Mozilla has officially launched extension support in Firefox for Android

Mozilla has announced that the infrastructure and catalog of add-ons for the Android version of Firefox are now ready. The company claims that the launch marks the first time when a mobile browser offers a full, open add-on ecosystem.

The initial plan to adapt about 200 add-ons for the Android version of Firefox was exceeded, with 489 add-ons available on the day the catalog was launched in early November. The ultimate goal is to support all add-ons available for Firefox in the (AMO) directory on the mobile version of the browser.

officially launched extension support in Firefox for Android

To ensure the stability of the browser, Firefox for Android has added support for a multi-process mode, in which add-ons are executed in a separate process. Work is also ongoing to port missing APIs from the desktop version of Firefox to the Android version.

Developers of add-ons for the desktop version are encouraged to adapt and optimize their products for the mobile version, including transitioning from the constant background execution model to the event processing mode.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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