Firefox Focus Browser brings Built-in Ad Blocker to Android
Mozilla last year launched the Firefox Focus privacy-minded browser for the iPhone and iPad. The new browser from Mozilla is finally available on Android.
Much like the iPhone and iPad version, the new Firefox Focus app for Android allows users to browse the Internet without being tracked by “tracking ads,” which essentially track user behaviour without any consent, and also slow down the Web on a mobile device.
The biggest attraction of the browser is that it comes with built-in ad blocker which means it works automatically without the need to switch on the feature.
Apart from blocking ad trackers, Firefox Focus can also block analytic trackers and social trackers.
Mozilla has introduced some new features to Firefox Focus for Android like ad tracker counter, which counts the number of ads that are blocked per site while using the app; disable tracker blocker, which lets users disable the tracker blocker for some sites that are not loading correctly, and notification reminder, which reminds users when the Focus browser is running in the background.[related-posts]
The Focus browser will also users erase browsing history, passwords, and cookies with just one tap.
After being available on App Store for over six months, the Firefox Focus is now available to download via Google Play.
Barbara Bermes, Product Manager, Firefox Mobile announcing the Android availability claimed that Firefox Focus mobile app for Android users was made a great default browser experience.
Since they support both custom tabs and the ability to disable the ad blocking as needed, it works great with apps like Facebook when you just want to read an article without being tracked.