The Android version of its browser has also been updated with enhanced search and security features.
Other enhancements include support for the high-resolution Retina displays on Apple MacBook systems, supported with OS X 10.7 and above.
Meanwhile, Firefox for Android now offers search suggestions as users type into the address bar (or the ‘Awesome Bar' as Mozilla calls it). However, Firefox asks users first if they wish to opt in to search suggestions, which are conducted over a secure connection to protect user data, according to Mozilla.
The mobile browser also gains phishing and malware protection features by enabling Safe Browsing, which uses a list of list of known bad sites to warn users when they are about to browse to a site that may harbour such threats.
Firefox for Android supports devices with Android 2.2 or above, requiring about 16MB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, and is available via Google Play.
Daniel Robinson is technology editor at V3, and has been working as a technology journalist for over two decades. Dan has served on a number of publications including PC Direct and enterprise news publication IT Week. Areas of coverage include desktops, laptops, smartphones, enterprise mobility, storage, networks, servers, microprocessors, virtualisation and cloud computing.