By 11 December 2013 | Categories: news


Mozilla has released the latest version of its Firefox browser, with version 26 bringing a few minor feature updates to the popular browser’s offerings. These include security upgrades such as the fact that Java plugins now do not play automatically, as Mozilla has opted to default these to click-to-play.  

Other new features includes support for playing H.264 videos for Linux users who have the appropriate gstreamer plugins installed on their computers. Windows XP users now also benefit from support for MP3 decoding, which sees Mozilla reaching its target of offering MP3 support across all versions of Windows OS.

Windows, Mac OS and Linux users new to Firefox can download the browser, whilst Firefox fans can click on the ‘About Firefox’ section under ‘Help’ within their browser to upgrade (around 12.9 MB for Windows PC) to the latest version.

On the mobile side with Firefox for Android

Updates for the mobile sibling of the full desktop browser are a little more notable as Firefox for Android now packs a revamped home screen, offering quick access to a user’s favourite websites, bookmarks as well as their Reading List. In addition, Firefox for Android 26 also delivers support for Bing and Yahoo!, which users can replace Google with as their default search engine.

Furthermore, Firefox for Android can now also be downloaded by Android users whose smartphones and tablets are powered by Intel x86 processors such as the Atom range. Some of these mobile devices include the Motorola Razr i, Asus Fonepad ME371, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

In other browser related news, Google made the latest stable version (30) of the world’s most used desktop web browser, as well as its mobile equivalent in Chrome for Android available for download.


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