In the press release, Firefox noted that the latest browser borrows several features from Firefox Focus, a lightweight browser with improved privacy and productivity. However, users have wanted a complete browser with same security features since launch. As a result, the organization has now released the Firefox Preview.
In order to bring the best possible browsing experience, Firefox stated that it has used GeckoView engine that offers better performance. It said, “Firefox for Android on GeckoView also results in greater flexibility in terms of the types of privacy and security features we can offer our mobile users. With GeckoView we have the ability to develop faster, more secure and more user friendly browsers that deliver unprecedented performance.”
As for design and features, Firefox Preview will focus on minimalistic start screen and a bottom navigation bar. While minimalistic design is certainly welcome one, the bottom navigation bar might take some time for users to get used to. Additionally, the browser also features ‘Collection’ which will allow users to save and share collections of sites. Most importantly, as privacy and security is the focus of the latest app, the browser has tracking protection turned on by default.
In case you are interested in trying out the latest browser, you can install it from Play Store. At the moment, Mozilla hasn’t stated a concrete date of release although it said that a complete browser will arrive ‘later in fall’.