Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular Android browser of all time next to Google Chrome, having over 100,000,000 download in Google Play Store. According to latest reports, Mozilla has been working on a new Android browser called “Fenix” which will eventually replace Firefox for Android.
Firefox hasn’t been receiving much attention form the company probably because the company has directed it attention towards the development of Fenix browser.
As spotted by Ghacks, a support document published by Mozilla outlines the company’s plans for replacing Firefox (referred to as ‘Fennec’ in the document) with Fenix. Firefox 67 and 68 for Android will be released as previously planned (on May 14th and July 9th, respectively), but afterwards, the browser will only receive bug fixes and security patches.
The document did not say when Mozilla plans to finally release Fenix, but the current Firefox browser will reach End-Of-Life status sometime next year 2020. Support ends when Fenix is ready and users of the legacy version of Firefox for Android can be migrated to the new mobile browser.
Mozilla Fenix browser is currently available in beta build and can be installed on any device. To download Mozilla Fenix browser, click here and download with respect to your device architecture.