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Firefox 14 Beta for Android Released with New User Interface and Flash Support

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If you’re a fan of Mozilla’s Firefox browser for Android, you may be interested in knowing that that a new beta version has been released ready for you to test should you wish to do so.

The Firefox 14 beta has had a major overhaul of the user interface, which now uses Android design elements and also has full support for Adobe Flash too.

Now, if you’ve been a keen user of Firefox for Android, you’ll know that Flash has been missing from day one. What’s really puzzling is that Mozilla has decided to add support for it now, considering that Adobe themselves have announced they will stop developing Flash for mobile platforms. So, we can only guess that its inclusion is down to users requesting it.

Anyway, moving onto other areas, as mentioned the UI has been updated to a slick new layout which allows you to easily switch between browser tabs by tapping the number icon at the top of the screen. There is also a new start page which shows thumbnail icons of the sites you’ve most frequently visited, along with the tabs that were opened before you exited the browser previously.

The beta also includes plenty of obligatory bug fixes which should improve the start-up time of the app, along with quicker response times when using the browser. Also, if you happen to use Firefox on your desktop machine, you can also set-up Firefox synchronisation which will ensure that any bookmarks you save along with history and tab information on a PC or laptop will be automatically sync’d to Firefox for Android, and vice versa.

If you fancy giving the latest beta a trial run, you can head on over to the Google Play Store where it can be downloaded now for free – obviously!

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