13 March 2019
Mozilla has officially released Firefox Lite web browser in India. It is the newest lightweight browser from the company and is aimed at users with low-end devices. It weighs only about 4MB in size which means it can be installed on any Android device without having to worry about storage space issues. It is the same browser which was released in Indonesia about two years ago.
To start off, Firefox Lite is a minimalist user interface with nothing but just a search bar and a bunch of quick links to different websites. The search bar also acts as the address bar for entering any website URL. The quick links are related to Mozilla partners for the browser which include the likes of YouTube, Facebook, Hotstar, Flipkart, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
It has all sorts of settings which you would expect from a mobile browser. It means there is a private tab option, night mode, bookmarks, download manager, and clear cache. It has a dedicated option to block images from the web page which should result in faster loading of web pages. It should also help users in saving data while browsing.
One noteworthy feature included in Firefox Lite is Turbo mode. It is a feature which can be enabled or disabled as and when required by the user. When enabled, the browser goes on to block ads and trackers to offer a faster web browsing experience. Another interesting feature is the ability to capture full-page screenshots instead of just the portion visible on the display.
Firefox Lite is available for download via Google Play Store. It is only 4MB in size which means even if you are on a slow internet connection, you should be able to download it fairly quickly.
- Firefox Lite | Android | Google Play Store, Free