New Firefox for Android optimized for tablets

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.

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