It’s only been a few months since since Mozilla released the final build of Firefox 4 for Android. We dug the interface’s gesture controls, but were less than blown-away by its speed. Mozilla’s plans for accelerated releases mean that it hasn’t had any time for rest and reflection, and instead has been hard at work on the next iteration of its mobile browser. Today, it marked the culmination of those efforts with the cross-platform release of Firefox 5, including the Android version.
While the feature has been available to desktop users in earlier releases, Firefox 5 is the first time Android users will have the ability to set a Do Not Track option, instructing sites that you don’t want your actions online followed in order to build a marketing profile on you.
Firefox 5 claims support for more web standards than ever before, now featuring CSS Animations. Mozilla says that these changes, besides just making web sites richer, will allow developers to more easily create plug-ins to help you personalize your Firefox 5 install.
Mozilla claims even faster page loads than ever, but as we’ve been unable to realize some of these purported speed boosts in the past, that might be something you want to check out yourself, rather than accept at face value. Specifically, Mozilla says to look for improvements when connected over 3G, instead of on a faster network.
Firefox 5 is available now in the Android Market.