Firefox for iOS Soft Launches in New Zealand

Mozilla launched the first public preview of Firefox for iOS on the App Store in New Zealand today. The company aims to gather comments on Firefox for iOS in the country, and eventually a few others, to aid make improvements and add brand-new functions to the browser prior to a worldwide launch later on this year.

The general public preview variation of Firefox for iOS showcases Intelligent Browse, Firefox Accounts and Visual Tabs.

  • Intelligent Browse: Recommended search results and list of search alternatives, consisting of Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Twitter, Amazon and WordPress
  • Firefox Accounts: Firefox browser history, passwords and tabs from your desktop on your iPhone
  • Visual Tabs: A card-based grid of open tabs

To offer feedback within the app, tap the numeric tab icon on the leading right, tap the “Settings” menu on the leading left and tap on “Send out Feedback” under the “Support” menu.

Mozilla was initially opposed to launching Firefox on iOS due to the fact that of Apple’s policy that needs third-party browsers to utilize its own WebKit structure and JavaScript engine, but the business reversed course and announced strategies to launch an iOS app in December 2014. Other third-party browsers consist of Chrome and Opera.

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