Is Iceraven the better Firefox for Android mobile browser?


About two years ago, Mozilla revealed plans to replace the then-current version of its Firefox web browser for Android with a redesigned browser. The new browser would offer better performance and web compatibility according to Mozilla because of its new framework that it was based on.

It was called Firefox Preview during development and migration from the classic version of Firefox for Android to the new Firefox for Android started in early 2020.

While the new Firefox’s performance and web compatibility was indeed better, Mozilla made a few design decisions that affected part of the old browser’s userbase. The first was that the new Firefox supported only a limited number of add-ons. Mozilla picked add-ons from its recommended extensions program, including crowd-favorites such as uBlock Origin.

Users who installed other add-ons in Firefox could not get these to run in the Android version anymore. The Stable version offers up to this day no option to…

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