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Firefox 26 Beta arrives with new 'Home' screen for Android, 'Click to Play' plug-ins on desktop

By Himanshu Arora ยท 7 replies
Nov 1, 2013
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  1. Mozilla has announced the availability of Firefox 26 Beta for both Android and Desktop users. Among the notable changes is a new 'Home' screen as well as additional search engine options (Yahoo and Bing) for the Android version, and a...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,269

    Firefox is a browser I've tried a couple of times and I've never really come to terms with it but it's not bad at all. I guess I'm just a dyed-in-the-wool Chrome user.
  3. Same here, Chrome is good browser, I tried it couple of times, but I like Firefox more.
  4. backo

    backo TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +8

    Firefox is my favorite browser, unfortunately I've been having some issues with it in the passed couple of months and I used it only on my mobile at the moment. Planning on giving it a go again when this version is out of beta.

    P.S. Love the iPhonedroid on the picture.
  5. Firefox is the best browser, plan and simple. With more capable addons, it is more secure than Chrome, and much more customizable. However I will agree that Chrome still has Firefox beat speed wise. But if you're going to use Chrome, at least get Chromium (which is what Chrome is based off of but without the Google spyware).
  6. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    Iron is a better product then Chrome..
  7. hammer2085

    hammer2085 TS Rookie Posts: 19

  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,555   +1,000

    both browsers are good.

    -chrome: better speeds when using a lower number of tabs, a bit more responsive, better youtube/google support (who would have guessed it..)

    -firefox: better memory manage when using more tabs than usual and less bugs when loading pages, more extensive customization options (from settings to addons), better interface (subjective - I like it more - the buttons/settings tab on chrome are just bad for me), some addons I use at work are more developed on firefox compared to chrome (ex: firebug)

    I use them both because both have pro's and con's that complement each other.

    PS: I trust mozilla more than google but I'm pretty sure that both do the same things
    PS2: I don't know which is more secure, but I do know that firefox is using older code and older addons, but the developers are more trustworthy because of the transparency. be careful of what you do and both browsers have the same security. most security holes are in the brains of the users ^_^

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