Firefox 26 Mobile Released

Mozilla released the next update for Firefox Mobile users on Tuesday, December 10th. Firefox 26 included these updates:

NEW

    • Updated about:home interface with Top Sites thumbnails, and ability to pin tabs to home page
    • Password manager now supports script-generated password fields
    • Performance improvements on some Nvidia devices
    • CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec

DEVELOPER

    • Math.ToFloat32 takes a JS value and converts it to a Float32, whenever possible
    • There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache
    • Support for the CSS image orientation property
    • IndexedDB can now be used as a “optimistic” storage area so it doesn’t require any prompts and data is stored in a pool with LRU eviction policy, in short temporary storage

FIXED

    • When displaying a standalone image, Firefox matches the EXIF orientation information contained within the JPEG image (298619)
    • About:home is missing translations in some locales. Most affected are: ca, ga-IE, hu, ko, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro, and uk (933323)
    • Improved page load times due to no longer decoding images that aren’t visible (847223)
    • In some cases, the clip set on the page doesn’t update when the addressbar hides (928977)
    • Invalid position:fixed rendering (923969)
    • Various security fixes

UNRESOLVED/Known Issues

    • Some recent changes in the Google layout and CSS may cause issues in non-webkit browsers like Firefox (see 668288)
    • Firefox Sync will not behave as expected if multiple Firefox channels are installed on a single device (see761206)
    • Flash doesn’t work with Android 4.4 KitKat (see935676)
    • Text in Flash elements may display as boxes (see921670)
    • Text selection doesn’t work in textarea elements, try disabling auto-correct on the keyboard as a workaround (see 943944)

Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Firefox 26 or may do so by downloading and installing via the Google Play Store. The next scheduled update is Firefox 27 on January 21st, 2014.


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