Firefox has updated its Android app to version 42 that brings several new features, including Tracking Protection for Private Browsing. This feature is also available for Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux that actively blocks content like ads, analytics trackers and social share buttons that may record your behavior without your knowledge across sites. It won’t remember any history, but downloaded files and new bookmarks will be saved in your device.
The desktop version also brings new Control Center that contains site security and privacy controls in a single place in address bar so you can turn off Tracking Protection in Private Browsing for a particular site if the webpage is not visible properly. In Android you can disable tracking protection for private browsing from Privacy settings. The update for Android also bring improved performance for interactive websites that trigger a lot of restyles and various security fixes. Check out the complete changelog below.
New features in Firefox v42 for Android
- Private Browsing with Tracking Protection blocks certain Web elements that could be used to record your behavior across sites
- Open external URLs from Android apps in the background
- Family-friendly browsing for Android when users create a restricted profile on tablets
- Use scrollable tabs for panels navigation
- Support direct voice input for searching from the URL bar
- Mobile login manager (about:logins) lists all saved logins and allows users to view/edit or delete logins
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