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Firefox Beta Mobile Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on August 8, 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
    Enabled support for WebRTC
  • NEW
    Ability to share open tabs between NFC-enabled phones
  • NEW
    Easy access to your favourite share application from main menu. Read more in the blog post.
  • NEW
    Added support for Braille, Popup announcements, Door hangers retain focus and a lot more for TalkBack users
  • NEW
    Better night reading experience with Night mode functionality in Reader
  • NEW
    Added Swedish, British and Catalan to Android multi-locale builds
  • CHANGED
    Baidu is now the default search engine for the Chinese locale
  • DEVELOPER
    Removed support for sherlock files that are loaded from application or profile directory

Known Issues

  • Unresolved
    Certain WebRTC calls using non-compliant STUN server may fail (see 888274)
  • Unresolved
    Users on Android 4.3 will not be able to copy, cut, or select within the address bar (see 889562)
  • Unresolved
    Browser is unusable on the Nexus 10 tablet with Android 4.3 (see 900020)
  • 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)
  • 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)