10 July 2018
Mozilla has been working on a number of different Firefox browser variants since past few months. These variants are aimed at offering specific features for a particular kind of audience like the recently released Focus browser which offers better privacy controls to users. And now, a new Mozilla browser for Android has been spotted which is named Firefox Rocket and is currently under testing only in Indonesia.
As the name suggests, the Firefox Rocket is a lightweight browser with a goal of offering a faster web browsing experience to users. It is also aimed at reducing data usage costs by blocking ads and trackers which is an optional feature called Turbo mode and can be enabled/disabled anytime a user wants. Even the file size is quite low which means if you have an entry-level Android phone with low internal storage, you can install the browser without any issues.
The browser also offers the functionality of saving web pages for offline viewing which can be handy for those users who don't have access to a reliable internet connection. It is worth mentioning that the Firefox Rocket browser does not offer tabs functionality. It means you can't use multiple tabs at once which appears to be a decision to make sure that it does not end up eating too much RAM on budget devices.
In simple words, the Firefox Rocket browser is for you if you have an Android device which is low on specs or you are in an area where internet is either slow or unreliable or maybe both. As it is currently under beta testing, it can also turn out to be unstable but things should get better with future updates if anything like that happens. If you are in Indonesia, you can get the browser from the Play Store. But for others or anyone who prefers sideloading, the Firefox Rocket APK is available for download via APKMirror which you can install manually on your Android device.
- Mozilla Firefox Rocket (Beta) | Android | APK Mirror, Free