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Firefox 24 released, brings WebRTC support and “quickshare”

Lewis Leong

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Firefox 24 is here and focuses on Android this time around. The updated browser for Android brings WebRTC support, quickshare, and an improved Reader for saving your articles to read later.

Both Google and Mozilla have updated their desktop and mobile browsers to support the WebRTC standard, which lets users enjoy real-time communication like video chat within the browser without the need to install a plugin. This should be good news for developers who want to start coding sites to take advantage of WebRTC, which allows sites to access your phone’s cameras and microphone.

Firefox 24 released, brings WebRTC support and “quickshare”

Firefox Quickshare

Firefox 24 for Android also gets a new “quickshare” feature, which recognizes the services you share links with the most and places them in the Share menu for quick access. This will make emailing or sharing a story on Twitter just a click away. The quickshare feature also allows sharing links using NFC. Any two NFC enabled phones can now send links to one another by holding the phones together.

firefox reader

Last but not least, Firefox 24 for Android updates its Reader function with auto day-night mode switching using your device’s ambient light sensor. Users can also switch between serif and sans serif fonts.


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Source: Mozilla Blog 1, 2

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