Firefox has updated its web and mobile browsers today with new beta versions. Now up to version 22, Firefox for Android has benefited from some fantastic WebGL-based speed updates and some improvements to CSS3.
Most notably in this release is a full tablet UI for devices between 7- and 10-inches. Previously the spread-out interface was limited just to larger tablets, but now devices like the Nexus 7 can take part, too.
While Chrome is still the most popular choice for Android users running ICS and above, Firefox is a great choice for those stuck on Gingerbread or Froyo. The new release is fast, renders pages accurately, and supports add-ons. The next release will implement WebRTC, an open standard that allows browsers to communicate with one another without installing any plugins. This has already been activated on the Firefox beta for desktops and the latest version of Chrome, so it’s only a matter of time before it comes to mobile.
Download Firefox beta for Android.