Firefox 16 Brings With Safari-Like Reader Mode On Android


Firefox 16 Brings With Safari-Like Reader Mode On Android


The new version of Firefox is out for Android users. More than users, Android developers can look forward to more tools and features in this new Firefox 16 browser version. As per the Firefox team, the new browser version would provide developers with better keyboard control over developer tools intuitive command line to execute commands and configure parameters. 

The new release is expected to be much more table and user friendly. There are many developer friendly features like a boatload having CSS3 animations, transitions, image values, transforms and values. The other highlight in this new browser is the battery API which would give developers a facility to see the battery charge status in real-time. In addition to battery API, there is also a Vibration API included as part of this Firefox 16 version. 

To talk about the features included in this version for users, it brings in web app support for Windows, Mac and Linux devices. There are improvements in the user interface as well as voice over support too. There are some updates to the mobile firefox browser version too.

The most notable update is the inclusion of a reader mode as you can see in Safari browser. Users can easily click on the Read button placed on the browser toolbar to enable this mode which will help users to read content with minimum distraction. There is also a provision to share the web pages using ‘Share’ button, which can make Firefox sync to send those tabs to desktops and mobile devices. 

You can view the video of Firefox 16 version demo from here.

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