One of the best browsers out there right now for the Android operating system is the famous Mozilla Firefox. This browser has marked a before and after in PC browsers and now it intends to do the same for mobile phones.
Mozilla is a company that has been designing browsers for all kinds of platforms for years. Mozilla Firefox is the best example, since with the permission of Google Chrome, it has become one of the best browsers that exist for all types of platforms.
Firefox is free software, that is, anyone can download it for free and modify its code at will (hence the famous ice weasel browser of the Debian operating system was born). This browser is considered a benchmark in the sector, since it is capable of offering good performance and a good user experience.
In addition to that, it is a browser that performs well on all platforms and above all, a browser that learns from its mistakes. One of the biggest bugs in Firefox in the past was the excessive consumption of ram memory, something that has been corrected over the years.
This browser is also one of the safest that exists, since apart from private browsing, it is one of the browsers most committed to security and to preventing unwanted third-party software from entering and contaminating your mobile. So much so, that the Firefox browser is used as a base to create the famous Tor browser, the browser used to have completely anonymous browsing and enter the deep web, an internet that is hidden from the eyes of standard browsers.
The Android version has many features that make it a great version. First of all, it is a browser that includes many features such as private browsing, tabs, and bookmarks. These bookmarks are also shared with the computer, that is, if we have a Firefox account, we will be able to share the bookmarks with both the mobile and the computer, that is, they are interchangeable and customizable bookmarks.
The truth is that it works great for mobile phones, just like on the computer, something that will allow us to have one of the best browsers for Android that exist. It is also easy to install and easy to use, being of course totally free, since it is free software just like its big brother for PC.
Today, we are going to explain all the secrets of Firefox for Android, explaining how we can easily download this browser on our mobile phone. Pay close attention from now on if you weren’t already doing so to be able to enjoy one of the best browsers in the world directly on your brand new Android phone.
Instructions for Firefox for Android – Download and Tips
- Download the application:
The first thing we are going to explain about Firefox for Android is how we can install it on our Android device. What we must do is search for the application directly in the Google Play Store, that is, in the official google application container. Here we only have to search for the word Firefox so that the same browser appears. Once it appears, we are going to click on it and click on download, something that will automatically download and install the browser on our mobile phone. If the google play store does not work correctly for us, we also have the option of being able to download the application from other sources. If we do a simple Google search for Firefox for android apk, we will be able to find the application in other sources, such as apkmania or uptodown. We can also download other application managers, such as Aptoide, which will also allow you to download Beta versions of Firefox that have not yet been included in the Google Play Store.
- Use Firefox:
Once we have downloaded the application, we have to learn how to use mozilla Firefox. This app is very easy to use, since we are going to use it in a simple way, like any browser. When we download this application, we are going to open it and see how we can log in with our Firefox account, in order to synchronize the computer account with the mobile account. After this, we will be able to see our saved bookmarks and navigate in the application. If we click on the bar above, we will be able to enter the search term to navigate the application easily. We will also have the option of directly typing the URL address, thus achieving better precision when searching for the web page. If we click on the number on the right, we will be able to open a new tab, that is, a new navigation part in the browser. Finally we will be able to close tabs if we click here,
- Private browsing:
As on the computer, we have the option of being able to run an option called private browsing. This option has the main utility of allowing us to browse without leaving a trace, that is, it does not save cookies, temporary files or history. This is ideal if we like to visit sites that we don’t want people to know and we have shared computers, since the history of the Firefox account on the PC and on the mobile is synchronized. If we want, for example, to see a pornographic site without our wife with whom we share a PC knowing, we will have to do it from this tab. To activate this option, we are going to click on the private browsing tab, in which a special tab will open that will allow us to do all this. As in the large computer version, we can also activate permanent private browsing, an option whose main utility is that incognito mode is always activated, allowing us to be hidden all the time.
- Get good performance:
As with the PC version, this browser will be determined by the power of our terminal. Obviously it will not work the same in a phone with 3 gigabytes of ram than in a phone with 1 gigabyte of ram, since in the first we can open more advantages at the same time. In addition to this, it will also be determined by the type of content that we are going to visit, since, for example, videos spend more memory than sites that are designed in simple html. What we have to do to get the most out of this browser is to open only the tabs that we are visiting. Having thousands of tabs open at the same time is a bad habit, which will not only consume ram memory, but will also lower performance and use up much more battery power. I also advise you to navigate responsibly, since even if it is Android, we are not safe from viruses and other sources if we enter unwanted pages. Firefox for Android is perfectly capable of executing scripts, almost in the same way as on the PC, therefore, we must avoid visiting sites that are not entirely trustworthy.