Firefox for Android: Something "big" is coming

Mozilla has offered a beta version of its Firefox web browser for Android devices for a while now, but apparently we haven't seen anything yet. In a recent Twitter message, the company is teasing us with the above image as well as the message, "  for . Something BIG is coming your way next week." The image itself says, "Fast. Smart. Safe."

A later Twitter post says that users can either wait until the big announcement or "... install the Firefox Beta app on your Android now ;)." Android smartphone owners can grab that beta version now from Google Play.

Next week also happens to be when Google will be holding its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. The timing of Mozilla's announcement cannot be a coincidence in this regard.

The teaser statements sound like Mozilla is prepping up for a new version of Firefox for Android that should be faster than previous versions, while also offering more features and be more secure. Mozilla is also working on a Metro version of Firefox for Windows 8 and the company is developing an iPad specific version of Firefox in the near future.

Source: Firefox Twitter page | Image via Mozilla

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