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Firefox for Android allows it to run on older devices, makes it accessible to 250 million more devices

Firefox for Android can now be used on 250 million more devices thanks to support for ARMv6

| Internet Browsers News | Posted: Nov 20, 2012 6:00 pm

Today, Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox for Android. The updated version now includes support for devices running an ARMv6 processor, which Mozilla claims is found in roughly 250 million devices. For comparison, there are roughly 500 million existing Android devices, so it opens it up to a large new group of users.

 

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Previous iterations of the Firefox browser required devices to be running Android 2.2 or later and an ARMv7 processor. Users who have clung to their older Android device can now make use of the popular third-party web browser. The new browser also comes with many improvements for the visually impaired.

 

The accessibility improvements are now available in the mobile browser and will help visually impaired users navigate the web. If you'd like to pick up Firefox for Android for your older device, it's now available on the Google Play Store.

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