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Firefox: The newest browser option for iPhone and iPad

By dkpope
Nov 12, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/11/2015-11-12-image-7.jpg" /></p> <p>Firefox isn&#39;t new, but now it&#39;s finally available for iOS. Last December, Mozilla said they were <a href="http://www.techspot.com/news/59056-mozilla-experimenting-bringing-firefox-ios.html">experimenting</a> with bringing the browser to the Apple platform, they launched a public preview in September, and now it&rsquo;s <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/firefox-web-browser/id989804926?mt=8">in the iTunes store</a>.</p> <p>It has taken Firefox a long time to come to iOS partly because Mozilla had issues with the fact that they couldn&#39;t use their own browser engine on iOS. But Mozilla changed its mind, adhering to Apple standards presumably to get access to some of the iOS userbase.</p> <p>Those of you who are Firefox lovers will recognize the features in the iOS app: private browsing (iOS 9 only), syncing across devices, and &ldquo;intelligent searches.&rdquo; All good features, but nothing we haven&rsquo;t seen before. A built-in perk for those who have been using Firefox for a while: log in with your info and your bookmarks and saved tabs will be right there on your mobile device.</p> <p>Because it&rsquo;s taken so long for Firefox to make the move to iOS, they&rsquo;ll have to compete with the entrenched use of Safari and Chrome. But the portion of iPhone and iPad users who like and use Firefox on their desktop stand a good chance of switching over.</p> <p class="grey">Image credit: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-1598897p1.html?cr=00&amp;pl=edit-00">Alexander Supertramp</a> / <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/editorial?cr=00&amp;pl=edit-00">Shutterstock.com</a></p><p><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/62762-firefox-newest-browser-option-iphone-ipad.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/62762-firefox-newest-browser-option-iphone-ipad.html'>http://www.techspot.com/news/62762-firefox-newest-browser-option-iphone-ipad.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     
  2. I like Firefox on Android devices, I still use Opera mini too. It seems a bit late but who isn't? On the Linux side people are starting to jump on Chromium despite it being a piece of Google.
     
  3. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 350   +102

    Already downloaded it, Firefox sync is good but it doesn't show the toolbar links permanently or all open tabs. It also feels clunky and sluggish, a bit more refinement needed I think.
     
  4. Ddarling2me

    Ddarling2me TS Rookie

    Best for iphone
     

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