The Mozilla Fenix browser has arrived the Play Store as a limited beta. We had told you a couple of weeks ago that Fenix is the new browser being built by Mozilla that is set to retire or replace the soon-to-be retired Mozilla Firefox for Android.
Nothing much has been happening in terms of updating the Android version in recent times. According to a document spotted by Ghacks per Android Police Firefox will only receive bug fixes and security fixes. That said, Firefox 68.1 will be released on 3rd of September, while v68.2 will follow on October 22nd regardless of the plan to launch Fenix.
Fenix, according to Android Police, will feature new tab management, faster engine, and a more advanced look [dark mode included]. Now, it is only a matter of time before the browser is finally released as the limited beta version is now available in the Play Store.
Fenix according to Android Police, is faster and offers a smooth scrolling experience, which is far better than what is obtainable with its predecessor—Firefox. The navigation bar in Fenix is located in the bottom of the screen, which makes it easy to reach the overflow menu and enter new websites.
Want to join the beta program or have a feel of how Fenix browser from Mozilla is like? Simple go to Mozilla’s Beta Testing BugHunter event to join. Perhaps, it is important to let you know that the version in the Play Store is still being tested, and your joining the beta tester group is to take your feedback.
Firefox for Android is expected to be withdrawn from existence sometime in 2020. Fenix won’t be available for a while—at least not until work is fully completed.
Some months ago, Mozilla introduced its password manager to Android months after it did the same with the iOS version of the browser. Firefox Lockbox is a password manager that lets users to log into their native mobile apps using passwords that have already been stored in their Firefox browser. This eliminates the stress of having to remember all their passwords.
No set up is required from your end, which makes it even better. Firefox Lockbox is not as complete as other popular password managers like 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass and the likes of them. Some very useful and features such as ability to add or delete or edit passwords is lacking, alert on potentially compromised passwords as a result of data breaches, suggesting complex passwords for users, and a couple of others.
Firefox Lockbox solves a lot of problems including saving you the stress of having to memorize or write down all your passwords. It also eliminates the stress that comes along with resetting your password.