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Mozilla launches Firefox Focus for private Android browsing

Sun, Jun. 25, 2017
CAIRO – 25 June 2017: Mozilla announced the launch of its newest browsing application, Firefox Focus for Android devices, last week. Firefox Focus is all about speed and security, according to Mozilla, and the application enables the user to block ad trackers, analytic trackers, social trackers and other content trackers. It also makes erasing cookies and history only a touch away.

What could this mean? According to Mozilla’s website, it means you can “browse the web without being followed by tracking ads which are notoriously known for slowing down your mobile experience.”

Not only does the application block ads, it also provides a count for curious users who might want to track how many ads they avoided.

Firefox Focus lives to their “Browse like no one’s watching” motto by notifying users when they haven’t cleared their history or when they leave it running in the background. The application also allows users to pick their default search engine.

Firefox Focus was introduced for iPhones and iPads last November.

Less than a week after the release of the Android version, the app has amassed 3,551 ratings on Google Play. The reviews already praise the browser for its speed, pushing its rating to 4.6 / 5 with requests for tabs, bookmarks and enhanced full-screen feature.

However, it remains uncertain the extent to which Mozilla would respond to improvement suggestions and requests as the company already boasts the app for being “free of tabs and other visual clutter.”
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