Mozilla Firefox Preview for Android With GeckoView Engine Detailed, Desktop Users Get Random Password Generator

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  • Mozilla claims Firefox Preview is “more like” Firefox Focus
  • The new browser is initially available for testing on Android devices
  • Latest Firefox Nightly build brings random password generator

Mozilla has released Firefox Preview — a new mobile browser that is touted to be “more like” the privacy-focussed Focus but comes with a feature-rich experience that’s so far limited to the regular Firefox browser for desktop. The new release is based on Mozilla’s in-house mobile browser engine GeckoView that is touted to bring the performance of Firefox Quantum to Android devices. Precisely, the company claims that Firefox Preview is up to two times faster than previous iterations of Firefox for Android. Mozilla has separately released a new Firefox Nightly build that brings a random password generator — similar to what debuted on Chrome 69 last year.

Originally released as Fenix earlier this year, Firefox Preview comes with an all-new interface that begins with a minimalist start screen. The browser also by default enables tracking protection that is claimed to prevent advertising trackers and other bad actors. There are also the privacy features of Firefox Focus. Further, Mozilla has provided a Collections feature that allows users to save, organise, and share their favourite sites.

For an enhanced Web browsing experience, Mozilla has integrated its GeckoView engine that is claimed to deliver a distinct experience over Google’s Blink, which powers a large number of Android browsers, including Chrome and Opera.

 

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