of the screen, but with Firefox it’s a tap, a visual scan to find the tab I want, and another tap.

        Otherwise I’d switch to this browser yesterday

        I like the collections concept, and the home screen

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          Chrome lets me swipe across the bar at the top of the screen

          Whoa, I never knew that shortcut. Didn’t expect to learn a Chrome tip in a Firefox thread, but now that I know it exists I hope Firefox does something similar!

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          A lot of people have pointed out that the preview doesn’t support extensions, but the deal-breaker for me is that although it syncs bookmarks and history with Firefox Sync, it doesn’t sync logins and passwords.

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            You might want to look into Firefox Lockwise for password sync. Benefit is that it works on all apps

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            Firefox on desktop and mobile is a dream team already. This is a God send. Fast and better looking than Brave.

            Thank you Firefox team.

            I use blokada so can/will wait for extension support.

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              Is it really faster than regular Firefox on android with only ublock origin?

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                Yes it is faster than Firefox on android with uBlock Origin. I would say it is, 2 out of 10 times, a tad slower to load websites than Brave. Give it a try.

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              this is very cool, This seems to be based on https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/android-components

              What I’n wondering is whether they’ll be able to do something in iOS as well.

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                No, App Store rules are still App Store rules.

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                I hope they’ll be allowing us to rearrange and rename collection items. The strange lack of that is the reason I’ve completely avoided using bookmarks in the current Firefox app. Otherwise, it’s looking good, and assuming extensions are on the way soon, I’m looking forward to switching over.

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                  Using FF on Android for quite a while (including the nice extension support that it has). What are the “benefits” of Fenix while compared to the standard mobile FF. Was something wrong with the standard version?

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                    It seems like an attempt to merge “regular” Firefox and Firefox Focus, which is their lighter-weight mobile version with additional privacy features (tracker blocking by default, and always in incognito mode essentially). I have both FF and FF Focus installed on my phone for different uses, so it could be useful to me personally if this new version really can replace both.

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                      I really have no idea and am wondering the same. Will the standard version be ditched or are they going to have to maintain two versions? If the standard version will be ditched, will it be done after extensions (arguably the main selling point of Firefox) are working on Fenix?