Earlier this week, Mozilla released Firefox 9.0, the latest version of the popular web browser. However, that's not all the company released this week. Mozilla also launched a new version of its Android port of Firefox via the Android Marketplace. This new mobile version of Firefox now has been optimized to work on Android-based tablet products.
As explained in the release notes for Firefox for Android, the web browser now has support for full pages even when a tablet is in portrait mode. Browser tabs are shown on tablets as thumbnails on the left panel of the browser which should allow users to continue checking out a full web page while still being able to switch between tabs. There's also an Action Menu that lets tablet users access things like preferences, add-ons and more with a simple touch. You can see all of these tablet-based features at work in the video above.
In addition, the new version of Firefox for Android lets developers use HTML5-based tools to create web sites that can user the features of the Android-based web browser. For example, developers could create a site that would allow users to make use of a smartphone or tablet camera or to scan bar codes without needing a third party application.