Firefox Browser Now Works on Older Android Phones
Mozilla recently announced a new version of its Firefox browser for the Android platform that is compatible with a much wider range of smartphones. Previously, Firefox only worked with somewhat-newer devices based on ARMv7 processors running Android 2.2 Gingerbread and up. Now, Firefox also works on devices based on ARMv6 processors. This new support for the older processor architecture means the browser is available to older devices. Mozilla believes this is important because it says some 500 million Android phones run on ARMv6 architecture. Firefox for Android is a free download from the Google Play Store.
Mozilla Releases Firefox to iOS Devices
Mozilla today made its Firefox browser available to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Mozilla released a preview of the browser in New Zealand in September, but is now offering the Safari alternative to everyone.
Mozilla Testing Firefox Browser for iOS
Mozilla has released a public preview of its Firefox browser for iOS, though the preview is limited to New Zealand. Mozilla has long shied away from bringing Firefox to iOS, but given the popularity of iOS devices it reconsidered.
Google Brings Standalone Apps to Android Wear 1.0 Hardware
Google this week updated some of its Play Store policies that will improve the availability of apps for older Android-based smartwatches. Specifically, Google has made multi-APK apps available to Android Wear 1.0 devices.
Microsoft Says It Optimized Skype for Older, Slower Android Devices
Microsoft recently released an updated version of Skype for Android meant for older smartphones. Specifically, this down-tuned variant of Skype is intended for Android devices running 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to 5.1 Lollipop.
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