Firefox ends year of Droughts across iOS, New Update Coming Soon..

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 17, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Being regarded as one of the popular web browser-Firefox, which is a free and open-source platform developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux, and also in mobile version for Android, but the company has largely shied away from iOS. Until now, as Mozilla clears out all these confusions by beginning the preview of the iOS Firefox browser, and by rolling out its beta testing in New Zealand.

There had been restrictions earlier regarding Mozilla’s compatibility with iOS, but the team has been constantly working on a way to turn the situation around with a new browser for all loyal Firefox fans. It is now sharing its source code in Github for the brave early testers and is also pepping it up with a limited Firefox for iOS Beta soon.

The company will be focused at gathering data so as to bring Firefox on to the App store for the rest of the globe by later this year. The data collected from the preview, especially from the feedback on a few highlighted features including its Intelligent Search feature, will provide a mobile-friendly suggested search result experience across search providers. And secondly, it will also be looking for feedback on Firefox Accounts, a feature which unifies the browser experience across mobile and desktop. Another key preview enhancement will be its debut with Visual Tabs; that facilitates an intuitive way to keep track of all the open tabs.

Firefox specifies the goal of the preview in a blogspot as “Our goal is to create a great browsing experience for iOS with Firefox. With this first public preview we will be collecting feedback in one country, before we extend availability to get feedback in a few more countries prior to a full public launch.”

The browser uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. Earlier it claimed to fame that its features consolidated tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, Smart Bookmarks, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing based on a Google service, and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations.