Firefox for Android
Release Notes

Release Notes tell you what’s new in Firefox. As always, we welcome your feedback. You can also file a bug in Bugzilla or see the system requirements of this release.

Firefox for Android Release

October 11, 2012

Version 16.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on October 11, 2012


  • Firefox on Mac OS X now has preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default

  • Initial web app support (Windows/Mac/Linux)

  • Acholi and Kazakh localizations added

  • No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures




  • Developer Information
  • New Developer Toolbar with buttons for quick access to tools, error count for the Web Console, and a new command line for quick keyboard access

  • CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16

  • Reverse animation direction has been implemented

  • Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented

  • User Agent strings for pre-release Firefox versions now show only major version

  • Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload

  • Pointer lock doesn't work in web apps


  • If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)

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