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Firefox Beta Mobile Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on June 27, 2013)

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
    Dynamic toolbar hides navigation bar when scrolling down page content
  • NEW
    Basic support for subscribing to feeds (RSS/Atom) with long-tap in address bar
  • NEW
    Add pages to reading list on devices incapable of accessing Reader Mode
  • NEW
    Preliminary implementation of Firefox Health Report for Android (see FAQ)
  • NEW
    Added a setting to let users display URLs in the title bar instead of page titles
  • NEW
    Users can now specify a default search engine
  • NEW
    Implemented switch-to-tab
  • NEW
    Added hu and tr to Android multi-locale builds
  • NEW
    Added Serif/Sans Serif font toggle to Reader Mode
  • NEW
    Long press Reader Mode icon to add article to Reading List (try it!)
  • CHANGED
    Awesomescreen remembers user entered search terms
  • CHANGED
    CSP policies using the standard syntax and semantics will now be enforced
  • DEVELOPER
    Write more accessible pages on touch interfaces with new ARIA role for key buttons
  • DEVELOPER
    Added unprefixed requestAnimationFrame
  • DEVELOPER
    HTML5 <input type="range"> form control implemented
  • DEVELOPER
    Dropped blink effect from text-decoration: blink; and completely removed <blink> element

Known Issues

  • Unresolved
    Some recent changes in the Google layout and CSS may cause issues in non-webkit browsers like Firefox (see 668288)
  • Unresolved
    Font inflation may sometimes render inconsistent font sizes on certain pages (see 707195)
  • Unresolved
    Firefox Sync will not behave as expected if multiple Firefox channels are installed on a single device (see 761206)
  • Unresolved
    'Video can't be played because the file is corrupt' on some HTC Gingerbread (Android 2.3) devices (see 829454)
  • Unresolved
    Private Browsing - can't see URL bar text on variant of HTC Sense UI (Froyo) (see 833351)
  • Unresolved
    Moving Firefox to background while playing a flash video in full screen mode and bring it back to view will freeze the app (see 809055)