Firefox 47 Beta Adds A Couple of Changes To Slightly Reduce Mobile Data Usage, Removes Support For Android Web Runtime

Firefox 47 Beta Adds A Couple of Changes To Slightly Reduce Mobile Data Usage, Removes Support For Android Web Runtime

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Soon after Firefox 46 went stable, the beta for version 47 has become available. Out of the box typical for browser updates, the alterations are minor and eclectic, however a couple of now can decrease the quantity of mobile data you take in with a hair or two.

One change may be the choice to show or hide web fonts, that is available these days under advanced settings. Plus, Firefox stop using data without anyone’s knowledge whenever a website uses meta refresh.

This release also removes support for Android web runtime. It was code Mozilla produced to operate Open Web Apps for Firefox OS. The work is continuing to grow stagnant for any couple of years, and Mozilla has become cutting the cord. Read up more within this Google Group as well as in the appropriate bug report.

 

What’s New:

  • New
  • Add ability to show system notification to highlight features on browser update
  • Add “Show/Hide web fonts” in advanced settings to reduce bandwidth and data
  • Changed
    • Show main domain (origin) or name of organization (EV certificate) in the URL bar (to prevent phishing attacks)
    • Stopped data usage when Firefox is in the background and a page uses meta refresh
    • “Open multiple links” setting under “Customize” has been renamed to “Tab Queue”
    • Notify Gingerbread Users that Firefox will no longer update after this release
    • Remove support for Android web runtime (WebRT)
    • Remove Favicons in Awesomebar to prevent HTTPS spoofing

You are able to carry the Firefox beta from Google Play or APK Mirror.

Firefox beta (Playboard) Firefox beta (Play Store)

Comments (3)

  • CM

    Did they lift this off iOS?

    Reply
  • Cody Toombs

    It was more like 8:30. it took me over 10 minutes to get my order in and it was still done before 9 am. According to Google Wallet, my tra1action took place at 8:43 am.

    Reply
  • Galaxy366

    Can this get any wo1e?

    Reply

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