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Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by mellconty: 9:34pm On Oct 25, 2019
Mozilla has recently announced that its new Firefox browser for Android will support extensions, bringing it in line with its desktop sibling.

The new Firefox for Android based on GeckoView is currently in Preview, and Mozilla says it’s already seeing “great feedback” regarding the performance of the application.

The next step in the development of the new browser is adding support for add-ons, and Mozilla explains that the development team has started building support for extensions through the WebExtensions API.

Firefox Preview should receive the new functionality sometime in 2020, but for now, no specifics are available. On the other hand, Mozilla says this could take a while, and you are recommended not to try to install extensions in Firefox Preview.
"Early extension support coming in H1 2020"

Some may work, Mozilla acknowledged, but since they’re not officially supported, other issues could be experienced when using the browser.

“Bringing GeckoView and Firefox Preview up to par with the APIs that were supported previously in Firefox for Android won’t happen overnight. For the remainder of 2019 and leading into 2020, we are focusing on building support for a selection of content from our Recommended Extensions program that work well on mobile and cover a variety of utilities and features,” Mozilla explains.

“While some members of the community have discovered that some extensions inadvertently work in Firefox Preview, we do not recommend attempting to install them until they are officially supported as other issues may arise.”

Mozilla says the first implementation of extensions in Firefox Preview on Android should be ready in the first half of the next year, but no ETA is available just yet, though it could see daylight later in 2020.

Firefox Preview is available today, but without support for extensions, albeit it’s really worth a try, especially if you’re an avid Firefox user on the desktop.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/mozilla-announces-extension-support-for-the-new-firefox-for-android-527983.shtml

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Jestin: 7:16am On Oct 26, 2019
Mozilla better gets this one go work better or else I am with my google chrome....FTC

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by FactBoyz: 7:16am On Oct 26, 2019
Cool
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by hischoice(m): 7:18am On Oct 26, 2019
Are these folks not mind readers?

I was just wondering why I can't cast from my mobile Chrome browser to my TV, but can with the desktop Chrome and boom - this news.

What next is going to happen?

I think of doing adult deeds with my wife and boom - condom advert on my smart watch?
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by gboye93(m): 7:18am On Oct 26, 2019
Nice one grin
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Aladine(m): 7:18am On Oct 26, 2019
Great
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by logohaven1: 7:19am On Oct 26, 2019
grin
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by kendrick93(m): 7:20am On Oct 26, 2019
chrome,opera mini and ucbrowser are Ok for me

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Martialfc80: 7:20am On Oct 26, 2019
When will the new update become available?

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by ola33t: 7:20am On Oct 26, 2019
shocked

Trash. The extensions on the desktop version don't work well, let alone that for android.

Google Chrome with no extension beats firefox with all the extensions in the world.

There's a hidden place on Chrome desktop, just go there and unlock all the hidden settings.
Plus Chrome has more and better powerful extensions than firefox trashfox. Chrome with no extension kills trashfox, Chrome with extension finally buries trashfox

Firefox is a piece of shit. Can't even imagine the last time I checked, Firefox can't save a simple webpage as .mhtml.
Firefox is so fvcking archaic.

I always choose Google products any time any day.
Any google product always look simple but eventually turns out to be the most sophisticated.

Anything that comes from Google is the 'go to'.
Fvck anything else from others.

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Nobody: 7:22am On Oct 26, 2019
I hate Firefox
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by TheGameYard(m): 7:24am On Oct 26, 2019
Team Chrome any day, any time.
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Shakaranews2: 7:24am On Oct 26, 2019
Good interface
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Aspiringstudent: 7:25am On Oct 26, 2019
Please help my life everyone


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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by bedfordng(m): 7:26am On Oct 26, 2019
not bad
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by prince985(m): 7:45am On Oct 26, 2019
Kindergarten33:
See bellow
una no dey tire
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by STARKACE(m): 8:19am On Oct 26, 2019
Jestin:
Mozilla better gets this one go work better or else I am with my google chrome....FTC
seconded
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by OneKinGuy(m): 8:28am On Oct 26, 2019
Is this new? I mean I do use Firefox app with some extentions.

