Mozilla zeroes in on privacy with new Android browser

Late a year ago, Firefox introduced a new, private web browser for iPhone, called Firefox Focus.

New in the Android version is a tally of how many trackers have been blocked, the ability to disable the blocker for specific sites, and a reminder notification to delete your browsing history.

Firefox Focus is not necessarily created to be a main browser but rather in the spirit of Microsoft's "buying your wife an anniversary present" sentiment.

There is nothing differ from the iOS Firefox app, but something is more in Android.

On Tuesday, Mozilla said that the app, which was released for iPhone and iPad users in November, is now available on Google Play.

"Firefox Focus is the automatic private browser that provides tracking protection", Bermes said. There are many use cases for wanting to browse the web without being tracked, but Mozilla offers a common example: reading articles via apps "like Facebook". To make matters worse, the web can often feel cluttered. As the name suggest, Firefox Focus is designed for a tab-less browsing experience. It's also troubled by its choice of Yahoo a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener" *launching today on Google Play as a free download. Firefox Focus for Android automatically blocks a lot of trackers and send do not track requests as well. Anyone who supports the web welcomes Mozilla's privacy-focused initiatives.

Disable tracker blocker - For sites that are not loading correctly, you can disable the tracker blocker to fix the issues.

The browser has a very sparse look and there's a notification system in place that reminds you to erase your browsing activity if you leave Focus running in the background.

Vanessa Coleman