Mozilla has begun work on migrating Firefox Beta on Android to Fenix, a whole new Firefox experience on Android. According to the Are We Fenix Yet? status page, progress to migrating Firefox Beta to Fenix is at 2.1%. Porting to Firefox Beta is the final stage before it arrives on the release channel, ready to consume by the average Firefox user.
To figure out how long it will be before the Release channel is migrated, you can look at how long ago the Nightly version was ported. At the end of January, Mozilla gave the green light for the Nightly channel to migrate, therefore, at the end of May, we could see the firm begin migration on the Release channel ready for the update to arrive in June or July.
Mozilla has been working on Fenix, better known as Firefox Preview, for about a year now. It has been working hard to introduce features already present in the existing Firefox atop the new, faster, browser engine. Earlier this month, it released Firefox Preview 4 which included better login management, top sites, and initial add-on support.
While it adds the finishing touches to make its new browser ready for public consumption, the Firefox Release channel on Android has been stuck on Firefox 68 with point updates being released instead of fully-fledged upgrades. With today’s news, those running Firefox Beta should prepare for their browser to get a radical new look.
Source: Sören Hentzschel