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Firefox focus crosses one million downloads on Android

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Published : Jul 23, 2017, 6:59 pm IST
Updated : Jul 23, 2017, 6:59 pm IST

One million downloads in a month is a huge milestone for the Firefox Focus for the Android app.

The latest version of Firefox Focus for Android comes with support for watching videos in full-screen, support which appears to be compatible with most video hosting websites, but not YouTube due to a bug which Google is yet to fix.
 The latest version of Firefox Focus for Android comes with support for watching videos in full-screen, support which appears to be compatible with most video hosting websites, but not YouTube due to a bug which Google is yet to fix.

Firefox Focus was launched on Google’s Android mobile platform only a month ago, and it looks like it already passed the one million downloads mark. Mozilla wants to celebrate this milestone by launching three new user-requested features.

One million downloads in a month is a huge milestone for the Firefox Focus for the Android app, which Mozilla designed from scratch. The app is easy to use, fast, simple, and is also free of any visual clutter which could get in the way of surfing the Web on the mobile device. The app also comes with an ad-blocker which promises to block annoying ads.

"Since the launch of Firefox Focus for Android less than a month ago, one million users have downloaded our fast, simple privacy browser app. Thank you for all your tremendous support for our Firefox Focus for Android app," said Mozilla in a blog announcement. "This milestone marks a huge demand for users who want to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to their personal information and web browsing habits."

The latest version of Firefox Focus for Android comes with support for watching videos in full-screen, support which appears to be compatible with most video hosting websites, but not YouTube due to a bug which Google is yet to fix.

Furthermore, the web browser now lets users download all sorts of files on their Android-powered devices and also updates the notification actions to make it easy to open the app.

The Firefox Focus for Android 1.0 version is available for download from the Google Play Store. The app is compatible with Android 5.0 version and above. The app is also supported by Google’s Linux-based mobile operating system for smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. Firefox Focus is designed to block a wide range of common Web trackers and makes it easy to erase your entire browsing history, thus putting the user in full control.

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