Mozilla’s Android browser client Firefox has received a new v57 beta update. The new version comes with an interface overhaul, a redesigned new tab page and an incognito keyboard. The update is live right now and so you could just install the update and see for yourself. Here’s a quick look of the changes:
The user interface has been cleaned up a bit and you’ll notice it as soon as you see the big rectangular icons for popular websites in the “TOP SITES” section. The New tab page has also changed.
Here, the top site’s icons are smaller and that space is used for news that are ‘Recommended by Pocket’. This does seem to be an adaptation from UC Browser. The new look is called Photon UI and it was seen earlier in a nightly build.
Another feature is the addition of the incognito keyboard. Firefox will automatically block keyboards from recording keystrokes when you need to go rogue on your browser. This feature trickles down from Mozilla’s privacy-centred browser Firefox Focus. Also, Google’s Keyboard aka Gboard has the same incognito mode. Other perks include scrolling in the URL bar and launching a customized version of Firefox.
You can download the update from the Play Store or from APKMirror.