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Firefox Now Preloaded for Select Android Phones

Nov 07, 2013 06:34 PM EST


Mozilla now has pre-installation for select Android phones. The company announced Kobo Arc tablets and Gigabyte GSmart Simba SX1 smartphones will incorporate the Firefox browser preloaded. In efforts to extend browser influence to the mobile industry, Mozilla is looking to Google's Android browsers to leverage and raise more traffic. The preinstall will be implemented for this year. Firefox is available at Google Play compatible on Android 4.0 and higher.

We are pleased to partner with Kobo and GIGABYTE to offer Firefox as a pre-installed Web browser on Kobo Arc tablets and the GSmart Simba SX1 smartphone.” stated Karen Rudnitski, Senior Product Manager for Firefox for Android. “Firefox is dedicated to offering users the best and most personal mobile browsing experience and we are happy to be able to bring that experience directly to users, globally.”


Purchasing pre-installed for Android users is a cost-effective and convenient solution. This is where users do not have to worry of installation on commonly used software such as the Mozilla Firefox browser. In this case Mozilla is not in a category of unwanted software. Mozilla’s Firefox for Android will deliver a great web experience for users.

Firefox for Android is an upgraded version from its version 2.2 (Froyo) and higher. The company has worked to improve performance, new design and platform functionalities. The browser offers a safer experience through protecting data. Firefox for Android is offered in more than 15 languages for its users.

Firefox a popular and fast browser that will being more convenience for Android users. Android will assist in making browsing easier. The interface will be customized through Android and combine privacy features. New security features include Do Not Track, Guest Browsing and Private Browsing.

The pre-installed devices will have access for Android users to synchronize browsing history, use passwords across devices and open tabs. Firefox will be preinstalled on the new Kobo Arc 7HD, Kobo Arc 7 and Kobo Arc. Pre-installation for Kobo 10HD tablets will enhance tablets designed specifically for eReading.

Firefox for Android GIGABYTE GSmart Simba SX1 Smartphones is pre-installed for GSmart Simba SX1. The device will have a dual SIM smartphone. The device will also support three-way calling  for Android users across its SIMs. The smartphone has a 21Mbps high speed connection and is expected to launch first in Russia, Ukraine, EEU, Belarus and Taiwan. The devices will then roll out entirely throughout the world by December 2013.

Download the latest version of Firefox for Android in the Google Play Store.

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