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Firefox Beta Mobile Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on October 31, 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
    Updated about:home interface with Top Sites thumbnails, and ability to pin tabs to home page
  • NEW
    Password manager now supports script-generated password fields
  • CHANGED
    Performance improvements on some Nvidia devices
  • CHANGED
    CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec
  • DEVELOPER
    There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache
  • DEVELOPER
    Support for the CSS image orientation property
  • DEVELOPER
    IndexedDB can now be used as a "optimistic" storage area so it doesn't require any prompts and data is stored in a pool with LRU eviction policy, in short temporary storage
  • FIXED
    When displaying a standalone image, Firefox matches the EXIF orientation information contained within the JPEG image (298619)
  • FIXED
    Improved page load times due to no longer decoding images that aren't visible (847223)
  • FIXED
    In some cases, the clip set on the page doesn't update when the addressbar hides (928977)
  • FIXED
    Invalid position:fixed rendering (923969)

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 Sync will not behave as expected if multiple Firefox channels are installed on a single device (see 761206)
  • Unresolved
    About:home is missing translations in some locales. Most affected are: ca, ga-IE, hu, ko, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro, and uk (see 933323)
  • Unresolved
    Text in Flash elements may display as boxes on Samsung devices (see 921670)
  • 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)