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Mozilla's Firefox Android browser now supports more phones

November 20 2012 By sunil|Android, Mobile Browsers

Wow! Now Firefox got more support for Android devices. Mozilla announced just today that its mobile browser for Android platform will now support millions more devices, and that also includes the popular HTC ChaCha, Motorola Fire XT, Samsung Galaxy Ace and LG Optimus Q. More to this, the latest version fetches Explorer by Touch support on Jelly Bean.

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As of now we have seen the Firefox only has supports for Android 2.2 version mobile handsets and higher as well as those equipped with ARMv7 processors. But, from today it will support other phones too having ARMv6 processors.

Mozilla also added in a press statement that the new update now fetches integration with TalkBack as well as support for advanced accessibility features.

Below is the full change-log:

- The new update now supports ARMv6 processor phones with at least 800MHZ and minimum 512 MB RAM

- Android 4/4.1: hard and software decoder support for h.264 video.

- Jellybean support for Explorer by Touch.

- Reduced size and IO improvements because of Safe Browsing

- Fixes: If back space is held, may erase text both front and at the rear of the cursor, Android 4.2 instability.

Mozilla aims at reaching as many people possible. It is noticed that about half the 500 million Android Phones in today's tech world runs on ARMv6 processor. This step is of paramount importance for creating the open Web free to all users.

This latest version of Firefox's mobile improvisation gives an added support to phones having ARMv6 processors with minimum speed.

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