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Firefox Beta Mobile Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on September 19, 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
    Guest Browsing added for handing your phone & browser to a friend
  • NEW
    Mixed content blocking enabled to protects users from man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdroppers on HTTPS pages
  • NEW
    Add-ons can now add indicators to the URL Bar
  • CHANGED
    Romanian, Irish, and Ukranian locales added
  • DEVELOPER
    Remote debugging with desktop Firefox can now be enabled from the settings
  • DEVELOPER
    Contacts API now implemented in support of web apps
  • DEVELOPER
    CSS3 background-attachment:local support to control background scrolling
  • DEVELOPER
    Many new ES6 functions implemented
  • HTML5
    iframe document content can now be specified inline

Known Issues

  • 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)