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Offpoint: 8:36am On Oct 26, 2019
Firefox happened to be my favorite browsers, you can do a lot of shît with it if you know the hidden trick.
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by gloriaunobi(f): 8:42am On Oct 26, 2019
I thought the extension are working already

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Babaken(m): 9:13am On Oct 26, 2019
kendrick93:
chrome,opera mini and ucbrowser are Ok for me
have you try BANGBROWER?
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by idonhammer: 9:27am On Oct 26, 2019
Bang wetin, which kind name be dat?

Babaken:
have you try BANGBROWER?
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Premiumwriter: 9:27am On Oct 26, 2019
ola33t:
shocked

Trash. The extensions on the desktop version don't work well, let alone that for android.

Google Chrome with no extension beats firefox with all the extensions in the world.

There's a hidden place on Chrome desktop, just go there and unlock all the hidden settings.
Plus Chrome has more and better powerful extensions than firefox trashfox. Chrome with no extension kills trashfox, Chrome with extension finally buries trashfox

Firefox is a piece of shit. Can't even imagine the last time I checked, Firefox can't save a simple webpage as .mhtml.
Firefox is so fvcking archaic.

I always choose Google products any time any day.
Any google product always look simple but eventually turns out to be the most sophisticated.

Anything that comes from Google is the 'go to'.
Fvck anything else from others.
I used to think like you before.

It must be chrome on desktop or nothing at all.

Just once I had little problem with my chrome and decided to try Firefox.

Since then, I've had no regrets. To me Firefox is the best browser on desktop. The only reason that makes me to open chrome nowadays is to look for saved passwords. Just wish I can export them to Firefox and that will be the end of Chrome for me

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by idonhammer: 9:28am On Oct 26, 2019
Which version of � do you use?


Offpoint:
Firefox happened to be my favorite browsers, you can do a lot of shît with it if you know the hidden trick.
Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by talk2hb1(m): 9:47am On Oct 26, 2019
How much can I make building extentions for FireFox?

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by ola33t: 9:53am On Oct 26, 2019
Premiumwriter:
I used to think like you before.

It must be chrome on desktop or nothing at all.

Just once I had little problem with my chrome and decided to try Firefox.

Since then, I've had no regrets. To me Firefox is the best browser on desktop. The only reason that makes me to open chrome nowadays is to look for saved passwords. Just wish I can export them to Firefox and that will be the end of Chrome for me

Can you gives reasons why Firefox is better than chrome?

Chrome would have easily allowed you to import your firefox passwords assuming your challenge was vice versal. That's just a quick one there showing you Chrome is better. I don't even have to talk too much.

Firefox can do too though but with much longer processes.
Firefox is crap, it would be a waste of time saying otherwise.

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Re: Mozilla Announces Extension Support For The New Firefox For Android by Premiumwriter: 10:21am On Oct 26, 2019
ola33t:


Can you gives reasons why Firefox is better than chrome?

Chrome would have easily allowed you to import your firefox passwords assuming your challenge was vice versal. That's just a quick one there showing you Chrome is better. I don't even have to talk too much.

Firefox can do too though but with much longer processes.
Firefox is crap, it would be a waste of time saying otherwise.
@bold

I put that to test your knowledge of both browsers.

You can actually export and import browser in both. And both follows the same process.

Firefox as a browser is the best I've encountered on pc.

The only advantage chrome has is sync. It comes as default for android, making it easier to sync data and passwords between devices. Firefox can sync too but why would anyone want to have Firefox & chrome installed on the same phone?

That's one of the reasons for the popularity of Chrome.

Since the switch, I've never made use of Chrome. Firefox is faster. A lot faster self. Returns fewer errors even with poor connection. And not to talk about the user interface.

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