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Firefox Beta Mobile Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on May 16, 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
    Smaller tablets will now get the full tablet UI
  • CHANGED
    Improved WebGL rendering performance through asynchronous canvas updates
  • CHANGED
    Plain text files displayed within Firefox will now word-wrap
  • DEVELOPER
    CSS3 Flexbox implemented and enabled by default
  • DEVELOPER
    New Web Notifications API implemented
  • HTML5
    New HTML5 <data> and <time> elements

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 for Android uses the same locale as your system language settings (see 695565)
  • 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)