Mozilla Firefox 58 for Android arrives to the last development stage before its official launch by Firefox, the beta is available in the Play Store. Anyone who wants to download and test it can finally contact the Progressive Web App system.
Web applications are designed to function as true native applications (browser execution), so that they are faster, useable offline and can be added and launched from the home screen. With a dedicated button in the address bar, any progressive web application can be added as a link to the home screen.
Firefox 58 stable version coming soon
The stable version of Firefox 58 for Android will be available from next January, meanwhile you can review all the new features implemented in this beta, through the official list of changes published in Google Play.
Official Changelog – Firefox 58
- Added the ability for users to add websites to home screen like native applications
- Added support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) playback
- Added Bengali from Bangladesh (bn-BD) and Nepali (ne-NP) locales
- Removed the Firefox Search widget from home screen
For those who want to test how the progressive web application works (Progressive Web App), please note that the new beta can be downloaded from Google Play for free, of course. For the sake of integrity, note that PWAs were previously activated in Firefox 58 Nightly versions.
Download Firefox 58 for Android | Google Play
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