By Stephen Schenck | November 8, 2011 5:32 PM
Right as September was winding-down, Mozilla released a new beta of Firefox for Android, bringing the browser up to version 8.0. If you didn’t feel like beta-testing new and yet-unproven features at the time, you might want to take another look at Firefox, as today Mozilla has taken off the beta wrapping and delivered the finalized Firefox 8.0 to the Android Market.
The feature set introduced in Firefox 8.0 doesn’t include any revolutionary changes, but should offer general performance improvements, and includes a new security management tool that lets you control access to all your saved passwords via one master password. This release also marks Firefox for Android now employing the same rendering engine as its desktop counterpart, which should contribute to a more consistent user experience across devices.
This release has us anticipating the arrival of Firefox 9.0 beta. After all, with its accelerated release timetable, Mozilla got the first beta of 8.0 out just a matter of days after Firefox 7.0 for Android formally launched.