Firefox: redesigned design, new engine, Mozilla is rolling out a major update, here's how to download it

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Firefox experiencing a revolution on Android. Indeed, the browser has a new engine, but also a new, more modern design. It is currently rolling out on the Google Play Store and the APK can be downloaded as well.

Firefox on Android will have the right to a new youth. The browser is indeed undergoing a major change, both in substance and in form, thanks to a new update. This version, Firefox 79, or Fénix, is currently deployed on the Google Play Store. The august navigator showed the weight of the ages with his outdated design. Mozilla has revamped everything. It is now based on a new engine, GeckoView, which wants to be faster, more fluid, but also more in tune with the mobile world.



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In addition to this profound change, the browser has the right to noticeable graphical improvement, with the ability to customize its interface, put a dark mode and do, as is already the case with the competition, picture in picture, very practical on mobile. Likewise, Mozilla promises greater privacy. The browser has a built-in ad blocker and promises to keep your data safe. Finally, the private browsing mode guarantees total security, assures Mozilla. There are still a few things to fix, especially in terms of extensions that are not all compatible with the new Firefox.

A browser that struggles to impose itself

This new update is important in the history of Mozilla, on the same level as the deployment of Quantum on the desktop version of the browser in 2017. Just go to the PlayStore and see if the update is available. If you want to stay on the old version, just don't install it. The APK is also available if you are impatient.



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Firefox 79 will have the heavy task of convincing the crowds on Android. Indeed, the Mozilla browser not really unanimous on mobile (iOS and Android combined). According to statscounter, the market is crushed by Google Chrome, which is used by 60% of users, followed by Safari and its 24% market share. Firefox, which does not benefit from being installed by default on all terminals, peaks at just 0,4% of market shares. It's not much, but the advantage is that Mozilla can only progress.






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