Firefox for Android
Release Notes

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68.0
Firefox for Android Release

July 9, 2019

Version 68.0, first offered to Release channel users on July 9, 2019

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

New

  • Improved web page painting performance by avoiding redundant calculations during paint

  • WebAuthn (the Web Authentication API) allows users to sign in to a website with a hardware token or even a fingerprint, enabling password-free authentication.

Fixed

  • Various security fixes

  • Local files can no longer access other files in the same directory.

Changed

  • Unified existing locales (bn-BD, bn-IN) under a single Bengali (bn) localization

  • The following unmaintained translations have been removed: Assamese (as), English - South Africa (en-ZA), Maithili (mai), Odia (or). Existing users will be migrated to the language set as the default for Android or the US English version.

  • New installations of Firefox for Android will no longer automatically download the Cisco OpenH264 plugin for WebRTC.

Developer

  • Added about:compat, where website-specific workarounds are listed and may be toggled. These workarounds are meant as temporary fixes for various forms of website breakage for Firefox, while the website fixes them in due time. With about:compat, it is now easy to see all of the workarounds that are active in Firefox, and easy for website developers to disable a given workaround for testing purposes.

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