Firefox Notes (First offered to release channel users on October 11, 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.

If interested, please see the complete list of changes in this release.

What’s New

  • FIXED
    16.0.1: Vulnerability outlined here
  • FIXED
    16.0.1: CyanogenMod 10 stability issues
  • NEW
    Reader Mode implemented for easy readability - just tap the book icon next to the URL
  • NEW
    Use the "Share" menu item to send tabs to desktop/mobile devices through the "Firefox Sync" option
  • NEW
    tel: URLs crafted to maliciously wipe your phone can no longer be opened
  • CHANGED
    Improvements around JavaScript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection
  • DEVELOPER
    CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16
  • FIXED
    Kyocera Echo temporarily de-supported due to stability issues (784757)
  • FIXED
    No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures (650355)
  • FIXED
    Opus support by default (772341)
  • FIXED
    Support for text selection in static web content (695173)

Known Issues

  • Unresolved
    Some recent changes in the Google layout and CSS may cause issues in non-webkit browsers like Firefox (see 668288)
  • Unresolved
    Firefox for Android uses the same locale as your system language settings (see 695565)
  • Unresolved
    Font inflation my sometimes render inconsistent font sizes on certain pages (see 707195)
  • 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
    Holding backspace may delete text both in front of and behind the cursor (see 770291)