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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.

48.0 Firefox for Android Release

August 2, 2016

Version 48.0, first offered to Release channel users on August 2, 2016

We'd also like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!


  • New users will now have an entry point to sync from the History panel

  • Stay in the loop! Get and control notifications for websites of your choice.

  • Android Marshmallow/6+ peeps: We added a sweet action bar that floats near your selected text. No more traveling to the top of the screen!

  • Video controls get a new look! Snazzy

  • Want Firefox as your default? Of course you do. So we made it easier.

  • Android media improvements:

    • Record all the things! MediaRecorder on Android is now supported via software codecs
    • Better Audible playback FTW! Now with Android Audio Service.
  • Amazon product search suggestions added to Awesomescreen Search

  • Adding Qwant as a search option for French, United Kingdom English and German locales


  • Support for Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) has ended. Farewell!

  • We restore your tabs by default. Don't want that? You can change it in Advanced Settings. You're in control

  • "The following have new homes. Less swiping for you!

    • Reading List is now in your Bookmarks panel
    • Sync Tabs is now in the History panel
  • Mobile history comes before synced desktop history on your phone or tablet. Of course!



  • On some websites using an important number of cookies, under certain conditions, this can cause the user to be logged out (1264192)

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