Firefox Notes (First offered to release channel users on June 26, 2012)

Check out what’s new and known issues for this version of Firefox for mobile below. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug in Bugzilla.

What’s New

  • NEW
    Faster start-up and page load times
  • NEW
    Support for Adobe Flash
  • NEW
    The user interface has been completely re-designed with a new Awesome Screen
  • NEW
    New personalized Start Page with top sites and tabs from last time
  • NEW
    Better text readability through font size inflation
  • NEW
    Tap-to-play is default for plugins
  • NEW
    Google searches now utilize HTTPS
  • NEW
    New panning/zooming architecture implemented for better touch responsiveness
  • CHANGED
    Top Sites, Bookmarks, and History are now even more accessible from the Awesome Bar
  • DEVELOPER
    Pointer Lock API implemented
  • DEVELOPER
    New API to prevent your display from sleeping
  • DEVELOPER
    New text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements for Turkic languages and Greek
  • FIXED
    Reloading a page increases the zoom level (628269)
  • FIXED
    Blinking characters in form fields (665374)
  • FIXED
    Your previous tab session may not be re-opened on launch in some instances (697858)
  • FIXED
    Some text may appear too large (710808)
  • FIXED
    Opening links from external apps may not open properly. (711515)
  • FIXED
    Full screen does not work correctly on Flash video (727421)
  • FIXED
    Holding the Galaxy Note's stylus close to the phone dismisses the virtual keyboard on the Awesome Screen (750511)

Known Issues

  • Unresolved
    GIF animation can gets stuck when src and image size are changed (see 743598)
  • Unresolved
    Some recent changes in the Google layout and CSS may cause issues in non-webkit browsers like Firefox (see 668288)
  • Unresolved
    Find on page is not currently supported (see 695172)
    Unresolved on v14 Resolved in v15
  • Unresolved
    Text selection is not yet supported (see 695173)
    Unresolved on v14 Resolved in v16
  • Unresolved
    Firefox for Android uses the same locale as your system language settings (see 695565)
  • Unresolved
    Flash is not currently supported on Tegra 2 devices running Gingerbread (see 703056)
  • Unresolved
    Forms are not yet fully functional (see 705201)
  • Unresolved
    Font inflation my sometimes render inconsistent font sizes on certain pages (see 707195)
  • Unresolved
    WebGL on Adreno devices is not currently supported (see 736123)
    Unresolved on v14 Resolved in v15
  • Unresolved
    Changing the device orientation may sometimes yield unexpected behavior (see 740691)
  • Unresolved
    Firefox Sync will not behave as expected if multiple Firefox channels are installed on a single device (see 761206)
  • Unresolved
    Android tablets are unsupported (see 739407)
    Unresolved on v14 Resolved in v15