Firefox 8.0 for iOS Brings New Tab Experience, Night Mode, and QR Code Reader

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Mozilla has released Firefox 8.0 for iOS with several notable new features including a Night Mode, a built-in QR code reader, and a redesigned tab experience.

Changes to the web browser's tabs mean users now see recently visited sites whenever they open up a new one, combined with highlights from previous web visits. Mozilla says this change in particular will be rolled out to users gradually over the next few weeks.


As for the new Night Mode, this refers to a web page brightness dimming feature for easier reading in dark environments, rather than a darkened interface as such.

Version 8.0 of the browser also introduces Feature Recommendations, which are basically hints and time-saving tips to help users improve their Firefox experience. In addition, it's also now possible to send a web page or tab to another Firefox-synced device, across both desktop and mobile devices.

Other smaller tweaks to the app include yMail as one of the supported email clients, the password manager now has improved login page detection, and when users copy a link Firefox will now prompt them to open it, rather than having to paste it in manually.

Firefox 8.0 web browser is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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iLLUMI

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Downloaded it and gave it a go on my iPad Mini. It's a bit slow and clunky.
Safari is still way ahead.
 
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Who uses Firefox nowadays, when there's a perfectly fine one...Safari.
I love how sure you are of yourself. So I won't waste your time informing you of some very severe limitations in Safari. I had to use Chrome to accomplish things that Safari completely FAILS at. Safari if far from being fail safe.
 

justperry

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I love how sure you are of yourself. So I won't waste your time informing you of some very severe limitations in Safari. I had to use Chrome to accomplish things that Safari completely FAILS at. Safari if far from being fail safe.
1. You used Chrome, not Firefox.
2. Nothing is perfect.(I have no limitations in Safari, if sites use Java/Silverlight I won't use them).
3. Safari is the fastest browser.
4. Safari is included when you install macOs so why bother changing to another.
5. You won't see me using anything google, chrome included, and yes, I block ALL google scripts/Adds/cookies/trackers...
 
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Whimseh

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Oh hey Chrome did this already.

Anyways, QR codes aren’t even a thing anymore... These companies are so late and so out of the loop when they should be at the forefront.
 

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Apologies for off-topic, but wouldn't the phone in the picture above be a great iPhone? The footprint of the SE but bezel-less meaning the screen could be around iPhone 6 size. And looks great.
 

stainless

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I appreciate what Mozilla does, but why bother with Firefox on iOS? Is there some killer feature I'm missing?
Yes, it syncs tabs to your desktop and via-a-versa. So one can begin an article or find a company to use and get home and sync to their Firefox... But my Safari already does that (he/she says), ah not on Windows!

I do agree that QR codes are DEAD for consumers, great for business use for inventory, tracking, etc. but a pain in the backside for consumers.
 
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1. You used Chrome, not Firefox.
2. Nothing is perfect.(I have no limitations in Safari, if sites use Java/Silverlight I won't use them).
3. Safari is the fastest browser.
4. Safari is included when you install macOs so why bother changing to another.
5. You won't see me using anything google, chrome included, and yes, I block ALL google scripts/Adds/cookies/trackers...
Good chucks of that don't apply to many who use PCs.
 
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Yes, it syncs tabs to your desktop and via-a-versa. So one can begin an article or find a company to use and get home and sync to their Firefox... But my Safari already does that (he/she says), ah not on Windows!

I do agree that QR codes are DEAD for consumers, great for business use for inventory, tracking, etc. but a pain in the backside for consumers.
Seems that Safari should just have some cross-platform support for this if that's it. That's also the only reason I've heard for using Chrome.

Anyway, I know I'm not everyone, but I've never had the desire to save tabs on my phone and have them appear on my desktop or use history from my phone, nor have I ever seen someone do that. Not really worth.
 

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1. You used Chrome, not Firefox.
2. Nothing is perfect.(I have no limitations in Safari, if sites use Java/Silverlight I won't use them).
3. Safari is the fastest browser.
4. Safari is included when you install macOs so why bother changing to another.
5. You won't see me using anything google, chrome included, and yes, I block ALL google scripts/Adds/cookies/trackers...
Safari is most assuredly NOT the fastest browser for iOS. I mean, it SHOULD be...
 

DeepIn2U

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And yet you still can't rearrange tabs on iPhone or iPad
You're worried about tabs?
* Still cannot save a bookmark to a new folder (unable to create one on the fly)!
* Still poor UI of saving bookmarks
* Still cannot collapse folders when not needed when opening or saving bookmarks!

Downloaded it and gave it a go on my iPad Mini. It's a bit slow and clunky.
Safari is still way ahead.
See above!

Good chucks of that don't apply to many who use PCs.
More importantly cause someone at Apple felt it was smart to:
no longer create Safari for Windows PC's
- BUT cross platform worked for the iPod Classic (before it was called Classic)
- still makes iTunes for Windows and drivers for iOS devices to connect.

So why isn't Safari available since 5.1.7 for Windows?
 

BigDO

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sad to know there are real people burning real manhours polishing this stale turd
 
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Sill

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I don't understand - why the alternate browser thing on iOS? Doesn't Apple guidelines require that every browser installed use Apple's browser engine? So whats the difference in using another browser? Aside from the whole Chrome spyware thing, I mean.
 
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