Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

Mozilla plans to replace Firefox for Android with Fenix

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Firefox for Android hasn’t got much attention from Mozilla recently, but Mozilla seems to be focusing on another place. Mozilla is working on a new browser, Fenix that is designed to eventually replace the current Android Firefox browser. A support document published by Mozilla outlines the company’s plans for replacing Firefox (referred to as ‘Fennec’ in the document) with Fenix. Firefox 67 and 68 for Android will be released according to the previous plan (on May 14th and July 9th respectively), but after that, Firefox mobile browser will only receive error fixes and security patches, Firefox 68.1 will be 9 Released on March 3, v68.2 will be released on October 22.

Mozilla said in the documentation that they are constantly moving resources from Fenix ​​development to fix bugs and implementations in the current version of Firefox. Keeping the Android version of the browser on the v68 branch will allow more people to participate in Fenix ​​development, but it also means that no new features will appear on the Android version until Fenix ​​is ​​completed. The documentation does not say when Mozilla plans to eventually release Fenix, but the current Firefox browser will reach the end of life at some point next year.

Via: ghacks